At Cellcontrol, we believe corporations must eliminate the enormous expense and liability related to distracted driving. With 40% of all commercial crashes attributed to distracted driving, eliminating distracted driving not only makes the nation's roadways safer, but also lead to improved safety and profitability. There are many partners that share the mission and vision of ending the epidemic of distracted driving. Check out the websites of these six organizations for helpful information about distracted driving:
U.S. Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA)
"One text or call could wreck it all" is the federal government's cautionary message. Distraction.gov is the NHTSA's official website for facts and resources about distracted driving. It's loaded with information to help educate employees and employers about the dangers of distracted driving. The agency leads initiatives to end texting while driving, including banning texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraging states to pass tougher laws and raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
A federal agency created in 1970, OSHA regulates health and safety in the workplace. OSHA's mission is to "assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance." The organization has a litany of resources on workplace safety and training, including this guide for employers on reducing commercial vehicle crashes.
National Safety Council (NSC)
The NSC website offers extensive research on distracted driving, with facts about commercial drivers, crashes, cognitive distraction, state laws, and texting and driving. This is a helpful resource for both employers and their employee drivers.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The organization’s mission is to identify traffic safety problems, promote research that seeks solutions and publish information and educational materials. While many of its initiatives touch the consumer market, the research the Foundation supports and conducts can be very valuable to companies. Search the website for helpful information about texting and driving.
Drop It and Drive (DIAD)
This organization's stated mission is to stop distracted driving by raising public awareness to the point that talking and texting while driving becomes as socially unacceptable as drinking and driving. The group provides seminars and presentations for all types of groups, from elementary age children to corporate and community groups. The website provides links to driving simulators that can help your employees see how distractions like texting and driving negatively impact their driving skills.
End Distracted Driving
End Distracted Driving was created by the parents of Casey Feldman after she was killed in 2009 by a distracted driver. The group is committed to raising awareness and creating action against distracted driving; it provides speakers for school, workplace and community presentations, as well as a comprehensive website offering useful resources on a variety of distracted driving topics, including texting and driving.