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Distracted Driving Awareness Month



Recognize April 2014 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to:

  • Stop using cell phones while driving
  • Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit
  • Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain
  • Tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving

How you can get involved
 

1. Take the pledge to drive cell free 

 

 

 

2. Share our cell phone distracted driving infographics:

 

 

3. Download the 2014 campaign materials, including:

 

 

 

NSC Member-exclusive items

 

 

 

Additional reports:

 

4. View and share these distracted driving videos:

 

5. Share NSC messages via your social media (Facebook and Twitter) using #DDAM

 

 

 

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month was introduced as a resolution in 2010 by former Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO) and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 410-2 vote on March 23, 2010. The resolution mentions 9-year-old Erica Forney, who was struck and killed by a distracted driver in Fort Collins, CO, in November 2008. Erica’s mother, Shelley Forney, is a founding board member of Focus Driven - Advocates for Cell-free Driving.

 
 
 
 

Free Webinars 

The impact of hands-free
cell phone use 
Wednesday, April 2, 1 p.m. CST   
 
Presented by: The Honorable Robert Sumwalt National Transportation Safety Board and David Teater, Sr. Director, Transportation Initiatives, NSC

NTSB slides

NSC slides

  
 
The multitasking myth
Wednesday, April 16, noon CST   
 
Presented by: Paul Atchley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Kansas and
Deborah Trombley Program Manager, NSC    
 
  
 
 

Vintage National Safety Council Video on Distracted Driving

 
 

Additional Materials 

What were you thinking?

Where is your brain power going?

Now you see it, now you don't

Every second matters

 

distracteddriving.nsc.org

 

Don't forget to download the
NSC Cell Phone Policy Kit

 



Does your organization have a cell phone policy?

 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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