Distracted Driving: One Call Can Change Everything

  • An Estimated 1 in 4 Car Crashes Involves Cell Phone Use

    ​Many distractions exist while driving, but cell phones are a top distraction because so many drivers use them for long periods of time each day. Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone, but when you are the one who is distracted, you often don't realize that driver is you. Learn more about distracted driving.

    Distracted Driving Research Statistics


    NSC has compiled a large amount of research on distracted driving, including data on:

    • Crashes
    • Hands-free devices
    • Cognitive distraction
    • Text messaging and voice-activated texting
    • Cell phones compared to alcohol-impaired driving
    • Teens and young drivers
    • Evaluation of laws and enforcement


    You can find research and statistics on these and many other topics here.

  • Hands-free is Not Risk-free

    With some state laws focusing on handheld bans and carmakers putting hands-free technology in vehicles, it’s no wonder people are confused. However, while many drivers honestly believe they are making the safe choice by using a hands-free device, it’s just not true. Your brain remains distracted by the conversation. Learn more about distracted driving.
  • Employers Bring About Change

    ​While no state has a law prohibiting all cell phone use while driving, employers are putting policies in place banning the use of handheld and hands-free devices to eliminate cell phone distracted driving and keep their employees safe. Learn more about distracted driving.

  • Free Cell Phone Policy Kit
    To help make it easier to put a policy together, ​NSC has created a free kit with all the materials you need to build leadership support for a cell phone policy and tools to communicate to employees.

    Download the kit

  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Did you know there is a lot you can do to help prevent distracted driving?

    • Stop using your phone while driving
    • Use social media to tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving
    • Take the pledge to drive cell-free
    • Learn more about Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Everyone has a Role in Ending Distracted Driving Epidemic

  • The Greatest Threat to Your Employees

    Safety personnel are invited to test drive the new NSC Distracted Driving Online Course for free. The course will change drivers’ attitudes, help lower liability risks and save lives.

    Demo the Course

Employers are leading the charge to end distracted driving. See how the City of Tulsa implemented a total-ban cell phone policy for all employees.

  • Additional Distracted Driving Resources

    Check out a variety of videos, infographics and reports to help spread the word that distracted driving is dangerous.

    Download Materials

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