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Texting and Driving

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Christine Gorman

on 22 October 2012

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Transcript of Texting and Driving

Texting and Driving We all know
it is dangerous,so why do many
individuals text and drive? Increase in Texting Total # of text messages surged from 57 billion in 2005 to 1.8 trillion in 2010 Why Do Individuals Text and Drive: Today, the average teen sends 3,000 texts a month Many of which are sent
behind the wheel! Effects: Why is it So Dangerous? Laws: Stop the Trend: Who Texts and Drives? The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers is ages 20 and under 86% of teens text and drive, while 84% know it's dangerous Among teens: 80% of girls 58% of guys TEXT AND DRIVE Contemplate: Reasons Boredom Lack Self-Control Follow by Example Confidant in Their Ability "It Won't Happen to Me" Mindset More than one in five drivers have admitted to texting and driving 48% of kids have been in the car while the driver was texting 15% of young drivers have seen their parents text and drive 77% of young adult drivers are confidant they can safely text and drive 55% of young adult drivers claim it is easy to text while driving 22% of teens who drive while distracted say it makes driving less boring Reading a text is safer than composing one Is it Really Worth it? The End 10 states prohibit all drivers from cell phone use 32 states prohibit novice drivers from cell phone use 39 states prohibit all drivers from text messaging 1. Visual, 2. Manual, and 3. Cognitive ATTENTION It Requires Manual Cognitive Statistics Takes a driver's eyes from the road for approximately 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind Visual Reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37% Spend about 10% of driving time outside their lane Delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent Contemplate: Why is this important to you all? Take the pledge Educate yourself Eliminate the temptation Spread the word
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