Stop distracted driving at your workplace.
A Crash Course in Texting.
Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent — at 55 mph — of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. (VTTI)
Make texting and driving a thing of the past.
There’s too much at stake to look the other way.
Generations of Americans have thoughtlessly put themselves in danger through behaviors that seemed harmless at the time. We do the same today whenever we take our eyes off the road to send or receive a text. Don’t text and drive.
Did You Know?
The risky behavior of distracted driving poses a danger to vehicle occupants as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. Driver distraction is a specific type of driver inattention. Distraction occurs when drivers divert their attention from the task of driving to focus on something other than the road. Distracted driving takes on many forms such as:
- Cell phone use (texting or talking)*
- Eating or drinking
- Conversations with multiple passengers
- Reading (maps, etc.)
- Watching videos
- Adjusting controls (radio, AC, heat, etc.)
- Daydreaming (cognitive dissidence)
In 2017, there were 401 fatal crashes reported to have involved cell phone use as a distraction (14% of all fatal distraction-affected crashes).
*Text messaging requires visual, manual and cognitive attention from the driver and is considered extremely dangerous behavior while driving.
1Natonal Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)