Distracted Driving Awareness
The National Safety Council has established April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
This month represents a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving.
Ways to Get Involved
Purchase a 43 Key Seconds key for yourself, your family and friends. The physical 43 Key Seconds Key serves as a reminder for drivers to stop and prioritize safety when they get in the car. Whether or not they have heard of Philip or our foundation, the key is a recognizable symbol representing distracted and impaired driving awareness and prevention.
Participate in our social media #43KeySeconds Challenge. Post a photo of someone you love or something you love on social media with the hashtag #43KeySeconds Challenge and a caption about driving safely in honor of the people and things you love.
Pledge to not take part in distracted driving, to stop and prioritize safety before you start your car, and to not allow devices, emotions, fatigue, drugs or alcohol to endanger your life or the lives of others on the road. Sign our 43 Key Seconds Safe Driving Pledge.
Co-brand 43 Key Seconds keys for your group or organization. We offer co-branded opportunities for our 43 Key Seconds keys and lanyards. Think it might be a good fit for your group or organization? Learn more about who we have worked with in the past.
Why We're Here
PEOPLE ARE KILLED EACH DAY AS A RESULT OF DISTRACTED DRIVING
IF YOU TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE ROAD FOR MORE THAN
YOUR CRASH RISK INCREASES
PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR DUE TO DRUNK DRIVING CRASHES
THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO READ A TEXT IS ABOUT
AT 55 MPH, READING A TEXT WHILE DRIVING IS LIKE DRIVING THE LENGTH OF AN ENTIRE FOOTBALL FIELD
USE OF CELL PHONES IN CARS IS NOW ESTIMATED TO BE INVOLVED IN
26% of All
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES
What is Lutzie 43 Doing in April?
During April, more people will be talking about distracted and impaired driving, meaning there will be more opportunities to create meaningful change.
We’re running a full-scale awareness campaign to get the 43 Key Seconds key in the hands of more drivers. Additionally, The Lutzie 43 Foundation is partnering with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to co-promote the foundation’s 43 Key Seconds initiative.
Who Supports 43 Key Seconds?
Dabo SwinneyHead Football Coach, Clemson University
Cody ParkeyBear's Kicker, My Cause My Cleats Initiative
Nick SabanHead Football Coach, University of Alabama
Arthur M. Blank FoundationLutzie 43 received a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Foundation for the 43 Key Seconds Initiative
Dalston RisnerFormer Kansas State O-Lineman, Future NFL Draft Pick
Blythe NealMiss Clemson 2018, Clemson University