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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 “According to the National Safety Council, April is National Traffic crashes are the leading cause of workplace death. With one in four crashes estimated to involve cell phone use, we need to be concerned. Join NSC in educating your workers on the risks of driver cell phone use. Calls kill - it doesn't matter if a driver is talking on a handheld or hands-free device. More than 30 studies show hands-free doesn't make a driver any safer - the brain remains distracted by the conversation.”

Please join in with our nation and with the University of Dayton community during the month of April and place a renewed focus on the safety of others as well as on our own personal safety.  You can start by educating yourself on the information provided below by the National Safety Council and then begin a conversation with your family, friends, and co-workers about distracted driving and cell phone use.


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Dont Assume
Don't Assume the Driver Sees You

Focused Driver
Focused Driver Challenge

Just Not Worth It
It's Just Not Worth It

Consequences Can Be Deadly
Consequences Can Be Deadly

Safety Talk and Factsheets:

5 Minute Talk
5 Minute Talk: Parking Lot Safety

Habits Worth Breaking

Factsheet: Habits Worth Breaking

Hands Free Mytj
Factsheet Hands Free Myth

Thank you for your attention to this very important issue.  With all of us working together, we can reduce the tragedies caused by distracted driving involving cell phone usage.

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