Just Drive

Local non-profit Alexa’s Hugs, Inc. is offering Just Drive – Take Action Against Distraction to promote safe and responsible driving on Colorado roadways.

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Distracted driving now joins alcohol and speeding as a leading cause of motor vehicle injury collisions.Research has shown that talking on the phone while driving increases the risk of collision by FOUR times, and texting increases crash risk by 8 to 23 times.Consequently, the National Safety Council estimates that 26% of collisions in 2013 were attributed to cell phone use while driving.Data indicates that car crashes cost employers $47.44 billion in 2013, and nearly half that cost was from crashes that occurred off-the-job.

WHAT IS ‘JUST DRIVE’?

A FREE one-hour class delivered to your employees as part of your employee safety and wellness programs.The next TEN sessions are provided through a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

WHAT WILL EMPLOYEES LEARN?

  • Risks associated with driving distracted
  • Emotional, physical, financial, and legal consequences of distracted driving
  • Practical strategies for reducing distracted driving habits and influencing others
  • Distracted driving laws in Colorado

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS?

  • Demonstrate concern for employee health and safety
  • Reinforcement of company/agency cell phone policies
  • Safer employees on the road, both on- and off-the-job
  • Contribute to improving safety on Colorado’s roadways