August 5, 2010 @ 6:15 am

Did you know it’s National Stop on Red Week? We started to write about it, but realized Kari DeVrieze at had already written an excellent post. We’ll get you started here, but please visit the link to read the rest of Kari’s post.

August 1-7th Marks National Stop on Red Week

Yesterday, the National Safety Council announced its support for National Stop on Red Week August 1st – 7th, an event organized by the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running.  NSC believes talking on handheld and hands-free cell phones while driving is a contributing factor to red-light running.

Drivers using hands-free or handheld cell phones experience a form of cognitive distraction called inattention blindness, meaning they “look at” but do not “see” up to 50 percent of the information in their driving environment.  These drivers miss visual cues critical to safety and navigation.  They tend to miss exits and go through red lights and stop signs.  Go here for the rest of Kari’s post!

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