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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Recognize April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

**Stay tuned for 2015 materials**

Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to:

  • Stop using cell phones while driving
  • Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit
  • Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain
  • Tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving

How you can get involved

1. Take the pledge to drive cell free 




2. Share our cell phone distracted driving infographics:



3. Download the 2014 campaign materials, including:




NSC Member-exclusive items




Additional reports:


4. View and share these distracted driving videos:


5. Share NSC messages via your social media (Facebook and Twitter) using #DDAM




National Distracted Driving Awareness Month was introduced as a resolution in 2010 by former Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO) and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 410-2 vote on March 23, 2010. The resolution mentions 9-year-old Erica Forney, who was struck and killed by a distracted driver in Fort Collins, CO, in November 2008. Erica’s mother, Shelley Forney, is a founding board member of Focus Driven - Advocates for Cell-free Driving.


Video Contest Winners

Free Webinars 

The impact of hands-free
cell phone use 
The multitasking myth 

Vintage National Safety Council Video on Distracted Driving


Additional Materials 

What were you thinking?

Where is your brain power going?

Now you see it, now you don't

Every second matters


Don't forget to download the
NSC Cell Phone Policy Kit


Does your organization have a cell phone policy?


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