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Tbikeland

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:29:48 PM

Itasca, IL – Each April, the National Safety Council promotes Distracted Driving Awareness Month and encourages the public to drive cell free. An estimated one in four crashes involves drivers using cell phones. Those interested in getting involved in this issue can take the NSC pledge to drive cell free and share the downloadable materials available at nsc.org/ddmonth.

This year’s theme – What were you thinking? – focuses on educating the public on the distraction to the brain from a cell phone conversation while driving, whether handheld or hands-free. Distracted Driving Awareness Month materials include:

Posters
Fact sheets
An infographic
Videos
Visit National Safety Council for full article
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SVmike
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:26:40 PM

I think this is great...hold on while I turn into the parking lot..OK yes I think we should be aware of this...wait, you idiot you almost cut me off...
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:56:11 AM

Do we get a month off anytime from these special awareness things? How about a designated month where I'm not worried about anything other than my own problems?
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:48:04 AM

Yes, there are far too many distracted drivers on our roads.
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swepson
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:45:40 AM

Guess no one is paying attention to this.
Or maybe so. I see a lot of distracted drivers every day.
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:36:11 AM

Every month should be driving distraction awareness month.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:26:02 AM

every month is some special designation
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dr047
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:06:18 AM


Same goes for any other month!
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USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:32:54 AM

Sorry I have other things on my mind.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:00:08 AM

good for a start
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dh0770
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:53:26 AM

Sure...stupid isn't listening, they're to busy!
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:41:23 AM

Sorry, I was distracted.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:41:12 AM

What was that?
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:34:23 AM

I wish April was lower gas prices month. Hell, I wish every month was low gas prices month.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:15:04 AM

Texting while driving must be stopped.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:14:48 PM

No distracted driving please.
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:01:29 PM

Unfortunately the distractions become more and more.
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JeffersonState
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:37:17 PM

Spend money enforcing the laws instead of this kind of waste of money.
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gashole84
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:36:27 PM

wonder how many people almost crashed while reading this article on their cell phones
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DixieQueene
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:35:30 PM

Telling people to not use their phone while driving is like talking to a wall. I hate using phones period, so I don't have a problem with it.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:31:46 PM

I'm with you on your post mastermariner.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:13:14 PM

Ban the cell phone to start with
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esq262
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 10:06:36 PM

What was that? I wasn't paying attention.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 8:37:07 PM

Shut up & drive!
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 8:05:59 PM

Really?
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scottriedel
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:53:12 PM

please check out www.Takethepledge.com and help us spread the word about NOT texting while driving!
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:49:31 PM

Most people with this problem have poor driving habits to start with.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:44:35 PM

Yep, it's important to concentrate on the road when driving.
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quasar502
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:41:53 PM

Spring fever.
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