Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Many distractions exist while driving, but cell phones are a top distraction 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 realize that driver is you.
On a typical day, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes. Talking on a cell phone – even hands-free – and texting divert your attention away from driving. Join the NSC and TRUCE throughout October for the 10th anniversary of Distracted Driving Awareness Month and help make our roadways safer.
Terminix is committed to getting every employee home safely each day. By eliminating distracted driving, it helps them achieve that goal – and demonstrates the role companies can play in making our roads safer.
An October 2020 survey by the NSC and TRUCE found we continue to accept crashes and near-misses as the cost of connectivity.
of drivers say they’ve seen people distracted by technology while driving
of drivers say it would take being involved in an accident to dissuade them from using their phone while driving
of drivers think employer cell phone policies would deter others from using phones while driving
of drivers say demands/pressure from work cause them to use their phones while driving
of drivers are very willing to drive without their cell phone