Safe Driving


join us in supporting distracted driving awarness month and teen driver safety week!

Did you know?  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school.  

As part of October's Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24), we are partnering with NJM Insurance Group (new to Connecticut) to raise awareness about safe driving.  NJM Insurance Group is hosting a brief quiz throughout October and for every quiz taken by a CT resident NJM Insurance Group will donate $1 to BIAC.  Please take the quiz – https://justdrive.njm.com/tdsw/ – and share among your colleagues and friends.  Anyone over the age of 15 is eligible to take the quiz, and taking the quiz also enters you into the drawing to win a Prize Pack from NJM Insurance Group.  

On October 18th, NJM will also host a “Share the Keys” challenge on Instagram Reels to help spread the word about teen driver safety featuring BIACT. All are invited to participate – just film yourself, your friends, and your family sharing the keys using Instagram Reels. Be sure to tag @braininjuryalliancect and @njminsurance using the hashtag #NJMJustDrive. For more info, please visit https://justdrive.njm.com/tdsw/

Did you know? Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. Among those killed: 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists.  We also know that, due to reporting limitations, the numbers under estimate the impact of distracted driving, and also does not reflect the number of those injured through distracted driving, including those who experience brain injury.  

Distracted Driving does not just mean talking on the phone or texting, it includes any activity that takes the driver's attention away from the road - talking to others in the car, eating and drinking, adjusting the stereo or navigation system.  To learn more about Distracted Driving visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving.