Did you know that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month?
Read on for more facts about this epidemic, and remember: Focus on DRIVING - Your car is NOT a phone booth!
What is Distracted Driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger and bystander safety. These types of distraction include:
But, because text messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.
The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses.
At this point, we think most people realize just how big a problem and how dangerous distracted driving is. However, seeing this list of distracted driving statistics all together in one long list really puts it into perspective. Going through and reading these statistics proving the dangers of distracted driving then realizing that millions of people still drive while distracted is a sad truth.
The Facts on Distracted Driving
Take Five - It is National Stress Awareness Month
If you suffer from chronic stress, and can't influence or change the situation, then you'll need to change your approach. Be willing to be flexible. Remember, you have the ability to choose your response to stressors, and you have to try various options.
Make it a Committment to Wear your Safety Equipment
"No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take time to perform our work safely!"