Distracted Driving

Driver distractions can be dangerous for passengers, and also other vehicles on the road. Below are some resources about distracted driving, and training related to reducing the practice.


Distraction.gov, the US Government's official distracted driving website

National Safety Council (NSC) Distracted Driving resources

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Distracted Driving resources for motor carrier operators

Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) Curbing Transit Operator Distracted Driving training video

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Curbing Transit Employee Distracted Driving online course

The Impact of Cellphones, Texting, Fatigue and Prescribed Medicines on Driver Safety, a New York Public Transit Association (NYPTA) webinar

Kansas RTAP Distracted Driving Can Cause “Inattention Blindness” fact sheet 

National RTAP's 2 the Point Training Cards and Safety Training in Rural Transit (START) Training Module

Smith System e-learning course on Distracted Driving

Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Transit Bus Operator Distraction Policies 


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 Updated March 19, 2018