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Everything You Need for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thank you for teaming with NSC to recognize Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Use these resources to create or enhance a distracted driving program to engage your workforce, share safe driving messages and help your workers get home safe after every shift. These weekly, step-by-step instructions will help you make the most of your distracted driving materials.

Throughout the month, you can help us make the roads safer for everyone with a donation to our lifesaving mission. Donate to NSC.

Through April 1

  1. Resources: Download and review your Distracted Driving Awareness Month materials below.
  2. Social Media Kit: Help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving with ready-to-use social media posts and images from our NEW digital social media kit. This kit makes it easier than ever to share distracted driving posts and images on your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Be sure to use the hashtag #JustDrive in all your posts. Check out the brand new digital social media kit.
  3. Proclamation: Work with your local, county or state government to declare April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Our guide makes the process clear and easy. Get the Proclamation template and the Proclamation how-to guide.
  4. Mark your calendar. Join us for the Distracted Driving Awareness Month Twitter Chat on 4/13. Additional details on this event below.

April 1-10

  1. Commit to driving distraction-free by taking the NSC Just Drive PledgeEight people are killed and hundreds more are injured in distracted driving crashes each day. Start the month by encouraging your workers to take the NSC Just Drive Pledge to drive distraction-free. Take the Just Drive Pledge.
  2. Posters: Get the word out by printing and displaying posters in common areas or sharing them digitally to raise awareness of distracted driving risks. This week, show why “just” isn’t an excuse to drive distracted and share the three steps for setting up a safe drive. Get the posters here and here.
  3. Video: Keep the conversation going by sharing a video with your workers on how to safely set up for your drive before every trip. Watch How to Set Up Your Drive.
  4. Infographics: Share infographics on internal monitors and online to catch the attention of employees and keep safety on their minds. This week, put the focus on in-vehicle distractions and the risks of hands-free phone use while driving. Get the infographics here and here.
  5. Online Defensive Driving Courses: The 4-hour NSC Online Defensive Driving Course, recently updated to the brand-new 11th Edition, has modernized content, an entirely new look and feel, and is more interactive than ever. The NSC Distracted Driving Online Course is designed to motivate drivers to change their risky driving behaviors and attitudes about distracted driving, and is available in 45- and 90-minute formats. Learn more about the courses.

The Distraction is Coming From Inside the Car Infographic


April 11-17

  1. Safe driving policy: A safe driving policy can help your workers understand your organization’s expectations for safe drivers. Use this policy template as-is or to update your existing policy to help keep your workers safe on every trip behind the wheel. Download the policy template and access the free NSC Safe Driving Kit for a policy guide.
  2. Posters: Print and display a fresh pair of posters in common areas or share them digitally to raise awareness of distracted driving risks. This week, bust some stubborn multitasking myths and explain the basics of copilot rights in the car. Get the posters here and here.
  3. Fact Sheet: While you’re busting multitasking myths, share a fact sheet with your workers to clear up the dangers of driving distracted and why it’s so important to stay focused on the road. Download the fact sheet.
  4. Infographics: Continue the conversation on multitasking myths and help your workers better understand new vehicle technologies with this pair of infographics. Get the infographics here and here.
  5. Twitter Chat: Participate in the Distracted Driving Awareness Month Twitter Chat at 11 a.m. CDT on 4/13. Join NSC and others on Twitter to hear from experts, ask questions about distracted driving and engage with other organizations focused on keeping their workers safe behind the wheel. Use the hashtag: #JustDrive22 in all of your posts during the chat.

So You Think You Can Multitask Infographic


April 18-24

  1. E-blast reminder: Driving distraction-free is a lifelong commitment. Send a reminder email to your workers about the risks discussed this month and encourage them, if they haven’t already, to take the NSC Just Drive Pledge. They can also share it with their friends and loved ones. Take the Just Drive Pledge.
  2. Poster: Distracted drivers see just a fraction of their driving environment. Share this poster with your workers along with the message: keep your eyes on the prize behind the wheel. Download the Poster.
  3. 5-Minute Safety Talk and accompanying presentation:  Keep the focus on the reality of distracted driving by starting a meeting with this safety talk and ready-to-use presentation. Grab a blindfold to really illustrate the point. Download the Safety Talk and the Presentation.
  4. Video: Help your workers understand that just a few seconds of distraction can change someone’s life forever. Share this video from Florida State Trooper Carlos Rosario to hear his story and encourage your workers to discuss their own experiences with distracted driving. Watch Carlos Rosario’s story.

Who is Driving Infographic


April 25-30

  1. Poster: Share a final poster with your workers this week to explain a simple solution to distracted driving: buckle up and phone down on every drive. Get the poster here.
  2. Quiz: After engaging your workers with these resources for the month, put their knowledge to the test with this quiz on distracted driving risks. Download the quiz.
  3. Infographic: Distracted driving is an issue all across the country. Give your workers a better understanding of how state distracted driving laws have changed over the years with this infographic. Get the infographic.
  4. Report: Get a better understanding of distracted driving with this NSC report, “Understanding Driver Distraction. In it, NSC presents research behind recommendations to ban the use of cell phones and in-vehicle technologies while driving. Download the report.
  5. NSC Policy Statement: Distracted driving is an issue for every person on our roads, whether they are a driver, passenger or pedestrian. Get a full understanding of this issue and the role employers can play in stopping it in this NSC policy statement. See the Policy Statement.

Understanding Driver Distraction Report


Additional NSC Roadway Programs and Resources

  1. Check To Protect: Right now, over 50 million vehicles on the road have open recalls, but they can be repaired for free at a dealer. Don’t let a recall be another distraction for your workers. Encourage them to visit CheckToProtect.org.
  2. Join the Road to Zero Coalition. Sign up to receive the latest news, resources and invitations to events from the Coalition on distraction and other roadway issues. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates.
  3. Our Driving Concern: Distraction behind the wheel is always dangerous, whether you’re on a city street or in a parking lot. Get free training, education and toolkits on distracted driving and other risks from Our Driving Concern.
  4. DriveitHOME: Distractions are especially dangerous for new drivers. Help your workers protect the teen drivers in their lives with free resources at DriveitHOME.org
  5. Hot cars and distraction:  Distraction can have deadly consequences even when it doesn’t lead to a crash. Encourage your workers to take the free NSC Children in Hot Cars training  and get additional resources at nsc.org/HotCars.
  6. Child passenger safety training: An NSC survey found that parents are less likely to drive distracted with their children in the car. Help your workers keep their young kids safe with this free Car Seat Basics eLearning.

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