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shanari

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« on: April 02, 2015, 02:17:29 PM »
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To help do our part and increase awareness, HSE Press Forum will be holding a contest to earn a free safety t-shirt. To be entered into the drawing to win the t-shirt below, simply comment on at least one of our distracted driving forum posts. We will randomly select a winner from our participants during the first week of May, who will be notified via email. UPDATE: This contest has been closed. Thank you for all who participated and feel free to continue the conversation!

Each week, including this week, we will be posting forum questions about distracted driving. So, to start off the contest, respond to the following question:

What do you think are the most common distractions while driving and what should be done to prevent them?


« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 01:38:14 PM by shanari »


Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org


abaldwin15

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 05:09:17 AM »
I think that the most common distractions while driving are hand held devices such as cell phones and navigation systems. In order to prevent the use of such items the drivers should be aware of the consequences. People should be educated in order to prevent distracted driving. For the navigation system, it should be mounted in the vehicle where it can be easily seen and heard. If something needs to be changed or updated in the system the driver should safely pull over and make those changes. As per with a cell phone. If the driver needs to have a conversation or look at the phone, they should pull over.


shanari

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 08:07:48 AM »
I agree, abaldwin15!

Cellphones have made a lot of things easier in our lives, but driving without distraction is not one of them. Thank you for your input! You have been entered into our drawing to receive the free safety t-shirt. If you are selected, we will let you know the beginning of May.

Feel free to give your input on our other distracted driving posts throughout the month to help increase education and prevent distracted driving!
Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org

Chris

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 10:19:40 AM »
According to Erie Insurance, daydreamers accounted for a whopping 62 percent of distracted drivers involved in road fatalities.
 ???

Cell phones come in at #2.   :-X
Christopher Geigle
General Manager
OSHAcademy
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lkmalave

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 11:07:15 AM »
Our guys can be up very early in the morning and work long hours. They are not only thinking about directions to job sites but what kind of load they are pulling. Cell phones, radios and day dreaming seem to all be  factors.
Culture is a huge contributor to distracted driving. Knowing that you should be focused on the road is one thing...it is a whole other story to have our drivers following policy at all times.
We have hands free devices in our vehicles...I have been on safety audits in which these are not even set up.

muzamil

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 11:55:05 AM »
Distractions while driving

Driving is a skill that requires your full attention to safely control your vehicle and respond to events happening on the roads around you. Driving involves constant and complex coordination between your mind and body. mobile prevent you from operating your car safely are distractions. There are three types of distractions and they are anything that takes your:

eyes off the road (visual).
mind off the road (cognitive).
hands off the steering wheel (manual).

fletch1958

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 06:35:02 AM »
I understand the question of "What's the most common distraction?"  But anything can be a distraction while driving, whether it's common or not.  The radio, something falling beneath your feet while driving, something moving inside the vehicle and/ or outside the vehicle.  There are so many safety factors when driving a car that anything can be a distraction, so i believe that this topic should not be limited to the most common, but again understand why, with so much technology today.  The constant want to read that next text and send one out, or what ever the case may be.

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 04:23:09 AM »
Stop eating while driving

GraceF05

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 10:00:25 AM »
My largest distraction while driving are the other occupants of my car.  I can ignore the pone(or turn it off), half the time I don't even have the radio on, but once my spouse or kids are in the car it gets tough.  I think that other occupants is often overlooked because it isn't something that can be made illegal, but has been a top reason form many accidents that I have witnessed or arrived at.

emancipator

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 03:36:48 PM »
The most common distraction while driving could be making or receiving phone calls.To stem this unwholesome tide,laws and reforms should be enacted,prohibiting making or receiving phone calls on steering wheels.

gnaniarilango

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2015, 09:59:43 PM »
Distracting Driving

Eyes off the road. Talking with the backside seated other occupants through the rear view mirrors is also one kind of distracted driving.

Smoking (distraction while lighting the cigarette and putting ashes in the car tray)

Adjusting the audio volume, putting CD, adjusting the AC temperature




shanari

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 01:59:30 PM »
GraceF05 is our contest winner and was randomly selected to receive a free safety t-shirt!

A big thank you to her and everyone else who participated in our Distracted Driving Contest! There were so many great comments and remarks received. We hope everyone will continue to post and share their knowledge on other forum topics or start their own conversations on one of our boards.

Have a great and safe day!
Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org