April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is
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.

Visit the National Safety Council to learn more regarding the dangers of cell phone safety while driving and always remember to Drive Aloha!

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