Today marks the final day of “Drive Safely Work Week,” an annual safety campaign designed to help reduce the number of preventable automobile crashes.
According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), “Driver behavior contributes to 94 out of every 100 traffic crashes in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Research tells us that an important first step toward changing a risky behavior is to begin to think actively about the need to change the behavior. That’s what the 2016 Drive Safely Work Week™ (DSWW) campaign is about—raising self-awareness and motivating positive change.”
As New Yorkers we know firsthand that risky driving behavior can cause serious harm to other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. We urge you to take a moment before you get behind the wheel to consider what you could do differently, i.e. speeding, rolling through the same stop sign every day, texting and driving. Think about what you do that may be unsafe behind the wheel now, before you or someone else is seriously hurt due to your behavior.