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Don't text and drive, it can wait!
Transcript of Don't text and drive, it can wait!
It can wait!
By The Law Offices Of
Vincent Ciecka Esq.
Director of presentation:
In a blink of an eye, everything can change!
WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING?
Taking eyes off the road
Taking hands off the wheel
Taking mind off of what you’re doing
-DRIVING IS A FULL TIME JOB-
Teen Distracted Driver Statistics…
-Talking on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as that of a 70+yr old;
-56% of teenagers admit to talking on their cell phones behind the wheel;
-48% of young Americans ages 12-17 say they’ve been in a car while the driver was texting;
-52% of 16-17 yr old teens confess to making and answering cell phone calls while driving;
Teen Distracted Driver Statistics…
-Over 1/3 of drivers, ages 24 and under, are TEXTING while driving;
-Almost 50% of drivers, ages 18-24 are TEXTING while driving.
Music devices, radios, itunes
Eating - Smoking
You might just save a life
Three steps to Stop Texting and Driving
AWARENESS = KNOW THE RISK
Texting drivers are 23X more likely to be in an accident;
75% of teens say texting while driving is common among their friends
COMMITMENT = TAKE THE PLEDGE
Make a lifelong commitment never to text and drive
INFLUENCE = SPEAK UP
90% say they’d stop if a friend in the car asked them to
WHAT YOUR PLEDGE MEANS
That no text message, email, website or video is worth the risk of endangering my life or the lives of others on or off the road.
I pledge to never text and drive beginning immediately, and make the commitment to drive as responsibly as possible.
TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY TRUE TO YOUR PLEDGE
Place the “DNT TXT DRV” sticker on your car;
Use the bluetooth to call or pull over;
Put your phone away;
Designate a texter when you’re the driver;
Share our video on www.ciecka.com;
Don’t call or text someone that you know is driving;
If someone is texting while you’re the passenger, tell them to stop;
Never use your phone to take pict.,send, read a message, watch a video or record something while driving.
2010 in NJ 3092 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers and an estimated additional 416,000 were injured
TEEN DRIVERS are most likely than any other age group to be involved in a FATAL crash when distracted driving was involved
NJ has a ban on all cell phone use for all drivers (primary law)
Primary law = an officer can issue a ticket w/out an other violation
GET THE FACTS
Text messaging creates a crash risk 23X greater than driving undistracted.
Any use of a cell phone when driving delays a drivers reactions
as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08%.
Driving while using a cell phone REDUCES the amount of BRAIN ACTIVITY associated w/driving by 37%.
307,753 car accidents reported in 2012 were involved with drivers using cell phones and TEXTING.
Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible & in a split second, it’s consequences can be devastating.
TEXTING while driving is an epidemic, it’s “inTEXTicating”.
If a driver is proven to have been texting before an accident that seriously injures or kills someone, prosecutors will now have the ability to charge that person with assault by auto or vehicular homicide.
Three tragic traffic incidents have resulted in the loss of life, permanetly disabled people and caused untold grief for families.
Helen Kulesh was killed by a driver illegally using a cell phone and David and Linda Kubert both lost a leg in a similar circumstance.
Toni Bolis and her unborn son, Ryan Jefferey Bolis, died in a motor vehicle accident cause by a 21yr old man that was using a GPS while driving.
NJ LAWS Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis Law
PENALTIES of DISTRACTED DRIVING( Proposed)
1ST OFFENSE: $400 FINE
2ND OFFENSE: WITHIN 10 YRS OF 1ST OFFENSE $600 FINE
3RD OFFENSE: WITHIN 10YRS OF 1ST OFFENSE up to $800 FINE + A POSSIBLE 90-DAY LICENSE SUSPENSION, AND 3 POINTS AGAINST YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE
ASSAULT BY AUTO, SERIOUS INJURY, IS PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 18 MONTHS IMPRISIONMENT, AND A FINE UP TO $10,000. OR BOTH
DEATH BY AUTO: PUNISHABLE BY IMPRISONMENT OF 5 TO 10 YEARS, A FINE UP TO $150,000 OR BOTH
Mainland High School Linwood, NJ
PREVENTION OF DRIVING ACCIDENTS
TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF
DON’T ANSWER CALLS/TEXTS
DON’T MAKE CALLS/TEXTS
KEEP FOCUSED ON DRIVING
NO DISTRACTIONS - NO VIDEOS, NO SELFIES
PULL OFF THE ROAD
PUT THE PHONE OUT OF REACH
SILENCE YOUR PHONE
Some things can wait
Safe driving is everybody's responsibility!
Your brain is your vehicle's most important safety feature
WHY GAMBLE WITH YOUR OWN LIFE?!?!
TEXTING AND DRIVING?!?!
IT IS NOT FUNNY WHEN IT IS FOREVER!!!
It's road safety, not rocket science!!!
Don’t Text and Drive
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