Advocating for our communities

Hands-free laws make roads safer

Nationwide has been actively involved to advocate for safer roadways. Currently, only 25 states, including Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, have specific hands-free laws that allow drivers to use only hands-free mobile phone technology while operating a motor vehicle.

A hands-free approach is practical, and it’s proving to be effective in reducing traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. We support model legislation that enables law enforcement to ticket drivers who are holding a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle, including texting, viewing videos or images, entering data, talking or broadcasting content.

Nationwide has long been an advocate of preventing distracted driving and ensuring roadway safety. It was one of the first companies to offer a discount for seatbelts in the 1960s. Its popular “Prom Promise” campaign in the 1980s and 1990s was also instrumental in educating teens about the dangers of drunk driving.

Hands-free laws make roads safer

Nationwide has been actively involved to advocate for safer roadways. Currently, only 25 states, including Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, have specific hands-free laws that allow drivers to use only hands-free mobile phone technology while operating a motor vehicle.

A hands-free approach is practical, and it’s proving to be effective in reducing traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. We support model legislation that enables law enforcement to ticket drivers who are holding a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle, including texting, viewing videos or images, entering data, talking or broadcasting content.

Nationwide has long been an advocate of preventing distracted driving and ensuring roadway safety. It was one of the first companies to offer a discount for seatbelts in the 1960s. Its popular “Prom Promise” campaign in the 1980s and 1990s was also instrumental in educating teens about the dangers of drunk driving.

Partnering to effect change

Nationwide Retirement Institute® and Financial Alliance for Racial Equity

According to new research conducted by the Nationwide Retirement Institute®, nearly 90 percent of Black college students considering a financial services career report they believe there are challenges that specifically affect Black financial professionals in the industry today.

To advance actionable solutions and contribute to lasting change in the industry, Nationwide has partnered with leading financial services firms, associations and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to form the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity.

With the unique partnership of HBCUs and financial services organizations, members of the alliance seek to build sustainable economic wealth in diverse communities and increase the number of Black financial professionals through expanded research, increased training and mentorship opportunities.

Partnering to effect change

Nationwide Retirement Institute® and Financial Alliance for Racial Equity

According to new research conducted by the Nationwide Retirement Institute®, nearly 90 percent of Black college students considering a financial services career report they believe there are challenges that specifically affect Black financial professionals in the industry today.

To advance actionable solutions and contribute to lasting change in the industry, Nationwide has partnered with leading financial services firms, associations and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to form the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity.

With the unique partnership of HBCUs and financial services organizations, members of the alliance seek to build sustainable economic wealth in diverse communities and increase the number of Black financial professionals through expanded research, increased training and mentorship opportunities.