Here are some reminders that will help you stay focused while behind the wheel, plus make your journey safer with these Dodge Journey features.

Remember the days when no one called you on the phone while you were driving? That doesn’t happen anymore. In fact, statistics show you shouldn’t answer that call if one foot is deciding whether to hit the accelerator or brake.

Our team of knowledgeable, friendly sales consultants and service techs at Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM want you to know what the studies have shown to give you some knowledge and encouragement to cruise the streets in your car free of distractions. It’s always a good time to share some safety reminders to help keep you and your family safe.

In a University of Utah study, participants talked on their cell phones about their favorite topic while driving. The study found no difference of the danger posed for talking on a hands-free device or directly on the phone.

The National Safety Council maintains that there are 1.6 million crashes per year caused by cell phone use. Texting is the cause of about 390,000 of those crashes. The truth is, texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause a wreck than drunk driving. Texting while driving, the NSC reports, causes a 400 percent increase in time spent with your eyes off the road.

In other words, a text that takes five seconds of your attention from the road while driving 55 mph means you have traveled about the length of a football field.


Tips for No Texting While Driving and How Dodge Journey Features Can Help

So how can you encourage yourself or your teen to let it go to voicemail?  Here are a few tips from our team here at your Lake Wales Dodge dealership, plus we’ve included some insight on Dodge Journey features that can help!

  1. First, try putting your phone away (out of sight out of mind).  In the Dodge Journey, the available Uconnect(r) 3 with 8.4 touchscreen can allow the driver hands-free calling, and more, to keep distractions to a minimum.
  2. Next, try an app that will block incoming texts.  There are even apps that will auto-respond for you to clarify that you are driving and you’ll get back to them when you’re off the road.
  3. If you are going to use your phone for navigational purposes, make sure that it is mounted to the dashboard.  The Dodge Journey, however, has the Uconnect(r) 3 NAV with 8.4 touchscreen, which enables drivers to not only put the phone away and avoid distractions, but gives access to navigation and SiriusXM(r) Travel Link and SiriusXM(r) Traffic (both included with five years of service).


Dodge Journey Keeps Your Safety at the Forefront

At Lake Wales Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, you can check out the Dodge Journey, a car that has safety and comfort in mind. The Journey was designed with a multitude of standard and