April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
According to the National Safety Council, “Driving is a privilege…it also gives you an enormous amount of responsibility.” The responsibilities while driving include;
- Wearing a safety belt
- Driving sober
- Focusing on the road
- Driving defensively
Distracted driving has become an extremely dangerous hazard for roadway safety. The best way to prevent distracted driving is by educating yourself on dangerous driving behaviors.
One way to begin educating on distracted driving is to partake in Distracted Driving Awareness Month during April. The National Safety Council provides an entire webpage devoted to “Safety on the Road.”
A program of the National Safety Council incorporates an entire section to an Employer Traffic Safety Program. This program thoroughly details;
- distracted driving
- impaired driving
- aggressive driving
- passenger restraints
It also supplies great supporting materials, like recorded webinars, articles, fact sheets, and brochures, to incorporate in your workplace as another step to keep your employees safe on the road.
Another informative website for distracted driving is distraction.gov. This is an official Government website for distracted driving, and relays powerful information including statistics, facts, research and how to get involved in the fight against distracted driving.
Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon. Education is essential for the prevention of this scary routine. Training can be a powerful tool in helping to chance employee’s behavior when it comes to risky driving.
A few distracted driving courses Mastery offers:
“Driving Distractions of the Everyday Driver”
“Driving Distractions of the Professional Driver”
“Distracted Driving: Real Accidents, Real Stories”
“Distracted Driving: At What Cost?”
“Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving”