Continuing with National Safety Month for June, we are turning our attention to driving safety.
Operating a motor vehicle is a huge responsibility, yet it is something that most of us do on a daily basis without even thinking about it. Not only is it important to keep your eyes on the road and obey traffic laws, but also that you concentrate on driving and driving alone. That means put down the cell phone, and make sure that you aren’t distracted by any other devices or people.
46 out of 50 states have completely band text messaging for drivers, and in Missouri it is illegal to text while driving if you are under the age of 21 (which is considered a novice driver). With that many laws it’s clear to see how important of an issue this is. Texting while driving has accounted for hundreds of thousands of injuries, as well as thousands deaths (stats). That is why it is of the utmost importance that you always keep your eyes on the road, and focus your attention to your driving.
While you can follow the rules of the road, and be as careful as possible concentrating on yourself, you unfortunately cannot control other drivers. That is why it is also extremely important to always wear your seat belt, and keep proper posture. Make sure that your headrest is properly adjusted, and that you keep your neck over your shoulders – with the back of your head resting comfortably on the head rest. In the event that you do get into an accident, this will make sure that you stay as safe as possible while trying to avoid neck trauma.
It is important to have your spinal alignment checked out by a chiropractor, and make sure that you are always observing proper posture. Not only will this keep you safer, but also helps keep your whole body and nervous system functioning properly. In the unfortunate event that you do experience a car accident, make sure to make an appointment as soon as possible. This way you can help start your body’s healing process, and avoid long-term negative effects.
Wellness Chiropractic is located at 910 Kehrs Mill Rd in Ballwin, MO. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call 636-391-1611