DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
During the month of April, several organizations unite under the same mission encourage everyone to drive with focus and to reach their destination safely. Distracted Driving Awareness Month puts safety first and text messages, arriving on time, and friends under the influence in the back seat.
According to 2016 statistics, the National Safety Council estimates as many as 40,000 people died on U.S. roadways. That’s a 6% increase over 2015 statistics and 14% over 2014. The NDC says that’s the most dramatic two-year increase in 53 years.
What can you do? Turn off your phone. Designate a sober driver. Reduce your speed. Crying children can wait until you can pull over safely. Wear your seat belt.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take the pledge to stay focus and end distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Safety Council, state, county and local law enforcement support campaigns increasing awareness to end distracted driving. Throughout the month of April, visit www.nsc.org or www.nhtsa.gov to learn more about what’s causing crashes, how to prevent them and what else you can do. Use #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth to share on social media.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month is promoted by several safety organizations in the United States.
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