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DWI: Driving While Intexticated

DWI: DRIVING WHILE INTEXTICATED Teens and adults texting behind the wheel DRIVING WHILE TEXTING: LOL TO TTYL In 2011, at least 23% 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones ...that's 1.3 million crashes 5 SECONDS The minimal amount of time If you're traveling at 55mph, your attention is taken away from the road when you're texting and driving this equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road WITH THE LONGEST EYES-OFF-THE-ROAD TIME OF ALL DISTRACTED DRIVING ACTIVITIES, Other actívities that increase risk of crash: TEXT MESSAGING 曲 Dialing 2.8X more risk MAKES A CRASH UP TO 23X more likely Talking or listening 1.3X more risk Reaching for device 1.4X more risk A BIG TEMPTATION FOR TEENS 13% of drivers age 18-20 involved in car wrecks admitted to texting or talking on their mobile devices at the time of the crash of Americans age 82% 16-17 own cell phones 52% 34% say they have texted while say they have talked on a cell АЛ phone while driving driving SOME DON'T THINK IT'S A PROBLEM. of young adults are very or 77% somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving of young adult drivers claim it's easy to text while they drive 55% .but it is a problem. Teens who text while driving spend approximately 10% of their driving time outside of their lane "BUT ADULTS DO IT, TOO!" 48% of young drivers have seen their of adults have young drivers have seen their parents text while driving of 15% 27% sent or received parents drive while talking on a cell phone text messages while driving 48% of kids age 12-17 have been in a car while the driver was texting .... Not to mention.. 1IN5 drivers of all ages confess to surfing the web while driving .AND HOW DO THEY JUSTIFY IT? • Reading a text is safer than composing and sending one • They hold the phone near the windshield "for better visibility" They increase following distance They text only at a stop sign or red light ..... WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? LAWS 10 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from using handheld cell phones 32 states and D.C. prohibit novice drivers from cell phone use 39 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from text messaging TECHNOLOGY FOR PARENTS |(O DRIVECAM AT&T DRIVE MODE TEXT-FREE-DRIVING PLEDGE Monitors a driver's activity and Free anti-texting and driving mobile app for Android & Blackberry Teens and parents can also take the text-free-driving pledge: provides real-time feedback with video SOCIAL MEDIA ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER: ON BLOGS: ANTI-TEXTING AND FromReidsDad.Org @RayLaHood @DistractionGov DRIVING AWARENES. @NHTSAgov @DriveSafely EDUCATION One project in Belgium tricked teen drivers into thinking that in order to pass their driving test, they had to be able to successfully text and drive on a closed course. The results, which can be seen on YouTube, are funny and frightening. SOME OF THE STUDENT REACTIONS: "If this becomes law, l'll stop driving." "It's impossible." "What you're asking is dangerous." "People will die." "Honestly, I feel like an idiot who can't drive!" CREATED FOR ONLINESCHOOLS.COM O QUINSTREET, INC. 2012 For every chapter of your education. SOURCES: "Teen drivers are texting, just like their parents," Ashley Halsey III, Washington Post, May 2012 "Teens and Distracted Driving," PewResearch, Mary Madden & Am anda Lenhart, Novem ber 2009 Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks, NHTSA "Webbing While Driving," Jenny Li, State, April 2011 "State may tighten texting and driving rules," Priscilla Alv arez, Collegiate Tim es, Virginia Tech University, February 2012" "Teens Drive Sm art," Bridgestone Survey, April 2012 "Newdata from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute provides insight into cell phone use and driving distraction," press release, Virginia Tech News, July 2009 "Exam ining the Effect of Driv ing Experience on Teen age Driving Ability vith Secondary Tasks," Edwin Henry Holland II, Virginia Tech University, January 2010 "The im possible texting and driving test," YouTube, April 2012 "Just Thinking About Cell Phone Calls While Driving Can Lead to Crashes, Study Finds," Rachel Zimm erman, WBUR, May 2012 "Top Ten Driving Distractions Revealed," Cell Phone and Texting Laws, Govemors Highway Safety Association, June 2012

DWI: Driving While Intexticated

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Teens and adults texting behind the wheel.


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