April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted Driving occurs when drivers take their full attention away from the road and instead attempt to either multi-task or focus on texting, talking on a cell phone, grooming, adjusting a radio, or attempting other activities.
Distracted Driving is an all too common occurrence in our society today. And it is a dangerous issue that must be address immediately. In fact, studies indicate that each year Distracted Driving results in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries.
In an effort to draw attention to this epidemic and make our communities a safer place to live, many AAJ members across the country are joining forces with The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, 60 For Safety, and EndDD.org will provide End Distracted Driving campaign presentations at hundreds of schools, community groups, civic organizations and other gatherings.
This effort to reach more than 100,000 student drivers will kick-off an ongoing campaign that will continue throughout 2012 and beyond. These educational, informative and inspiring talks will present the sobering statistics of our current safety crisis, share true stories of the costs of Distracted Driving, and offer simple steps that drivers can use immediately to help themselves and others around them End Distracted Driving.
For more information about the program, click here.
If you want to take action to help end distracted driving, here are two ways you can get started:
- Make a pledge—Make a commitment to do something to end distracted driving. Submit a written pledge, or share a video pledge.
- Share the featured “Faces of Distracted Driving” video.