Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

From 2010 – 2019 a total of 40,946 crashes were caused by distracted driving. These distractions lead to 14,018 injuries and 119 fatalities in Nebraska alone. That’s an increase of over 30%!

  • The Cell Phone. Sending/Reading a text takes your eyes off the road for approximately 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.
  • What About Hands-Free? Driving hands-free, we have a 37% reduction in depth perception, spatial awareness and 10% reduction in reaction time. Driving Hands-Free is Not Risk Free. Allowing employees to conduct business on hands-free devices while driving is to invite a 4x increased likelihood of a crash. The risks are even higher when a driver is texting and emailing.
  • So Many Distractions. Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in any task that takes your focus off the road – texting, talking on the phone, watching videos, reading, even passengers can be a distraction.  Distracting tasks can affect drivers in different ways and can be categorized as visual, manual, and cognitive distraction.

The Law prohibits the use of handheld wireless devices to read, write, or send communication while operating a motor vehicle.

$200 First Offense, $300 Second Offense, $500 for subsequent Offenses + 3 points against Drivers License

 

What Employers Can Do:

1. CREATE A POLICY

2. SCHEDULE A PRESENTATION

3. Free Resources For Your Campaign!

4. CONDUCT A CELL PHONE OBSERVATION

PDF posters for printing and posting all around your workplace or organization.


Safe Driving Saves Lives

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Double Takes

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Don’t Clown Around

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Somebody’s Waiting

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Hey, Are You On Your Way?

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Dead Man Talking

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Donut Drive Distracted

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Just Drive

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Multitasking: Your Opportunity to Screw Up

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Before You Drive Away – Rental Car Check List

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“This is Not a Phone Booth”

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360 Degree Walk Around

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A Crash is Not an Accident

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Change driver behavior with our creative resources and your ongoing educational efforts. Share this silent looping file in your lobbies, breakrooms and other places where you post information on video monitors. Your employees will learn answers to these questions (and much, much more):

  • What do an astronaut and safe driver have in common?
  • Is it safe to use a hands-free device while driving?
  • Where do you think the majority of fall-asleep crashes occur?

DIRECT DOWNLOAD: Please contact us to request additional video downloads in English and Spanish


Short safety talks designed with safety leaders in mind. An easy tool to deliver a safety talk in 5–15 minutes.


Safety Huddle – Driving in Rain

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Safety Huddle – Parking Lots

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Do Not Disturb: Cell Phone Settings

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Crash Cost Calculator

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Nebraska Safety Coaching Cards 2021

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Safety Huddle – Intersections

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Safety Huddle – Railroads

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Safety Huddle – Pedestrians

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Safety Huddle – Securing Your Load

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man driving a car with a hand on a horn

Safety Huddle – Speed Limit

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Safety Huddle – Work Zones

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Young Man Texting While Driving

Safety Huddle – Distracted Driving

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Safety Huddle – Drowsy Driving

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Safety Huddle – Road Signs

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Safety Huddle – Backing Up

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Take advantage of a captive audience by posting Traffic Tabloids in company or organization restrooms.


August – Back To School

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July – Summer Safe Time

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June – Safety in All Times & Places

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May – Share The Road

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April – Free Is The Way To Be

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March – Even When Wet, Safety is Your Best Bet

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February – Road Safety is Dear To My Heart

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New Year, New Chance To Get It Right

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November – Serve Up Safe Driving

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December – Recipe for Holiday Safety

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September – Drivers, Motorcycles, Bicyclists and Pedestrians Share the Road

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August – Pedestrians and Parking Lots

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June – Heat Stroke, Distraction

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May – Visibility

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April – Distracted Driving

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February 2021: Love Candy! Love Safe Drivers!

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January 2021: Drive to Conditions

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December 2020: Let Safety Guide Your Sleigh Tonight!

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Traffic Tabloids icon

November 2020: Is Your Safety Vision 2020?

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Traffic Tabloids icon

October 2020: Can You Do Two Things at Once?

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Traffic Tabloids icon

September 2020: Pedestrians Do Not Make Good Hood Ornaments

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Traffic Tabloids icon

August 2020: If You’re Distracted, Who’s Driving?

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Traffic Tabloids icon

May 2020: Priorities Change … Values Do Not

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Traffic Tabloids icon

February 2020: Love Your Loved Ones Enough To …

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Traffic Tabloids icon

Safe Driving Is the Artwork of Awareness Etched in One’s mind.

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Traffic Tabloids icon

Safety is Not a Backup Plan

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Traffic Tabloids icon

Deck the Halls with Safety

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Safety Huddle – Driving in Rain

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Safety Huddle – Parking Lots

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Safe Driving Saves Lives

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2022 Distracted Driving PSA Class A

2022 Distracted Driving PSA Contest Winner: Kearney High School

Double Takes

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Don’t Clown Around

Download

August – Back To School

Download

Do Not Disturb: Cell Phone Settings

View Resource

Crash Cost Calculator

View Resource

July – Summer Safe Time

Download

Somebody’s Waiting

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

June – Safety in All Times & Places

Download
Videos icon

Distracted Driving Affected Us – Paul

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Distracted Driving Affected Us – Cade

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Distracted Driving Affected Us – Cliff

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State Patrolman Shares a Message

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Multitasking: Fact or Fiction?

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Distracted Driving Affected Us – Ashley

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Distracted Driving Affected Us

Traffic Tabloids icon

May – Share The Road

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

April – Free Is The Way To Be

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

March – Even When Wet, Safety is Your Best Bet

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

February – Road Safety is Dear To My Heart

Download

Hey, Are You On Your Way?

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

New Year, New Chance To Get It Right

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

November – Serve Up Safe Driving

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

December – Recipe for Holiday Safety

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

September – Drivers, Motorcycles, Bicyclists and Pedestrians Share the Road

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

August – Pedestrians and Parking Lots

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

June – Heat Stroke, Distraction

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

May – Visibility

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

April – Distracted Driving

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A Creative Way to Deliver Traffic Safety: Looping Video

Change driver behavior with our creative resources and your ongoing educational efforts. Share this silent looping file in your lobbies, breakrooms and other places where you post information on video monitors. Your employees will learn answers to these questions (and much, much more):

What do an astronaut and safe driver have in common?
Is it safe to use a hands-free device while driving?
Where do you think the majority of fall-asleep crashes occur?
DIRECT DOWNLOAD: Go to this transfer portal to download the mp4 file of this silent looping presentation directly to your computer. Tap on the three white dots in the bottom, right corner, and click download.

Nebraska Safety Coaching Cards 2021

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

February 2021: Love Candy! Love Safe Drivers!

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

January 2021: Drive to Conditions

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

December 2020: Let Safety Guide Your Sleigh Tonight!

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

November 2020: Is Your Safety Vision 2020?

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

October 2020: Can You Do Two Things at Once?

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

September 2020: Pedestrians Do Not Make Good Hood Ornaments

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

August 2020: If You’re Distracted, Who’s Driving?

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

May 2020: Priorities Change … Values Do Not

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

February 2020: Love Your Loved Ones Enough To …

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

Safe Driving Is the Artwork of Awareness Etched in One’s mind.

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

Safety is Not a Backup Plan

Download
Traffic Tabloids icon

Deck the Halls with Safety

Download

Safety Huddle – Intersections

Download

Safety Huddle – Railroads

Download

Safety Huddle – Pedestrians

Download
Safety Huddles icon

Safety Huddle – Securing Your Load

Download
man driving a car with a hand on a horn

Safety Huddle – Speed Limit

Download

Safety Huddle – Work Zones

Download
Young Man Texting While Driving

Safety Huddle – Distracted Driving

Download
Safety Huddles icon

Safety Huddle – Drowsy Driving

Download
Safety Huddles icon

Safety Huddle – Road Signs

Download

Safety Huddle – Backing Up

Download

Dead Man Talking

Download

Donut Drive Distracted

Download

Just Drive

Download

Multitasking: Your Opportunity to Screw Up

Download

Before You Drive Away – Rental Car Check List

Download

“This is Not a Phone Booth”

Download

360 Degree Walk Around

Download

A Crash is Not an Accident

Download
National Safety Council - Nebraska (NSCN)

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