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Ending Distracted Driving is Everyone's Responsibility

  • Thousands have Died in Crashes Involving 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 distracted, you often don't realize that driver is you.

    New technology in vehicles is causing us to become more distracted behind the wheel than ever before. Fifty-three percent of drivers believe if manufacturers put "infotainment" dashboards and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe. And, with some state laws focusing on handheld bans, many drivers honestly believe they are making the safe choice by using a hands-free device. But in fact, these technologies distract our brains even long after you've used them.

    Make no mistake: This multitasking technology is about convenience, not safety.

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. See how the city of Tulsa implemented a total-ban cell phone policy for employees.

Parking Lots Are Riskier Than You Think

As holiday shopping kicks into gear, remember that parking lots pose unique hazards for pedestrians and drivers.

Be Alert, Stay Safe

Exclusive NSC Webinar

Eliminating distractions in your own car is important, but what about everyone around you? This webinar will help you be ready to respond.

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  • Technology Can be Part of the Solution

    Cell phone blocking devices can prevent distracted-driving crashes and save thousands of lives.

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  • 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.

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