Driven to Distraction: Defensive Driving Awareness Month
April 19 - 10:00 AM EST
April is observed as Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council. Distracted driving occurs any time an individual takes their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the task of driving safely. Any non-driving activity that you engage in can be potentially distracting and result in a motor vehicle accident. This webinar will provide statistics and tools to encourage you and your team to eliminate distractions in the car, as well as how to deal with distracted drivers outside your car.
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New research suggests that distraction is present in 52% of normal day-to-day driving. Any non-driving activity that you engage in can be potentially distracting and result in a motor vehicle accident. Check out this SafetyConnection to learn about the different types of distracted driving, and what you can do to prevent it.
Many of us get in the car and head to our destination at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour, with our minds more focused on the upcoming activities of the day than the road ahead. The most recent statistic report that for every one million mile traveled, 1.49 people are killed. How can you become a defensive, safe driver?
Driving to save lives, time and money in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others is Defensive Driving. Most driving accidents are collisions. A collision occurs when the driver fails to do everything reasonable to avoid it. Check out this SafetyConnection for tips on how to assess your safe driving habits.