Republic Services is taking a stand against distracted driving. July is Distracted Driving Awareness Month with the goal of bringing awareness to the dangers of distracted driving and encouraging employees – and family members – to take the Safe Driver Pledge and help keep America’s roads safe.
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system — anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.
Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
We can all play a part in ending distracted driving. As we head into summer road trip season and driving more miles, commit to distraction-free driving. Watch the video below to learn more.
Take Action Today – Sign the Safe Driver Pledge!
This summer, we’re asking every employee to sign the Safe Driver Pledge and not drive distracted.
Click here to sign the Safe Driver Pledge today – and encourage your family to join you!
Win Prizes! Enter Safe Driver Photo/Video Contest
To celebrate Distracted Driving Awareness Month and reward employees for doing their part to keep America’s roads safe, we are giving away cool summer gear, including camper blankets, rolling coolers, sports bags, track jackets, windbreakers and more! There are two ways to win:
- Everyone who signs the pledge form by July 31, is automatically entered into the prize drawing. Winners will be chosen at random.
- For a bonus chance to win, after you have completed the pledge form, enter our Safe Driver Photo/Video Contest! Make a sign noting the reasons why you are pledging to drive distraction free (or use one of our templates below), then take a selfie or a video with your sign and drag & drop it into the form below. We will be sharing photos and videos on Blue Nation Online next month. Photos and videos must be submitted by July 31.
Click here for the Safe Driver Photo/Video Contest Entry Form and details.