The National Safety Council (NSC) has postponed observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April amid concerns stemming from the spread of COVID-19.
The NSC said it will observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month at a later time this calendar year. Other events that have been postponed or announced new dates as a result of COVID-19 include fleets specific events such as the 2020 Government Fleet Expo & Conference, NAFA I&E 2020, and the 2020 Global Fleet Conference.
“We are in unprecedented times, and employers look to NSC for safety guidance when it matters most,” said Lorraine M. Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council.
April has been earmarked to raise awareness of driver distraction over the last decade, and the NSC played a founding role in the month’s Congressional designation in 2010.
The National Safety Council urges all employers to follow guidance and directives from CDC, NIOSH and the U.S. Department of State to keep employees and their families safe.