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Distracted Driving

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What Is Distracted Driving?
Reasons Why Teens Partake in Distracted Driving
Emotions and Fatigue
Phones and Driving
"Novice teen drivers were eight times more likely to crash or have a near miss when dialing a phone, seven to eight times more likely to crash while reaching for a phone or other object, and almost four times more likely to crash when texting" ("Drivers Multi-task 10 Percent," 2014).
Reasons Why Teens Partake in Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving
By Sarah Soja, Ashley Meuser, Victoria Davis, Rreze Grajcevci
It is "the operation of a motor vehicle while the driver's attention is occupied by factors other than those necessary for driving" (“Distracted Driving,” 2013).
Period 7
Spring 2015
Impacts
Distracted driving is defined as “the operation of a motor vehicle while the driver's attention is occupied by factors other than those necessary for driving" (“Distracted Driving,” 2013). Many teens drive distracted, focusing their attention on something besides the road. Common distractions for teens are texting, having friends in the car, eating, changing the music, applying makeup, being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, feeling tired, or driving while they are feeling emotionally distracted. If distracted driving among teens is not addressed it will cause many accidents, as teen drivers are "seven to eight times more likely to crash while reaching for a phone or other object and almost four times more likely to crash when texting" ("Drivers multi-task 10 percent," 2014). Besides just crashing the car, these accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. We are hoping that our project can help demonstrate to students at Simsbury High School the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of being focused on the road.
Health Enhancing Position
Physical
Social
Emotional
Legal
Economic
crash
parents upset; friends uncomfortable
driver feels unsafe to drive if crashes
life long implications depending on severity of crash
insurance rates increase; fines
"10 percent of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash" (Teen Health and Wellness, 2015).
"Texting 'causes a
400 percent
increase in time spent with eyes off the road'" (Teen Health and Wellness, 2015).
"Steering control was worsened by
91 percent
for young drivers who were texting" (Teen Health and Wellness, 2015).
Texting
AT&T DriveMode App
Reasons Why Teens Partake
in Distracted Driving
Eating
"National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that
two-thirds of passengers
said they felt, at worst, 'a little
less safe
' when a driver was eating or drinking" (Blinder, 2015).
Reasons Why Teens Partake
in Distracted Driving
Anger
"Road rage is distinguished by its extreme response (often violent or assaultive in nature) and by its
intent to harm another individual
either physically or psychologically" (Wienclaw, 2012).


"
Fatigue
,
stress
, and our
emotions
have a serious effect on driving, causing serious
impairments
that we may not even be aware of" ("How Emotions Affect Driving," 2015).
"Driving skills can be as
negatively impacted
as they would be if you were engaged in an intense phone call or after having consumed several alcoholic drinks" ("How Emotions Affect Driving," 2015).
Alternative Behaviors
https://www.aaafoundation.org/distracted-driving
Reasons Why Teens Partake in Distracted Driving
School Resources
Community Resources
"When asked what they were doing in the car at the time of the incident, teens admitted to a [variety] of
distractive
or
dangerous
behaviors...

-
Talking
to passengers: 20 percent
-
Changing songs
on their MP3 player: 17 percent" ("Liberty Mutual/ SADD Study," 2011).
Passengers and Music
Mrs. Golden
Officer May
Angela
Avon Driving School
Triple A
Overall
Room C249
hgolden@simsbury.k12.ct.us
tmay@simsbury.k12.ct.us
attendance office
(860) 408-9098
adsdrive.com
141 West Street Simsbury, CT
www.AAA.com
Suggested Resources:
Mrs. Golden
Officer May
http://www.distraction.gov/
Suggested Resources:
Angela
Avon Driving School
Triple A
Key2Drive- a guide to teen driver safety including tips, laws, and statistics about distracted driving
A DVD used for driving classes as well as a packet containing statistics about distracted driving
"34% of teen texters ages 16-17 say they have texted while driving" (Madden, 2012).
"In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. 421,000 people were injured in a crash involving a distracted driver" (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014).

In order to get a ticket for distracting driving you must also be in violation of a driving law
Video: (Discovery Communications, 2012)
https://cultivatinghabits.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/wake-up-early.jpg?w=980&h=520&crop=1
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23185
Video: (AT&T, 2014)
70 E Main St, Avon, CT 06001
(860) 236-3261
http://www.spiveylaw.com/blog/florida-lawmakers-urged-to-pass-distracted-driving-law/
"About 1.6 million [accidents] each year, can be linked to talking on a cell phone or texting while driving" (Jackson, 2013).
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au
http://studentarguments.blogspot.com/2013/03/distracted-driving-revised.html
http://transportation.ky.gov/highway-safety/pages/distracted-driving.aspx
http://blog.esurance.com/how-hollywood-and-harvard-powered-the-designated-driver-program/
Arrive Alive
http://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/distracted-driving.aspx
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