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Can a Public Service Announcement (PSA) help reduce the number of distracted driving incidents?

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Isabell Wooddell

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Transcript of Can a Public Service Announcement (PSA) help reduce the number of distracted driving incidents?

“The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses"
- Official U.S Government for Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving is a Problem!
In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes which involved distracted drivers.
Counterclaim:
Even with awareness of the dangers of the roads, not everyone will understand the severity it of, or will everyone listen to a PSA
U.S Designated Driver Campaign

Wide-Spread Awareness through high-rating
T.V shows
In 1988, the annual alcohol-related traffic fatalities stood at 23,626. By 1992, fatalities dropped by 24%
Can a Public Service Announcement (PSA) help reduce the number of distracted driving incidents?
Not everything is as safe as it seems while driving.

Responsibility of being a driver should not be forgotten.

Public Service Announcement (PSA) reminds drivers to not forget to keep themselves/others safe on the road.
Public Service Announcements Do Work!

Heart of the issue will overcome bias
Such as hearing personal stories of those affected by loss due to distracted driving
Raising awareness through PSA’s is one of the many helpful ways to allow drivers to focus their attention properly on the road.
Work Cited:
Winsten, Jay. "Stopping Distracted Driving: What Will It Take?" The Huffington Post. The Huffington Post.com, 23 Jan. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.


"Teens." Distracted Driving. Official US Gov. Website for Distracted Driving. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.


"Distracted Driving." Distracted Driving. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.
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