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Copy of Texting While Driving

For teens 'No Texting While Driving'

Ana Vander Leek

on 19 January 2014

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By Nicole Forchielli, Shannon McMillan, Hope Andrascik
Texting and driving makes a crash 23x likely to happen.
Spread the Word
"Teens in the Driver Seat"
Peer-to-peer safety program for America's youth
The average text message takes the driver's eyes off the road for 5 seconds.
That's like driving 55 mph a length of the entire football field, blind.
Take the Pledge
Be seen
Speak Up
Spread the Word
hands off the wheel
eyes off the road
mind off what you are doing
Compared to...
dialing, 2.8x
talking/listening 1.3x
reaching for device, 1.4x

1.6 million accidents per year
No. 1 distraction reported by teens.
6x more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated.
11 teens deaths EVERY DAY.
3500 teens per year are killed, 330,000 injured.
Text messaging takes away 3 main types of attention, making it the most alarming distraction.
Tips to Stop
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Retrieve. August 1, 2013, from
website: http://www.nhtsa.gov
Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving.
Retrieved August 1, 2013, from website:
Teens in the Driver Seat. (2003-2013). Retrieved
August 2, 2013, from Teens in the Driver Seat Official Site website: http://www.t-driver.com/the-problem/distractions/
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among U.S. youths age 16-19.
Teens : Get Involved !
Risks with teens
Don't Become a Statistic!
9 out of 10 drivers support laws
that ban texting-

(NHTSA, National Distracted Driving Telephone Survey, 2011)
3 Types of Distractions
Silence is golden.
Out of sight out of mind.
Find your app.
Driver inexperience with;
Night driving/tired
Low seat belt use
Driving under the influence
Distractions, cell phones, teen passengers
Presentation by
Ana Vander Leek

No night driving between 11pm – 5am under 17
No texting, regardless of age
First 12 months, no passengers under 20
All drivers, passengers must buckle up – front or back
50 hours of supervised driving hours required
I make this pledge both bold and brave, so someone's life I will help to save.
Watch my speed, stay awake and know the difference a drink can make.
Buckle up and avoid distractions-like texting, cell phones-such deadly actions.
Golden rules, simply five.
Strive to keep our drive a live.
This could have been preventable!
Texting and driving...
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