The National Safety Council (NSC) has postponed observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month as a result of the growing global coronavirus pandemic.

For a decade, the event has taken place in April to raise awareness of driver distraction. NSC has confirmed it will observe Distracted Driving Awareness Month at a later time this year.

“We are in unprecedented times, and employers look to NSC for safety guidance when it matters most,” said Lorraine M. Martin, President and CEO of the National Safety Council. “We are intent on ensuring that the information they receive is in line with where their concerns need to be – and that is on taking care of their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

NSC urges all employers to follow guidance and directives from CDC, NIOSH and the U.S. Department of State to keep employees and their families safe.