Safe driving is a lifesaving, everyday practice. This week is Drive Safely Work Week™, sponsored by the Network for Employers for Traffic Safety. This week focuses on teaching specific safe driving behaviors that drivers can use when commuting to and from work.
Drive Safely Work Week™ educates workers on daily action steps behind the wheel that help create safe driving habits. The Lutzie 43 Foundation’s 43 Key Seconds safe driving checklist focuses on four safe driving practices; clear head, clear hands, clear eyes and click your seatbelt.
When driving to and from work, make sure you have a clear head. In the morning, make sure you are awake and alert and not driving drowsy. At the end of the day, remember to be focused on the road ahead, do not bring stress from work into your car.
When you are driving to or from work, do not have your phone or coffee in your hands or mess with the radio. Keep your hands on the wheel and not on something else.
Keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone or on any distractions that you may pass on your commute. Did you know that when you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, you drive the length of a football field?
Last but certainly not least in the 43 Key Seconds safe driving checklist is click it. If you are driving alone or with co-workers, ensure everyone in the car fastens their seatbelt.
The Lutzie 43 Foundation is on a mission to end distracted and impaired driving. This starts with small steps that make a big difference. Lutzie 43 aims to make specific safe driving behaviors easy to remember and easy to implement. The 43 Key Seconds safe driving checklist helps take away the vagueness of what safe driving looks like on a day-to-day basis. Safe driving is more than just paying attention and fastening your seatbelt. Safe driving is a multistep process with each step being equally important to ensure you arrive to your destinations safely.
Pledge to drive safe this week and beyond by signing our 43 Key Seconds Pledge. You can also purchase a 43 Key Seconds key to serve as a physical tool to help you remember the safe driving checklist every time you get behind the wheel.
Employers, show your employees that you care about their safety when driving to and from work. Invest in our 43 Key Seconds safe driving initiative as a new corporate safety initiative. By providing your employees with a physical tool with the 43 Key Seconds key and hearing Mike Lutzenkirchen’s 43 Key Seconds safe driving talk, you are showing them you care and giving them the tools they need to be a safe driver.