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Distracted Driving

SILC WORK
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Madisen Keim

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Distracted Driving

Drivers Education CELL PHONES Rubbernecking Eating and Drinking Beverage: 12.7% of a distraction Food: 10.1% of a distraction Drivers spend more than half their time behind the wheel engaged in distracted behavior. Facts Distracted Driving In 2010, 3092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. Manual: Taking your hands off of the wheel Visual: Taking your eyes off of the road Cognitive: Taking your mind off of the road Cell phone use was reported in 18% of distraction-related fatalities in America Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. Text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction. 6 collisions occur every 10 minutes because of cell phones 65% of near miss accidents are caused by distracted drivers fussing with food and drinks Coffee is the single most distracting food/beverage item The majority of distracted driving accidents caused due to eating while driving occur in the morning hours. People are more concerned about their appearance in the morning as they are heading to work, so a spill is a much bigger deal. A manual transmission vehicle doubles the chances of a distracted driving crash caused by food consumption More than 80% of drivers admit to blatantly hazardous behavior: changing clothes, steering with a foot, painting nails and shaving. Your dog on your lap Children/ Others in the car Turning dials
-Radio
-Heat / AC Personal Grooming Reading
-book
-map Aftermath Devastated by the death or injury of their child. They get the worst feeling when they have to tell the parents that their child has died Think that it will never happen to them and they are invincible Different
perspectives Parents Teens Police Officers http://www.cleanvideosearch.com/media/action/yt/watch?videoId=mnw_7xI5klM
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