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For Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, the National Safety Council is launching the first national campaign to focus on the dangers of using hands-free devices while driving. There are plenty of campaigns that talk about the risks of texting and driving but none that target hands-free. We know this will be a surprise to many people. A National Safety Council poll found 80% of Americans mistakenly believe that using hands-free is a safe choice while driving.
Will you help us spread the word?
NSC offers a wide variety of free tools and resources for your use at nsc.org/callskill. Here are just a few ways you can help:
Help share these important messages with your coworkers, family and friends so we can make the roads safer for us all.
Talking on a cell phone while driving makes you four times more likely to crash, and texting while driving increases your chances of a crash by up to
8 to 23 times.
What's the Problem?
In addition to taking their eyes and hands off the wheel, distracted drivers take their mind off the primary task of driving. Drivers talking on cell phones miss
half of the information in their driving environment.
Drivers using cell phones are less likely to see:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that employers in Texas spend
$4.3 billion every year as a result of on and off the job traffic injuries. In recent years, numerous plaintiffs have filed and won multi-million dollar actions against employers for injuries arising from negligent driving of an employee who was distracted by the use of a cell phone.
What Employers Can Do
Implement a Cell Phone Ban
A corporate cell phone ban might ask employees to:
A project of the National Safety Council in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation.
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