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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: A Record 3,300 Safe Driver Pledges!

Our annual Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign was a huge success, with over 3,300 employees and loved ones signing Republic Services’ Safe Driver Pledge, a promise to drive safe and distraction free. We also heard from many employees who shared their reasons WHY they signed the pledge to not drive distracted. We loved this photo from our National Accounts AP Team. Their reasons why include:

❤️  My Family

❤️  My hubby, kids and 7 dogs

❤️  My nephews

❤️  My grandson

Everyone who took the pledge was entered into a weekly prize drawing. We also held a prize drawing for everyone who completed the Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz. Congratulations to all of our winners!

Week 1:
Jerry K., Driver, Philadelphia, PA
Rhonda M., Ops Supervisor Recycling, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mark F., Employee Family Member, Canton, GA

Week 2:
Irene C., US Ecology
Jeffrey T, Ops Manager Recycling, Minneapolis, MN
Latiek C., Driver, McDonough, GA

Week 3:
Bill B., Sales Manager, North Charleston, SC
Eva F., Logistics Analyst, Waycross, GA
Kevin E., HazMat Field Driver/Technician, North Carolina

Week 4:
Shawn R., Behind-the-Wheel Instructor, Hattiesburg, MS
Steven C., US Ecology
Lindsay S., Manager Financial Support-Field, Phoenix, AZ

Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz Winners:
Nina L., Operations Clerk, Winder, GA
Brian L., Fleet & Asset Management Analyst, Phoenix, AZ
James C., Container Shop Welder, Little Rock, AR


Distracted Driving Awareness Quiz Answers:

  1. Using a cell phone is the most common driving distraction. True
  2. Eating, reaching for objects on the floor, and talking with passengers are also considered to be dangerous distractions while driving. True
  3. Thinking about a problem at work while driving enhances your multi-tasking skills. False
  4. Using a hands-free device while driving is substantially safer than using a hand-held device. False
  5. It is safe for a driver to read and respond to text messages while stopped at a traffic light. False
  6. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 9 people are killed every day due to distracted driving. True