NSC offers kit for distracted driver prevention
Apr 29, 2009 11:20 AM
The National Safety Council (NSC) is now offering a Distracted Driving Resource Kit for companies to help educate employees about the risks of using cell phones while driving.
"When you’re on a call, even if both hands are on the wheel, your head is in the call and not on your driving," said John Ulczcki, NSC group vice-president. "Research shows that drivers are four times more likely to be involved in a crash while talking on a cell phone. With the kit’s resources, including its policy documents, companies of all sizes can start to change the way their employees think about using cell phones and other messaging devices behind the wheel."
The kit addresses the risks of using hand-held and hands-free communication devices while driving. It also helps companies create and implement individualized distracted driving policies and present them in a positive manner.
The kit includes a suggested timeline for implementing policies companywide and introducing related new procedures.
Available on CD, the kit includes a wealth of electronic resources, such as:
•A call to action for a distracted driving policy.
•Template distracted driving policy.
•Informational article on the risks associated with distracted driving.
•The top ten reasons for a no-cell driving policy.
•Tips for distraction-free driving.
•A one-hour training program on distracted driving (includes Instructor Guide, Participant Guide and PowerPoint Presentation).
•Distracted Driving Safety pamphlets.
The kit is $39.95 for NSC members and $49.95 for non-members. To order, call 800-621-7619 and ask for product 32101-0000, or visit nsc.org.
Companies also may be interested in the NSC resources to support their implementation of a cell phone policy. Fact sheets, data and other information concerning cell phone use while driving are on the NSC Web site.
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