Do your part to stop distracted driving accidents
Educate Yourself About the Causes of Distracted Driving
- Manual Distraction That Requires You to Take the Hands off the Steering Wheel
- Visual Distraction That Forces You to Take Your Eyes Off the Road
- which removes your mind from the task at hand (driving)
No matter how careful with a driver you are, the risk is that you have fallen victim to one or all of the above distractions. This month, force yourself to be deliberate in your driving and identify and stop your bad driving tendencies before you get the chance to follow them.
Active actions you can take to keep our roads safer
- Lead with examples. Never let mobile phones, food, passengers or other distractions take your attention away from the road.
- Inform your teen driver about all the responsibilities that come with having a driver's license. If necessary, remind him or her that in many states, those who have a test certificate may have their license suspended or delayed if they were driving while distracted.
- Encourage your teenager to speak up when he or she is in the car with a friend who drives distracted
Extend your knowledge to the workplace
Employers have a great influence over their workers, which they should benefit from by making distracted driving awareness part of their workplace safety culture. Even if you can't control how employees work outside the office, you can encourage them to think twice about their decisions. For example, if you make subtitles while driving a company's vehicle a copyright infringement, drivers may be more likely to place their phones in the glovebox before placing the vehicle (whether business or personal) in the device. If you add distracted driving awareness courses to your current training program, the lessons that employees learn during these courses can stick to them after hours.
Learn more about how to help stop distracted road accidents