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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 18, 2017

By Andy Arica, Benefits Analyst

Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants to empower you to put safety first and Just Drive.

You can pledge to your children or other loved ones that you will be an attentive driver. Share your pledge on social media.

I pledge to

for my own safety and for others with whom I share the roads. I choose to not drive distracted in any way – I will not:

  • Text or Snapchat

  • Update Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, or other social media

  • Check or send emails

  • Take selfies or film videos

  • Input destinations into GPS (while the vehicle is in motion)

  • Call or message someone else when I know they are driving

*Article adapted from National Safety Council site

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