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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.

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of drivers say they’ve seen people distracted by technology while driving

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of drivers say it would take being involved in an accident to dissuade them from using their phone while driving

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of drivers think employer cell phone policies would deter others from using phones while driving

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of drivers say demands/pressure from work cause them to use their phones while driving

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of drivers are very willing to drive without their cell phone

The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, NSC focuses on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death so people can live their fullest lives.
NSC has led a Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign since 2010 to support a united effort to eliminate distracted driving. The annual event, usually held in April, was moved to October due to COVID-19.
Find out how you can make the roadways safer with NSC and support the Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

FREE NSC Materials

Posters, fact sheets, infographics, social media posts and more from the NSC to spread the word at work and in the community about the dangers of distracted driving.

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Leading experts know eliminating distracted driving is easier than you think. Here are their whats, whys, and hows.

Dr. David Strayer explains why cell phones and new in-vehicle technology have unintended consequences that adversely affect driver safety.

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Kelly Nantel from the National Safety Council shares a best practices approach to successfully setting up a safe driving program that minimizes the risk of distracted driving.

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Chief Legal Officer Rick Frawley shares his experience implementing TRUCE at the nations second-largest propane retailer – reducing accidents by 40% in year 1.

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Find out how to reduce accidents by 30% – 40%.

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