As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we are excited to announce our first ever Just Drive Pledge Week, October 19 – 23 - a point in time where we can all reflect on the impact that driving distracted-free can have on the safety of ourselves and our loved ones.
It’s estimated that you are 23 times more likely to have a crash if you’re distracted while driving. Additionally, distracted driving claims 9 lives every day in the U.S.
We can all take simple steps to make sure we’re focusing on the road, instead of our phone, fast-food lunch or passenger (dog or human!). According to the National Safety Council, the essential requirements for driving include:
- Eyes on the road
- Hands on the wheel
- Mind on driving
Your support of Distracted Driving Awareness Month saves lives! Pledge to Just Drive when you are behind the wheel. It can mean the difference between life and death!
Click here to take the pledge to drive distraction free – and encourage your family to join you!
After you have completed the pledge form, enter our photo contest for a chance to win prizes! Make a sign noting the reasons why you are pledging to drive distraction free (or use one of our templates here), then take a selfie with your sign and email a copy to BlueNation@RepublicServices.com. We will be sharing photos on Blue Nation Online next week.
We will choose three winners, based on most creative selfies. Winners will receive a Company Store prize package worth $100. Thanks to the following employees who have already taken the pledge!
Thank you for joining us as we put down our cell phones, stop multi-tasking behind the wheel – and Just Drive!