Help save lives. Learn more about how you and your organization can share the #JustDrive message every year during Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants to empower you to put safety first and Just Drive.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Share the message!
Create awareness in your workplace, your home or your community by sharing the distracted driving message. Lead a safety meeting or toolbox talk with all employees on the topic of distracted driving. NSC offers infographics, a poster, a fact sheet and a number of social media-friendly graphics.
When you share the Distracted Driving message on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #JustDrive on all your posts, shares, and retweets.
Whether you’re looking to protect your workers, convince someone else of the dangers, keep your family safe, or just make a difference, this is a great way to stay connected.
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Pledge to Drive Cell Free
You can pledge to your children, to your loved ones, to your co-workers and to yourself that you will be an attentive driver. Share the pledge on social media if you’d like. Encourage your family members, your co-workers and your employees to take the pledge also.
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Create a Safe Driving Policy
A safe driving policy can help your workers understand your organization’s expectations for safe drivers. Use the policy template that the NSC provides 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.
Participating in Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a great opportunity to introduce a new safety driving policy to staff or remind personnel about the safe driving policy your organization already has in place.
Learn More About Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The NSC offers many more resources that you can utilize for your company to promote Distracted Driving Awareness. Visit nsc.org to find videos, articles, statistics, facts, online courses and many other ways you and your company can engage in the important message of Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Distracted driving incidents can increase one’s insurance rates by as much as 41%. The Simple Dollar has put together a guide that aims to alleviate these risks by breaking down methods to prevent distracted driving and dealing with the impact it can have on insurance rates. Learn more about The Potential Costs of Distracted Driving.
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A quarterly safety meeting on the topic of distracted driving is always a great idea!