Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Though traffic has dropped significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, crashes still take place on our roadways and highways because of dangerous driving behavior. On a typical day nationwide, more than 700 people are injured in distracted driving crashes, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). Talking on a cell phone (even those hands-free models) or texting or programming an in-vehicle infotainment system diverts your attention away from the road and your surroundings. Keep yourself and others around you safe and #justdrive.
Numerous distractions exist while driving, but cell phones remain a top distraction. Remember, all it takes is one brief moment in taking your eyes off the road to phone or text that can lead to a serious crash!
Many drivers believe if manufacturers put “infotainment” dashboards and hands-free technology in vehicles, they must be safe. And, with some state laws focusing on handheld bans, many drivers honestly believe they are making the safe choice by using a hands-free device. This multitasking technology is about convenience, not safety.
Advocate for Change
When you pledge to practice responsible, courteous, and safe habits on the road, we’ll send you a Drive Aloha window decal to proudly display!