Distracted Driving


Organizations active in the national campaign against distracted driving include:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides information on risk factors for motor vehicle-related crashes in the workplace, including distracted driving. The NIOSH page offers a range of resources on all aspects of driving for work: publications geared to employers, safety professionals, and researchers; and investigative reports of motor vehicle fatalities at work.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides information on distracted driving risks in the general population as part of its motor vehicle injury prevention program, which focuses on improving use of occupant restraints, reducing impaired driving, and helping groups at risk: child passengers, teen drivers, adult drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

The National Safety Council's (NSC) Safety on the Road program addresses distracted driving and contains resources including a Distracted Driving Resource Kit and a Distracted Driving Quarterly Newsletter. Additionally, this site provides reports, research, publications and current news related to other areas of driving safety.

The Network for Traffic Safety (NETS) has partnered with the Department of Transportation in Drive Safely Work Week 2012 and provides distracted driving resources and meaningful education and awareness activities to keep workers safe.

The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) is a collaborative network of national organizations and federal agencies that serve youths and focus on youth safety and health. NOYS has selected 20 youth from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driving Summit in September 2010 to serve on the Teen Leadership Team that will develop and implement a youth-led community distracted driving prevention program.

FocusDriven is an advocacy group for victims of motor vehicle crashes involving drivers using cell phones. FocusDriven collaborates with the Department of Transportation and the National Safety Council on defensive driving prevention actions.

American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads. It is a not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 200 projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur.

The University of Minnesota's Transportation Center conducts research on cell phones and driving safety. This website offers publications of research and a video of the Teen Driver Support System, an in car device that reports to the driver and parent of unsafe driver behavior.