Don’t Text and Drive
As you trailer your horse, keep your eyes on the road and your thoughts on your horse’s safety. If you need to text or make a call, pull over safely, well out of traffic. Texting while driving can make for an unsafe, uncomfortable ride for your horse, and even puts you at risk for a catastrophic accident.
While it may seem as though you only glance down at your phone when you text, you miss more than you think. The average time a driver’s eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds, according to Distraction.gov, the United States government’s website for distracted driving. Traveling at 55 miles per hour, that’s the amount of time it takes to pass by a football field.
When you keep your eyes on the road, you’ll also see potential obstacles and slow down before you need to hit the brakes. This makes for a smoother, safer ride for your horse. You’ll have more time to avoid a potentially fatal accident.
Stash your phone while trailering your horse; distracted driving can lead to a catastrophic accident.