UCHealth’s injury prevention program offers Just Drive – take action against distraction to promote safe and responsible driving on Colorado roadways.

What is the problem?

Distracted driving now joins alcohol and speeding as a leading cause of motor vehicle injury collisions. Research has shown that talking on the phone while driving increases the risk of collision four times, while texting increases crash risk by 8-23 times. Consequently, the National Safety Council estimates that 26% of collisions in 2013 were attributed to cell phone use while driving.

What is ‘Just Drive?

A free one hour class delivered by safety experts available to businesses and organizations in the Denver Metro area as part of employee safety and wellness programs.

What will employees learn?

• Risks associated with driving distracted.
• Consequences distracted driving can have on one’s life emotionally, physically, and financially.
• Practical strategies for reducing distracted driving habits and influencing others.
• Distracted driving laws in Colorado.

What are the potential benefits to employers?

• Demonstrate concern for employee health and safety.
• Reinforcement of agency cell phone policies.
• Safer employees on the road, both on and off the job.
• Contribute to improving safety on Colorado’s roadways Just Drive is funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The program was developed by TREDS (Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety).

For more information or to schedule a class, contact Laurie Lovedale at laurie.lovedale@uchealth.org or call 720.848.5165.

Just Drive is funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The program was
developed by TREDS (Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety)