April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

From the National Safety Council website…

“Thousands have died in car crashes involving cell phone use. New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Take Back Your Drive.

NSC makes it easy to spread the message about the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Share these free posters, tip sheets, infographics and webinars on social media, your web page or via email. Please help us get the word out.”

Take the Focused Driver Challenge and pledge to drive cell free. You can pledge to your children or other loved ones that you will be an attentive driver. Share your pledge on social media if you’d like.

 


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

I have about an hour commute to work and an hour commute home each day (4 days a week) and I can honestly say that I probably see at least a dozen driver talking on their cell phone while driving each way. It’s become a game to me to spot the drivers by the way they are driving and I’m rarely wrong.
In spite of the fact that it is now illegal to drive with a cell phone plastered to your ear, the police is apparently turning a bling eye because there are still hundreds of people out there doing it.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the National Safety Council (NSC) wants drivers all across American to “ditch the cell phone while driving”.

Find out more about what you can do or what your company can do to reduce distracted driving on the NSC website page dedicated to it.
You’ll find a pledge to sign, posters you can download, a video and opportunities to share the message with social media.