2018 Health Events
Led by the National Safety Council, Distracted Driving Awareness
is a united effort to recognize and eliminate
from Distracted Driving.
Join us to help save lives.
Distracted driving is a
Public Health Issue
that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor
vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than
on our nation's roadways last year, and Distracted
Each death is
From Cell Phones to Dashboard Infotainment Systems to
evolving Voice Command Features – all pose a threat to our
of your attention is all takes to change a life forever.
increased 9% through the first six months of 2016 and
the same period in 2014.
remain the leading cause of death in the Workplace,
as well as for teens, and Distraction is still
a serious issue. In addition to cell phone use behind the
wheel, in-vehicle, voice-activated infotainment systems make
it easier than ever for drivers to be distracted. Despite
these systems being marketed as safer, studies show they are
actually more distracting.
percent (53%) of drivers believe if manufacturers put
"infotainment" dashboards and hands-free technology in
vehicles, they must be safe. With some state laws
focusing on handheld bans, many drivers honestly believe
they are making the
by using a Hands-Free device. But in fact, these
Distract Our Brains
even long after you've used them.
Although many distractions exist while
because so many drivers use them for long periods of time
each day. Almost everyone has seen a driver distracted by a cell phone,
but when you are the one distracted, you often don't
Make no mistake: Hands-free
multitasking technology, including voice-activated cell phone use and
texting, is about
For more information about Distracted
Driving and ways to prevent Distracted Driving Fatalities, visit the
National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month webpage at:
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