PRINCETON, NJ—The numbers are staggering. Every day we share the roadways knowing we should be focused on the task at hand, yet a recent survey revealed 55 million drivers admit to driving while distracted. An estimated 9 percent of drivers (or 1.2 million) say they speak into either a handheld or hands-free mobile device and more than a quarter of the population admit to having texted while driving.
Statistics like these are why the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) sponsors Drive Safely Work Week each year during the first week of October. NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to help promote the annual safety campaign, which takes place this year Oct. 1-5, 2012.
The campaign materials are not dated and can be used throughout the year for continued promotion of safe driving practices.