According to data from the U.S. National Safety Council (NSC), talking on a mobile phone while driving increases accident risk by four times. Texting while driving increases accident risk by between eight and 23 times. And although thousands die needlessly in phone-related crashes every year, many people still tolerate phone use at the wheel.
To remind us that texting and driving don’t mix, the NSC has declared April as the Distracted Driving Awareness Month. So what better time to refresh our collective memory about the dangers of distracted driving, and how we can easily avoid the risk?
Here are some resources we’ve put together to help keep this issue top of mind for your fleet:
- Not Just Another Distracted Driving Post
- Distracted Driving: Building a Better Fleet Policy
- Distracted Driving: Laws and Liability
- Driver Safety: Your Number One Priority