National Safety Month: Driving Safely
The National Safety Council (NSC) has reported that more than 38,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2015; some of these fatalities involved people who drive for a living.
We are an NSC member and make safety a priority everyday. In fact, it is a cornerstone of how we help our customers build safer communities, and safety plays into how we operate internally.
As part of National Safety Month, watch the NSC’s video entitled Together We Can End Impaired Driving, and re-familiarize yourself with the safe driving tips below.
Together We Can End Impaired Driving
Safe Driving Tips
- According to the NSC, more than 90% of crashes are due to driver error and preventable.
- Don’t be distracted! Before taking off in your vehicle, turn off smartphones and other devices.
- Get settled in before your trip. Set mirrors, seats, air temp and more before you leave.
- Get your navigation and tunes dialed in before you take off.
- The first alcoholic drink starts to impair driving skills. #NeverDrinkAndDrive
- Occasionally, medications can affect your ability to drive. Check your prescriptions!
- Speed limits are in place for a reason – take care to drive safety!
- Don’t drive if you’re tired. Pull over if you need to.
- Avoid fatigue on long trips by taking regular breaks.
- Seatbelts are required by law for a reason; they save lives. Make sure everyone is buckled up before driving.
- Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination. That way you won’t feel rushed.
- Always follow your company’s guidelines for operating motor vehicles.
- Ask yourself: R U A safe driver? Recognize the hazard, Understand the defense and Act correctly in time.
Visit the NSC’s website for more information and resources on National Safety Month.