139 countries have legislation prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving and 31 countries also prohibit hands-free devices. 

Cell phone use is a major cause of distracted driving, and mobile phone conversations affect the driving performance especially in younger and older drivers

Sharing here the Crash Course 7 on Distraction offered by Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. This webinar is the last of a series of seven presentations bringing in member experts in their respective fields to outline the risks and what can be done to reduce them. Areas that will be addressed are: helmets, drunk driving, speeding, seat belts, child restraints, distraction and drowsy driving.

Crash Course 7: Introduction to distraction as a risk factor. With the use of smartphones, distraction is becoming an increasingly big risk factor. In this webinar, we will cover why and how to address it.

The purpose of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and the Global Meetings is to help coordinate the activities of NGOs and assist in the dissemination of best practices for programs, fund-raising, communications, and more.

The objective of the Alliance Academy Risk Area Crash Course is to enhance members’ knowledge, not only on what the key road safety risk factors are, but also the main messages and rationale, and to inspire members by highlighting activities that have led to change.

 

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