Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administrative offices are open to the public by appointment only at this time. Please call or email 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon. - Fri. The permit office is open to the public with or without appointment 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

703-324-5230
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 448, Fairfax, Va 22035

John Kellas,
Deputy Director, Solid Waste Management

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving - Wreck It AllAccidents involving distracted drivers claim over 3,000 lives in the U.S. each year (about nine every day). Nearly 400,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the U.S. each year.

Did you know that sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for approximately five seconds? At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

Distracted driving is a choice — a choice you make every time you get in your vehicle. Don’t be the reason someone’s loved one doesn’t make it home tonight. Take the pledge to put your phone down and focus all your attention on driving — for your safety and the safety of everyone around you.

The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program has been trying to raise more awareness of this dangerous driving behavior, including these two campaigns—one focused on eliminating texting and talking while driving and the other on modeling better driving behaviors for those around us:

Do not talk or text while driving
Eliminating texting and talking while driving
Role model behind the wheel
Modeling better driving behaviors for those around us

 

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