Distracted driving is deadly, claiming 3,142 lives in 2020. Cell phone use while driving is a visual, mechanical, auditory and cognitive distraction. At minimum, an estimated 1.6 million traffic crashes per year are caused by drivers using cell phones.
Protect yourself and those around you:
- Put your cell phone on silent or vibrate before starting the car.
- Modify your voicemail greeting to indicate you are unavailable to answer calls or return messages while driving.
- Inform clients, associates and business partners why calls may not be returned immediately.
- If you need to talk or text, pull over to a safe location and park your vehicle.
- Hands-free cell phones are not safer. Cell phone driving is a visual, mechanical and cognitive distraction.
- Educate your employees, drivers and parents on the dangers of driving while on a cell phone.
- Implement a corporate cell phone ban at your place of employment. For more information on creating and implementing Safe Driver Policy, visit our Safe Driving Policy Template page.
- Support cell phone legislation and enforcement.
We offer an entire course on distracted driving. Our course is designed to change drivers’ attitudes towards texting, cell phone use and social media while driving.