Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems says it applauds National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, taking place this month.
While reinforcing concerns around the issue of distracted driving, Bendix says it continues its commitment to deliver technologies designed to help commercial vehicle drivers operate their vehicles safely. Drivers, both car and truck, who avoid driving distractions are critical to safer roadways. Advanced safety technologies, like those offered by Bendix and others, can help commercial vehicle drivers in situations that may arise due to distracted driving behaviors by other drivers who share the highway.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving driver distraction in 2011 and another 387,000 were injured.
“Bendix fully supports efforts to raise awareness about distracted driving,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director of government and industry affairs, and director of marketing for the Charging group. “For truck drivers, the roads are more challenging than ever – more cars, more mobile devices in those cars, and more potential for other drivers, as research shows, to contribute to accidents. Through our technologies, we try to make these challenging roadways safer for all drivers.”