A strong distracted driving policy helps businesses save lives, reduce time lost from work due to accidents and reduce insurance premiums. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), in partnership with the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), is calling on businesses across the country to make distracted driving policies an integral part of their employee culture.
DOT and NETS created a free tool kit to help employers develop a distracted driving policy to keep their employees safe. Get the toolkit.
Faces of Distracted Driving
Accidents caused by distracted drivers can be tragic. Learn more about how distracted driving has impacted lives by watching the videos below.
In 2009, 17-year-old Alex Brown was killed when she crashed her truck on a rural road while she was texting. To honor Alex's memory, her family formed an anti-distracted driving advocacy group. Watch the video...
On the way home for Jacy Good's college graduation, a driver talking on his cell phone ran a red light. The crash killed her parents instantly, and Jacy spent four months in the hospital. Today, Jacy raises awareness about the dangers of texting and cell phone use while driving. Watch the video...
On May 10, 2010, 16-year-old Ashley Johnson was killed when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the center line, and hit a pickup truck head-on. She was texting at the time of the crash. Watch the video...
In 2009, Julie Davis set off for a hike with her best friend. While walking, a 19-year-old driving at 70MPH struck Julie from behind, killing her. Laurie Hevier, Julie's daughter, is now an advocate against distracted driving. Watch the video...