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This presentation takes an in-depth look into a growing issue - texting and driving. By revealing some shocking statistics, this slideshow could save your life.

This presentation takes an in-depth look into a growing issue - texting and driving. By revealing some shocking statistics, this slideshow could save your life.

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    New Text Message! Save a Life, Don't Text and Drive New Text Message! Save a Life, Don't Text and Drive Presentation Transcript

    • Image Courtesy of: arizonaguardian
      By: Andrew Bassin
    • Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
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    • Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
      What happened? Everything ok?
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    • Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
      What happened? Everything ok?
      I got into an accident as I was texting Bob
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    • Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
      What happened? Everything ok?
      I got into an accident as I was texting Bob
      :O glad u r ok… we’ll talk more when you get home
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    • Don’t let this be you
      Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
      What happened? Everything ok?
      I got into an accident as I was texting Bob
      :O glad u r ok… we’ll talk more when you get home
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    • For every 6 secondsof drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road.
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    • This makes textingthe most distracting of all cell phone related tasks
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    • Texting while driving is about6 times more likely to result in an accident than driving while intoxicated
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      Textingwhile driving increases crash risk 23-fold
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      By contrast, talkingon a cell phone, represented an increased risk of only 1.3 times that of a non-distracted driver
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      More than 112 million people use cell phones in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of them use their phones while driving.
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      Each year 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage
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      Despite the risks, the majority of teen drivers ignorecell phone driving restrictions
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      In 2002, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis calculated that 6,000 people die each year as a result of using cellphones while driving
    • They estimated that another 500,000are injured
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      Car and Driver study compares reaction times of ``Reading, Texting and Impaired``
    • It is not worth the consequences
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      It is againstthe law
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      If you’re caught talking or texting while driving, you could face a $500 fine… if you put someone else at risk you could receive up to $1,000fine
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      Over 60% of American teens admit to riskydriving, and nearly half of those thatadmit to risky driving also admit to text messaging behind the wheel
    • The Auto-Reply application will help change the texting habits that lead to dangerous driving.
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      REMEMBERYoucanstoptexting and driving
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      Put It Down is a campaign similar to that of MADD, spreading information about texting and driving – below is one of their awareness advertisements.
    • Think you have the texting and driving thing down? You do NOT
      Save a life—maybe even your own. Sign Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge
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      We have a long road ahead… for that drive, can you stay off your phone?
    • Thank You and Drive Safely
      There is a light at the end of the tunnel
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    • Sources of Information and Interesting Articles
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      http://www.caranddriver.com/features/09q2/texting_while_driving_how_dangerous_is_it_-feature
      http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2008/09/22/texting-driving.html
      http://handsfreeinfo.com/canadian-cell-phone-law-updates
      http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20100924/texting-while-driving-in-the-us-100926/
      http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2009/07/28/texting-while-driving-more-dangerous-than-being-drunk.aspx
      http://www.thetelecomblog.com/2010/09/13/texting-while-driving-how-dangerous-is-it/
    • All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from Flickr.
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