April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Safety Training & Compliance (STC) wants to remind you of the importance of staying focused while driving. Distracted driving is a serious issue that claims countless lives every year. Following simple guidelines and adopting safe driving practices can help preserve human life on the road. Here’s everything you need to know about staying focused on the road in honor of Distracted Driving Safety Month from STC:
The Risks of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving refers to any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the task of driving. This includes texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, and even daydreaming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019, distracted driving claimed the lives of 3,142 people. Additionally, it is estimated that over 400,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents that year. These sobering statistics demonstrate the urgent need for heightened awareness around this issue.
How to Prevent Distracted Driving
Preventing distracted driving starts with awareness. Drivers should always focus on the road and avoid using their phones or other distracting activities while driving. It is also important to avoid eating, drinking, or applying makeup while behind the wheel. Additionally, drivers should always be well-rested and alert when driving to avoid the risk of drowsy driving. Implementing these safe driving practices can help reduce the number of distracted driving accidents on the road.
STC’s Commitment to Road Safety
At STC, we believe preserving human life through safety extends beyond the workplace. That’s why we’re committed to promoting safe driving practices and raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Our team of experienced safety consultants offers a variety of training programs to help individuals and organizations learn how to stay safe on the road. From defensive driving courses to mobile device policies, we provide comprehensive solutions to help reduce the risks of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is a serious issue that affects us all. By staying focused and adopting safe driving practices, we can help prevent accidents and save lives. STC is committed to promoting road safety and providing the resources necessary to help individuals and organizations stay safe. Want to learn more about distracted driving awareness and how you can stay safe on the road? Check out our blog today!
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