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Texting and Driving

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Elizabeth Juarez

on 1 May 2013

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Texting and Driving for any reason is dangerous. Texting and Driving Solution Call To Action Objections We should utilize effective methods for civilians to reduce the usage of texting while driving. Evidence Educating motorists on the dangers of texting and driving is important. Enforcement Technology Disables cell phone when it
is moving faster than 10 mph *2,600 traffic deaths are caused each year by drivers using cell phones.
*•570,000 accidents leading to minor and serious injuries are caused each year by cell phone distractions,
* 50% of drivers believe that texting while driving should be punished at least as harshly as drunk driving
(Perle, Liz., "Driving Distractions") *5 seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field. (theadvertisingcouncilinc)
*Using a cell phone, handheld or handsfree, delays a drivers reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.
*49% of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving
*23 is the average number of texts per month teens that text and drive admit to sending
*Distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens. Alcohol-related accidents among teens have dropped, but teenage traffic fatalities have remained unchanged because distracted driving is on the rise. Fight the urge! Make the Pledge! AT&T has a program that has drivers make a "pledge" to never text and drive. This pledge has been made nation wide with celebrities and politicians supporting the program.
*Pull over if you feel the need to text and drive
*If there is an emergency and your phone must be used pull over and park in a safe place to use your phone. Since Text messaging banned for all drivers in 39 states including D.C. The Texting and Driving Prevention campaign advertises through television by Public Service Advertising (PSAs), radio, social media platforms. StopTextsStopsWecks.org The main focus for the campaign is to stop texting while driving by showing young adult drivers the consequences of texting while driving. A National ban for texting and driving? Electronic Wireless Communications Device Prohibited Use
Went into effect on January 1, 2009.
The results were 700 fewer fatalities exist as well as 75,000 to 100,000 fewer collisions each year. Raising Public Awareness VC Section 23123.5
(a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication (d) A violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a base fine of twenty dollars ($20) for a first offense and fifty dollars ($50) for each subsequent offense. The Future Ford
IntelliDrive- a technology that enables cars to communicate with each other as well as warn drivers if they're about to crash. What about adult drivers? has caused driving habits. their It Can Wait Through ItCanWait.com, social sites, pledge and events there have been 500,000 while-driving June 2012 AT&T's no-texting drivers to change California Texting Law 23123.5. (a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using an electronic wireless communications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication (d) A violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a base fine of twenty dollars ($20) for a first offense and fifty dollars ($50) for each subsequent offense. Educational campaigns
must target not only Victoria Justice Olympian Gabby Douglas pledges teens but adult drivers as well California State Law Current costs/penalties $159 for a first offense No points will be added to Changing Current costs/Penalties the convicted person's DMV
driving record. $500 for a first offense
Adding one point to DMV driving record "People may not think it's that risky of a behavior, or they won't be caught or that the fine is not that excessive."-Joe Simitian (State Senator) Cell Phone Applications $29.99 one time charge Available for Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T AT&T DriveMode automatically sends a
customized reply to incoming
Free Textecution iPhone's Siri Manual, Visual, and Cognitive distraction
According to a study done by the Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia
"Text messaging may constitute a "perfect storm" of risk compared to other in-vehicle tasks such as tuning the car radio"

Lane maintenance, speed maintenance, and attention, even in good driving conditions were impaired Texting is a distraction * 13% of drivers ages 18-20 involved in car wrecks admitted to texting or talking on their phone at the time of the crash

*Teens who text and drive spend approximately 10% of their driving time outside of their lane

*27% of adults have sent or reveiced text messages while driving

("Texting and Driving Statistics") *Text messaging makes a collision up to 23 times more likely. Has it worked? Works Cited
Perle, Liz. "Driving Distractions." Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music. Common Sense Media Inc., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.
"Stop The Texts Stop The Wrecks." Texting and Driving Prevention. The Advertising Council Inc., 2008. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.
"Texting and Driving Statistics." Texting and Driving Statistics. Textingthumbbands.com, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.
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