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Cognitive Distraction


Why driving while talking on cell phones is risky behavior

Many people know texting while driving increases crash risk. But cell phone conversation while driving is also risky. Talking on hands-free or handheld cell phones requires the brain to multitask – a process it cannot do safely while driving.

To explain what happens to the human brain when talking on cell phones while driving, NSC has a white paper, “Understanding the distracted brain: Why driving while talking on hands-free phones is risky behavior:”


Are your employees and your business safe?

This free downloadable kit for employers provides ready-to-use materials to build leadership support for a cell phone policy, and communicate to employees the crash risks and need for a policy. Provides sample policies and dozens of ready-to-use communications.


NSC Video Series: Understanding Distracted Driving

A series of 12 short videos answer the most common questions about cell phone use while driving. All videos are free for you to download or available via YouTube
Several videos address cognitive distraction of cell phones:
Cognitive Distraction Webinar
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