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Distracted Driving Educational Materials

  • 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.

    Resources to Share


    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.



    Resources for Employers



Calls Kill

There is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving – even hands free. Distracted driving takes many forms, but cell phone use is at the top. Research shows the brain remains distracted for 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands. Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone, but often you don't realize that distracted driver is you.

  • Additional Materials for NSC Members

    Members, see what other materials are available to you during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Not a member? Join today.

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Watch: Dashboard Technology: Friend or Foe?

Multitasking technology in vehicles, such as voice-activated cell phone control, is here to stay. But, should you talk to your car while driving? This NSC webinar examines the cognitive demands placed on drivers today

Get Social Using #TakeBackYourDrive

Download our Distracted Driving Awareness Month Social Media Kit to share images and text for Facebook and Twitter. You may use our ready-made suggestions or create your own posts. Just make sure to include the #TakeBackYourDrive hashtag so we'll all be part of the same conversation.

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