Park the Distractions

OnStar is here to help keep you safe on the road.


Keep your focus on the road. 

Distracted driving is more common than you may think. Transport Canada reports that 20.5% of all fatal crashes in 2020 involved a distracted driver.


Eating, applying makeup, talking to others and adjusting the radio – all are forms of distracted driving, which can be dangerous. OnStar* is all about helping keep you safe, so here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe and focused on the road. 

Put your phone away

If you need to talk or text, pull over. Better yet, set your phone to “Do Not Disturb” mode and put it out of reach to minimize temptation for a quick browse online while at a red light. 

Use your Bluetooth®

You can also connect your compatible smartphone to your vehicle’s speakers with Bluetooth* pairing if you want to stay updated on incoming messages and calls while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. 

Use a designated texter

If you’re driving with someone, let your passenger read and send your text messages, or enable Bluetooth pairing.  

No multitasking

Make a promise not to multitask and stick to it. Don’t eat, drink or smoke while driving. Make time at home to eat or put on makeup, so your focus is only on the road.  

Properly secure kids and pets

Traveling with pets and kids can be a challenge if you’re not prepared. In addition to packing games and snacks, make sure to bring the right car seat and pet carrier. Everyone should be properly buckled in and restrained, not only to help stay safe, but also to avoid fidgety distractions. 

Set your navigation

Before you hit the road, program your destination into your GPS. Do not try to do it while driving.

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