NSC Reschedules Distracted Driving Awareness Month for October

The 10th annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month was originally scheduled to occur in April, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Safety Council (NSC) will host the 10th annual Distracted Driving Awareness month in October after the event was postponed in April because of coronavirus.

This year’s Distracted Driving Awareness month began with the release of a report that covers the science that is behind distractions that occur while driving and make roadways safer.

“The research is clear – we can save lives and prevent injuries if we drive attentively and avoid distraction,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “This October, I encourage all motorists to commit to driving attentively, particularly avoiding cell phone and in-vehicle technology that takes your hands, eyes or mind off the task of driving.”

The report recommends that drivers only use their cell phones if they are parked and that they program apps for navigation and music before they start driving. There is also a signal to legislators to pass laws that prohibit the use of devices while driving.

For more information on the upcoming Distracted Driving Awareness month, visit nsc.org.

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