NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    Teen driver safety week is Oct. 17-24

    October 14, 2010

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday will kick off its annual teen driver safety week campaign.

    This year, NHTSA is warning teens: "Keep your hands on the wheel, your eyes on the road, and both (hands and eyes) away from your cell phone while driving." Officials said this year's campaign -- which runs Oct. 17-24 -- is geared toward schools to "create a culture of safety, and educate students on the dangers of distracted driving." NHTSA officials also encourage schools to make it clear to students that they expect no talking or texting on cell phones while driving on school grounds.

    According to a recent report from NHTSA, in 2009, 5,474 people were killed on U.S. roadways and an estimated 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group, and 16 percent of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving.

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.