Saving Lives Together

Distracted Driving

Dangers of distracted driving 

A distracted driver is not only a risk to themselves, but they also endanger their passengers and other road users. 
It’s not only mobile phones that can distract you from the complicated task of driving. 
Kids in the back seat, activity on the road side, eating, drinking and personal grooming can all distract a driver.  
Keep your eyes on the road to ensure the safety of your loved ones and others.

Avoid all distractions

Do you get easily distracted? Here are some tips to help you change your ways and become a safer driver: 
  • Turn off your mobile phone when driving.
  • Adjust all vehicle controls before setting off.
  • Turn off your MP3 player when driving. 
  • Take a break rather than eat, drink, smoke or groom yourself while driving. 
  • Check a map before starting the journey to know what lies ahead. 
  • Ask passengers to be quiet if you are having difficulty concentrating while driving. 
  • Ensure pets are properly restrained in the vehicle. 
  • Recognise what makes you distracted and avoid that activity when driving. 
  • Make sure the vehicle’s windscreens and mirrors are clean and unobstructed.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.