Media Advisory: Free Distracted Driving Awareness Events to Educate Attendees About Safe Behaviors Behind the Wheel


Distracted Driving
Credit: JHHS Trauma Centers
As part of the Maryland Trauma System distracted driving awareness statewide initiative for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, some Johns Hopkins Health System trauma centers will host events to educate people about the dangers of distracted driving. The events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
See below for event times.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s adult and pediatric trauma centers will host a Distracted Driving Awareness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hope Forest Lobby/Corridor (outside the cafeteria, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore). The fair will feature information on drowsy/distracted/impaired driving crash data, evidence-based prevention programs and policy implementation and successes. Exhibitors on hand will include the Maryland State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort (SPIDRE) Team, the University of Maryland’s Legal Resource Center, the Maryland Highway Safety Office and AT&T.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s Trauma Center, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute’s Trauma Center, Union Memorial Hand Trauma Center and AT&T are all partnering together for a Road Safety Fair that will be in the blue awning lobby (Bayview Medical Offices (BMO) building, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224) from 6 to 9 a.m., and in the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital will host a distracted/drowsy driving display on the hospital’s (8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda) second floor by the Janice Coffee Bar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m