June is National Safety Month
June is here, and with it comes the celebration of National Safety Month. This year’s National Safety Month keeps with the annual goal of, “Keep Each Other Safe,” protecting drivers with awareness and a deeper understanding of driving.
The National Safety Council and Drivers
The National Safety Council promotes a No One Gets Hurt policy, working with thousands of nationwide organizations to protect drivers with understanding. Observed every June, National Safety Month serves to reduce leading causes of injuries, and death, on the road, at work, in homes and across communities.
While the National Safety Council places a heavy emphasis on driving, it still promotes safety via other awareness efforts. The Council also focuses on the dangers of slips and falls, fatigue, ergonomics and active shooter situations. This said, we feel National Safety Month certainly deserves its high-drive-focus on attention-based driving.
Finding Safety Materials
By signing up with the National Safety Council, you can secure a number of materials guaranteed to help you stay informed. Between downloadable guides, posters, five-minute safety talks, tip sheets and more, the National Safety Council is your go-to source for a slew of safe-driving resources.
National Safety Month makes a difference by raising awareness about driving, biking and pedestrian life alike. By helping drivers understand the dynamics of driving safety, the National Safety Council helps them become actionable about accident prevention.
Distracted driving is a public danger which impacts all. Vehicle-related fatalities have increased by six percent since 2015. Over 40,000 people were killed in America last year—and distracted driving was a major contributor of the deaths. By sharing the distracted driving message, you can contribute to safer roadways.
Taking a Closer Look at Distracted Driving
The prevalence of smartphone use in distracted driving isn’t surprising. Now, officials are working to create distraction-free roads by reducing smartphone use. Texting, social media, mobile apps and even mobile email can be deadly when accessed on the road.
Distracted driving, again, is a leading cause of roadway crashes. If you’re able to spread awareness among your workplace, family and friends, you should do so. It’s important to share as much information as possible, educating friends and family to change unsafe behaviors.
For more information, browse the National Safety Council. Or, consider becoming a member! Plenty of resources exist, and each can help make you a safer, more effective driver. By taking up the responsibility, you too can help make America’s roadways a little safer.