This site is about you, the driver. The captain of your car. And the things you can do to avoid all forms of distracted driving and stay safer behind the wheel. Check out the alarming facts. Take advantage of the tools on this site. Join the conversation. Report the distracted driving you’ve seen. And Decide to Drive safely.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the professional organization of orthopaedists—the medical doctors who specialize in bones, muscles, and joints. An orthopaedic surgeon is a medical doctor with extensive training in the diagnosis and non-surgical as well as surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopaedic surgeons would rather keep your bones strong than put them back together again. With 39,000 members, AAOS is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal health. The Academy is the authoritative sources of orthopaedic information for patients and the general public on musculoskeletal conditions, treatments and related issues. For more information, visit www.aaos.org or www.orthoinfo.org.
The Auto Alliance
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association of 12 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW Group, Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America.
If your car is moving at 65 MPH, in just three seconds you’ll travel the length of a football field. That’s why the Auto Alliance is committed to helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. The Alliance supports a ban on hand-held texting and hand-held calling while driving, and believes that the effective solution is combining those bans with highly visible enforcement and consumer awareness of the certainty of enforcement, from risk awareness to skills training.
We also recognize the need for consumer education so drivers know that any action that prolongs a driver’s “eyes off road” time presents a risk—not just hand-held texting and hand-held calling, but also eating, drinking or searching for a CD. Since education is a priority, automakers support a range of safe driving initiatives.
Digital technology has created a connected culture in America that has forever changed our society, and managing technology is the solution. For more information, visit www.autoalliance.org or autoalliance.org/driverfocusfacts.