National Distracted Driving Awareness Month is observed in April and sponsored by the National Safety Council. Distracted driving is any activity that has the potential to divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month calls attention to the best way to end distracted driving, which is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. If you do not already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more. And, please share this information with others. Together, we can help save lives. Remember the slogan, It Can Wait!
Distracted driving is a leading cause of traffic deaths worldwide. Who's most distracted behind the wheel? Young men, says a survey of Norwegian adults and teenagers of both sexes. Radio dials were by far the biggest attention-suckers, followed in order by eating, using car equipment, reaching for things, answering calls, prolonged eye contact with passengers, making calls, using a GPS, reading texts, and writing texts. Simply raising awareness of the dangers of this risky behavior, the study suggests, reduced how often it occurred.
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Sponsor:
National Safety Council
To learn more, visit http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving-awareness-month.aspx
The awareness color for Distracted Driving Awareness is Red.
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