Itasca, IL – As part of National Safety Month, the National
Safety Council urges the public to drive safely, without distractions. National
Safety Month is an annual observance to educate and encourage safe behaviors
around top causes of preventable injuries and deaths.
is a time when many choose to hit the road and travel to their favorite
vacation spots. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous times of year
for driving. Getting to and from destinations safely should be the number one
- Make sure your vehicle is up-to-date with maintenance
requirements—tire rotations, oil changes, battery checks, etc.
- Prepare an emergency kit for your car, including water,
non-perishable food and a first aid kit
- Avoid common driving
distractions by turning you cell phone off or putting it on silent so you
won’t be tempted to check it
- Bring games for young children to keep them
occupied during long car rides
During National Safety month, the Council is calling on
organizations, communities and the public to help share this information and
encourage safe behaviors. Posters, tip sheets and crossword puzzles are available
for free download at nsc.org/nsm.
Additional materials are available for NSC members to promote driving safety.
thanks Toyota for being a Safety Leader of National Safety Month and the
exclusive sponsor of Driving Safety.
About the National Safety Council
1913 and chartered by Congress, the National Safety Council, nsc.org, is a
nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and
deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership,
research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with
businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public in areas
where we can make the most impact – distracted driving, teen driving, workplace
safety, prescription drug overdoses and Safe Communities.