Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015, and distracted driving is a major factor in this. Each death is 100% preventable. From cell phones to dashboard infotainment systems to evolving voice command features – all pose a threat to our safety. Just one second of your attention is all takes to change a life forever.

If you find it tempting to look at your cell phone while driving, you can put your phone in the glove compartment, back seat or the trunk.

The National Safety Council offers a free auto safety kit. You can also sign the Distracted Driving Pledge to improve your attentiveness behind the wheel. Remember, an attentive driver is a safe driver keeping auto insurance premiums low.

The Council has announced that May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Click here for some tips on keeping your teen driver safe.