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Meet Emily Stein

Emily Stein is a National Safety Council Survivor Advocate. Emily's father was killed when a distracted driver veered onto the shoulder and struck him as he was securing a tarp on his truck. The driver was programming her GPS.

Emily reminds us that no distraction in the car is worth your life or anybody else's life.

The National Safety Council has created a collective voice for those who have lost loved ones to preventable crashes. If you've lost a loved one due to a crash caused by a distracted driver or an inexperienced teen driver, NSC would like to work with you. Together, we can put an end to these senseless deaths.

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  • Know the Facts

    ​There are three types of distraction:

    • Visual distraction takes your eyes off the road
    • Manual distraction takes your hands off the wheel
    • Cognitive distraction takes your mind off the task of driving
  • According to NHTSA, approximately 9% of drivers are using handheld or hands-free cell phones at any moment during the day. Studies have shown that drivers using cell phones react to situations more slowly, whether they are hands free or not.

    If you or someone you know has been affected by cell phone distracted driving, becoming a survivor advocate can help you share your story – and save lives.​

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    ​Get involved and share your story.

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