April 2013 is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. It’s an important campaign as many people remain unaware of how dangerous it is to talk on the phone while driving – even if you are using a hands-free cell phone.
Employers need to be aware of their opportunity to contribute by instituting company wide bans of cell phone usage while driving. The National Security Council offers a manual to assist companies like bus lines and trucking companies adopt these kinds of programs here.
This is particularly important since there is no federal distracted driving cell phone ban and while some states have passed these laws, others have not: for employees that regularly cross state lines having a company policy can make a big difference.
As part of the month long campaign, the National Security Council has issued the following video to promote awareness of the dangers of distracted driving: