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Cons of texting and driving

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Adam Boyle

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Transcript of Cons of texting and driving

Dangers of Texting and Driving More than 1.6 million crashes are caused by cell phone use and texting while driving each year.

-Human brains do not perform two tasks at same time

- Human brains handle tasks sequentially Texting and driving is not safe because multi-tasking for the brain is a myth Texting While Driving is Hazardous:

- Driving skill is measurably impaired by text messaging

- Visually: Takes your eyes off of the road

- Mechanically: Takes your hands off of the wheel

- Congnitively: Takes your mind off of the fact that you are driving Solutions:
Do not get into the habit of texting and driving
Do not ride with drivers who are texting
Always concentrate on traffic and other drivers while you are behind the wheel References: www.teendriversource.com
www.fcc.gov/guides/texting-while-driving
www.textingaccident.com/texting-driving-statistics/
www.fnal.gov/pub/.../NSC%20Distracted%20Driving%20Slides.ppt
ehis.ebsohost.com "I HAD to get directions" "I HAD to reply to him so he wouldn't lose interest in me. Alternatives: Place your cell phone where it is hard to reach and it you are not tempted.
Apps like CellControl, Key2SelfControl, and StopTxting are easily installable on your cell phone.
If urgent, pull over safely and reply to the message. Facts 58% of seniors & 43% of Juniors report texting or emailing while driving

Dialing on your cell phone increases crash risk by 3 times

19% of fatal crashes are caused by cell phone distraction Jessica Lepore
Caroline Wallace
Michael Demasi
Adam Boyle Library References higher crash risk caused by:
direct interference with driving task
tendency to engage in risky behavior while on phone

Individuals who frequently used their cell phone while driving were found to drive an average of 10mph faster, change lanes more frequently, and engage more frequently on slamming on brakes and periods of high acceleration APA Format

Zhao, N., Reimer, B., Mehler, B., D’Ambrosio, L., Coughlin J. (2012). Self-reported and observed risky behaviors among frequent and infrequent cell phone users. Accident; Analysis And Prevention. Library References Texting while driving leads to lack of awareness, control, attention, and intention of their own actions.
Texting causes driver to focus on phone instead of operating complicated vehicle interface, obeying traffic laws, traversing traffic, and locating destinations.
After examining texting-based accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board called for all remaining states to forbid cell phone use.
Despite increased bans and awareness, texting while driving continues to escalate. APA Format

Bayer, J. B., & Campbell, S. W. (2012). Texting while driving on automatic: Considering the frequency-independent side of habit. Computers In Human Behavior, 28(6), 2083-2090. Doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.06.012 Bans in the US
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