April 9, 2021
This free webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Details to access the Webex webinar will be emailed along with a confirmation after you register.
April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Iowa LTAP, in collaboration with the Iowa/Illinois Safety Council, the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) and the Iowa State Patrol, is proud to offer this free informational webinar.
Participants will gain valuable knowledge and have access to beneficial resources concerning the dangers of Distracted Driving and Inattention Blindness that they can share with employees, co-workers, friends and family members. Please feel free to share this link with those in your circle.
“Distracted Driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, adjusting your audio device, entertainment or navigation system – anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.”*
Everyone has a Personal Responsibility
“With more portable technology now than ever, driver distractions have risen to unprecedented numbers. We live in a world where people expect instant, real-time information 24 hours a day and those desires do not stop just because people get behind the wheel. Drivers simply do not realize the dangers that are posed when they take their eyes and minds off the road and their hands off the wheel and focus on activities other than driving. “*
Trainer/Consultant – Iowa Illinois Safety Council
Trooper Rod Larson
Iowa State Patrol
Program Administrator – Governors Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB)
*Iowa Department of Public Safety