From The National Safety Council:
Hands-free cell phones are not safer. Cell phone driving is a visual, mechanical and cognitive distraction.
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An estimated minimum of 28 percent of all traffic crashes – or 1.6 million per year – are caused by drivers using cell phones and texting. To protect yourself and those around you:
- Put your cell phone on silent or vibrate before starting the car.
- Modify your voicemail greeting to indicate you are unavailable to answer calls or return messages while driving.
- Inform clients, associates and business partners why calls may not be returned immediately.
- If you need to talk or text, pull over to a safe location and park your vehicle.
- Hands-free cell phones are not safer. Cell phone driving is a visual, mechanical and cognitive distraction.
- Educate your employees, drivers and parents on the dangers of driving while on a cell phone.
- Implement a corporate cell phone ban at your place of employment.
- Support cell phone legislation and enforcement.
For more information, please visit www.nsc.org.
Information and recommendations are compiled from sources believed to be reliable. The National Safety Council makes no guarantee as to and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances.