March is National Collision Awareness Month. Preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. That marks a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014 – the most dramatic two-year escalation in 53 years. Unfortunately, it is easier than ever to drive distracted. Auto makers are putting technology into our vehicles that allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while we are behind the wheel – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The NSC also observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. The NSC wants to empower you to put safety first and Take Back Your Drive. Learn why your organization needs a Cell Phone Policy.