Distracted Driving: One Call Can Change Everything

  • April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Take Back Your Drive

    The National Safety Council invites you to Take Back Your Drive.

    New technology in vehicles is causing us to become more distracted behind the wheel than ever before. Drivers – 53% of them – believe if manufacturers put "infotainment" dashboards and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe. 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.

    During Distracted Driving Awareness Month and beyond, please share our free posters, tips, infographics, videos and other resources to help get the word out about the dangers of distracted driving. It's about saving lives.

    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 who is distracted, you often don't realize that driver is you.

    With some state laws focusing on handheld bans and car-makers 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.

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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.

  • 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 Research

    ​Learn, share and help end this deadly epidemic.

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Everyone has a Role in Ending Distracted Driving

  • 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

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