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Canisius College is observing National Drive Safely Work Week and reminds all faculty, staff and students that deadly crashes involving drivers distracted by talking and texting while driving highlight a growing danger on local roads.

According to the Department of Transportation, more than 5,400 people died in 2009 on our roads as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver.  To eliminate these distractions for your safety in commuting to and from the Canisius campus, please follow these guidelines:

  • Turn cell phones off or put them on silent or vibrate before starting the car
  • Pull over to a safe place if a call must be made or received while on the road
  • Inform everyone you frequently speak with on your cell phone that you won’t be answering calls while driving
  • Don’t text while driving

Submitted by:  Dave Teloh, safety director, human resources