CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts Participate in NABC Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

“We encourage drivers of all ages — but particularly teens during this celebratory season — to put down the phone and focus on the road. It could save their lives.” – Arlo Johnson, CARSTAR

With April designated as National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Distracted Driving Awareness Month, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is reminding teen drivers, “It Can Wait” while they are on the road.

NABC Distracted Driving Awareness Month educates drivers of all ages – but particularly younger drivers most susceptible to distracted driving accidents – about how to reduce their risk on the road by putting down their mobile devices.

As part of the campaign, CARSTAR has a new NABC Distracted Driving Presentation Toolkit to help drive home the “don’t text and drive” message. The 45-minute presentation takes students through a hands-on exercise to demonstrate the difficulties of multi-tasking while driving. The presentation has videos and a virtual reality experience, utilizing virtual reality goggles and earphones, to illustrate the dangers of texting and driving.

Here are four tips for reducing distracted driving during prom and graduation season:

  • Take – and share – your photos and videos before you get in the car
  • Designate someone who isn’t driving to manage the GPS
  • Have the driver install an app to silence incoming notifications and let the sender know the recipient is behind the wheel
  • Consider a car service if the budget allows

There are currently 20 CARSTAR locations around the country that are participating:

  • CARSTAR 76 Collision – 174 76th Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
  • CARSTAR Action – 21200 St. Clair Ave., Euclid, OH 44117
  • CARSTAR All Line – 415 W. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
  • CARSTAR Arnold – 2007 Sierra Parkway, Arnold, MO 63010
  • CARSTAR Aurora – 1 S River Rd., North Aurora, IL 60542
  • CARSTAR Chicago – 38th St. – 2929 W. 38th St., Chicago, IL 60632
  • CARSTAR Collision of Alice – 2250 Main St., Alice, TX 78332
  • CARSTAR Don and Ron’s Collision – 5413 S. 72nd St. – Ste. 107, Omaha, NE 68127
  • CARSTAR Espana – 470 East Brokaw Rd., San Jose, CA 95112
  • CARSTAR Fort Collins North – 1301 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • CARSTAR Ideal – 3212 Nordic Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
  • CARSTAR Procraft – 917 Central Ave., Great Falls, MT 59401
  • CARSTAR Russom’s Collision – 432 N. Trenton St., Rutherford, TN38369
  • CARSTAR Russom’s Collision – 2340 Upper Finley Rd., Dyersburg, TN 38024
  • CARSTAR Chicagoland – 2508 Bordeaux Lane #108, Naperville, IL 60540
  • CARSTAR Gapsch Collision Center – 4709 Green Park Rd., St Louis, MO 63123
  • CARSTAR Jungerman – 1505 Jungerman Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376
  • CARSTAR Northwest – 3304 No 120th St., Omaha NE 68164

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