The New Hampshire Distracted Driving Task Force (NHDDTF) works to educate and create awareness about the dangers of distracted driving statewide.
The Vision of the New Hampshire Distracted Driving Task Force is to end distracted driving and increase safety on NH roads.
The NHDDTF was created in 2019 by a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals and organizations who had a shared interest in promoting safe driving practices and providing resources to other NH stakeholders who work to educate NH citizens about the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.
In NH, nearly 30% of all crashes in 2018 were due to distracted driving/inattention, according to the NH Department of Safety. In 2018, there were a total of 3 fatalities and in 2019 there were 10 fatalities due to distracted driving/inattention.
What is distracted driving, you might ask? Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. Distractions such as texting and driving, eating and driving or using a mobile device while driving are all common examples of distracted driving.
The NHDDTF has compiled a Distracted Driving Toolkit for use in your school, organization or community. Please utilize this toolkit to meet the needs of your distracted driving awareness campaign, curriculum requirements or as needed.
For Toolkit access and advice, please contact the NH Distracted Driving Task Force at NHDDTF@gmail.com or contact the Teen Driver Program Coordinator at Christopher.R.Bishop@Hitchcock.org.