All drivers are asked to turn off their cell phones while behind the wheel on Friday, September 28th for National Cell Off Day.
The Nebraska Safety Council said turning off the phone while driving eliminates the temptation to answer incoming calls, emails, or texts; including handheld and hands-free devices.
According to a 2005 Institute of Highway Safety study, drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be involved in a crash. At any time, 11 percent of drivers are using their phones.
According to the Safety Council, it takes 21 days to form a habit. The goal of Cell Off Day is to start that habit.