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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention approximately nine people are killed each day in the U.S., and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes which involve distracted drivers.

Distracted driving has been determined as anything that takes your attention away from driving. For instance sending a text message, talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system, and eating while driving are just a few examples. Any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others.

In order to increase the focus on prevention, the National Safety Council (NSC) has selected April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NSC will be providing free social media kits (safety checklist, infographics, webinars, etc.).

For more details review the NSC Distracted Driving Webpage, and if you need any transportation safety assistance, contact ISRI’s Transportation Safety Director Commodor Hall

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