The NDDC represents a national effort to combat a critical problem on our highways – distracted driving. The Coalition’s members are committed to working collaboratively with drivers, state legislatures, industry, law enforcement, and education institutions to help everyone to understand that life is far more important than any call, text, message, chat, or game. No one is immune from a distracted driver.
We know that doing this work is going to save lives. We’re doing it in honor of Mitchell. Mitchell always wanted to change the world and we’re hoping to change the world in his memory.
This issue is so large that we need everyone working together. We all have great ideas but we need each other to put them into action. This is a big problem and it’s going to take a big group to handle the issue.
This is a complicated issue, it really requires a collaborative approach to ensure that we’re getting the message out, that we’re reaching the right audiences, and frankly that the message is the right message to deliver to these folks.
We know that we can’t do this alone. We need more and more groups and individuals coming together to work on solving this issue of distracted driving.
While we all are working on this problem, we are not necessarily working together. So now is the time that we come together and really try to solve the problem together. With all of those voices at the same table and all those different perspectives, we’re hoping that we can make a much bigger impact on this problem.
Distracted driving affects us all. Partnerships across sectors allow us to share knowledge, optimize prevention strategies and reach much larger audiences to positively influence safer choices. The NDDC embodies the shared commitment to road safety that is essential to accelerate progress and safe more lives, faster.
Distracted driving is a multi-faceted problem requiring a broad spectrum of solutions. The National Distracted Driving Coalition brings together experts and advocates to identify and promote those solutions.
The NDDC is developing an all-around approach to promote attentive driving. Google joined to collaborate with safety experts and share how technology can help achieve this goal. The output is aimed at helping people find solutions to driver distraction.
We strongly believe in the importance of a holistic and diverse approach as we tackle the growing issue of distracted driving. This Coalition is a perfect start. We look forward to participating and contributing as we examine these various approaches.
Today Distracted Driving is as big of a problem as drinking and driving was in the 1970s and 1980s.