Did you know that more than 40,000 people were killed on our roadways in 2017 from distracted drivers? All of those fatalities could have been avoided if drivers decided that their calls and texts could wait.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created an “It Can Wait” campaign that is encouraging drivers to resist the urge to answer that text or call that could simply be the last call or text the driver might ever make.
The NHTSA has partnered with a nonprofit Ad Council to encourage drivers to visit their site for more information on how to avoid the urge of being distracted by their phones while driving.
To avoid being a distracted driver follow these simple tips:
- Keep your phone off
- Don’t text and drive
- Turn your headlights onn
- Obey the speed limit
- Minimize distractions
- From both passengers and the radio
- Practice defensive driving
With this month being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the National Safety Council is providing a free 45-minute distracted driving online class from April 15-21, 2018. Participants have 14 days to complete the course from the day of sign up. Visit safetyserve.com/ddam.
Don’t be a statistic and take the “It Can Wait” Pledge at https://www.itcanwait.com/.