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  • 1. © 2012 Douglas StockdaleHOW MANYEnsuring the safety ofall motorists on theroadways is theresponsibility of every will it take?driver, and safe driving Change the culture Want to do more?involves more than having and curb cell phone • ontact your elected officials C use while driving: and ask for their immediate andtwo hands on the wheel • ake a personal commitment to M sustained support for cell phoneand eyes on the road. drive cell free legislationThe mind also must be • esearch existing technology that R • ownload the National Safety Dfocused on driving. prevents cell phone use while Council FREE Cell Phone Policy Kit driving by holding your calls and to help your employer implementConsider the facts: messages and delivering them or strengthen a cell phone policy at when you are finished driving work at distracteddriving.nsc.org• ands-free devices do not eliminate H cognitive distraction – the distraction • urn your phone off or put it on T • ead the Council’s white paper, R to the brain silent while driving so you are “Understanding the Distracted not tempted to answer it Brain,” to learn more about• ognitively distracted drivers can C • peak up when you are in the car S cognitive distraction miss up to 50% of their driving environment, including stop signs, with someone who uses a cell pedestrians and red lights phone while driving – ask if you can do it for them, or if it can wait• early 25% of all crashes involve N drivers distracted by cell phones • hange your voicemail message to C reflect that you are either away from• rivers talking on cell phones – D your phone or driving, and that you’ll handheld or hands-free – call back when you can do so safely are four times as likely to crash • f you are talking to someone who I• rivers who text increase their D you know is driving, tell him/her to likelihood of a crash by 8 to 23 times hang up and call you later 0412 000083713c  © 2012 National Safety Council.Take the pledge: nsc.org/pledge

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