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4 Resources for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

SafeStart promotes Distracted Driving Awareness Month

We’re halfway through Distracted Driving Awareness month and hopefully you’ve been able to bring attention to this serious issue. To help sustain this initiative over the next few weeks, here’s a brief roundup of  four great resources that highlight how distracted driving puts everyone on the road at risk—and one that outlines some practical solutions.

Top 10 Causes of Distracted Driving – Some of the causes of distracted driving—like eating in the car or using cellphones—will be no surprise to anyone. But do you know how often each cause is a role in a fatal collision? The #1 cause of distracted driving will also be a surprise to more than a few people.

Hands-free Doesn’t Mean Risk-free – Produced by the NSC, this great infographic shows how dangerous distraction is. It also points out the three components of driving safely: hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and mind on driving. That means using a phone hands-free is just as dangerous as talking on a handheld device because it still takes your mind off the task at hand.

Should We Ban the Car Radio? – If distracted driving is so dangerous should we eliminate radios and other audio devices in cars? This article reviews a debate that’s been around since the 1930s and discusses what a ban on car stereos has in common with well-intentioned legislation that limits texting and cellphone use while driving.

Free Distracted Driving Webinar – If you’re going to check out one distracted driving resource this month then this should be it. The Cause and Cure for Distracted Driving is a free on-demand webinar that talks about the phenomenon of distracted driving and, more importantly, what can be done to reduce distracted driving on and off the job. It covers the 3 types of at-risk behavior and 4 sources of distraction behind the wheel—and shows what you can do about them.