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Safe Driving

Driving Change

With car crashes on the rise, we want to help protect you on the roads.

Learn more about the increase in crashes — and more importantly, what you can do to drive change — through this video and infographic. And, check out the tips below.

3 Tips for Safer Driving

Allstate has a rich history of helping keep roads safe for more than 65 years, beginning with drivers' education in the 1950s, working to make seatbelts mandatory in the '60s, encouraging auto makers to include air bags into the '80s, and funding programs for teen drivers through The Allstate Foundation. Our dedication does not end there. With the summer driving season underway, now is an important time to focus on keeping you safe on the road:

A woman talking on her agent after a car accident.

  • Put down your phone: Your phone is full of distractions — texting, talking, Facebook, Snapchat, and your GPS — just to name a few. Texting while driving takes our eyes off the road for an average of 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's driving the length of a football field — completely blind. Just focus on driving to help stay safe.
  • Use technology to your benefit: While certain technology can be distracting, some can help protect you. Allstate has teamed up with Cellcontrol to help reduce distracted driving. Cellcontrol is a new technology that can disable texting, social media, game apps, selfies and other phone distractions on the driver's phone (but not passenger phones, if desired).
  • Pay attention to speed: According to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rising speed limits are costing lives on the road. Increases in speed limits over two decades have cost 33,000 lives in the U.S. In 2013 alone, the increases resulted in 1,900 additional deaths, essentially canceling out the number of lives saved by frontal airbags that year.

If you haven't yet, download our Drivewise® app to help make you more aware of your driving habits — and earn rewards for driving safely.

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