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

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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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  • 1. Image Courtesy of: arizonaguardian
    By: Andrew Bassin
  • 2. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
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  • 3. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….
    What happened? Everything ok?
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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 7. 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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  • 8. This makes textingthe most distracting of all cell phone related tasks
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  • 9. Texting while driving is about6 times more likely to result in an accident than driving while intoxicated
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  • 10. Image Courtesy of: susankinidaho
    Textingwhile driving increases crash risk 23-fold
  • 11. Image Courtesy of: GriDD
    By contrast, talkingon a cell phone, represented an increased risk of only 1.3 times that of a non-distracted driver
  • 12. Image Courtesy of: GriDD
    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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  • 13. Image Courtesy of: nobleup
    Each year 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage
  • 14. Image Courtesy of: SoxIn18
    Despite the risks, the majority of teen drivers ignorecell phone driving restrictions
  • 15. Image Courtesy of: mivox
    In 2002, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis calculated that 6,000 people die each year as a result of using cellphones while driving
  • 16. They estimated that another 500,000are injured
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  • 17. Image Courtesy of: Car and Driver – in sources
    Car and Driver study compares reaction times of ``Reading, Texting and Impaired``
  • 18. It is not worth the consequences
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    It is againstthe law
  • 19. Image Courtesy of: Gnerk
    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
  • 20. Image Courtesy of: Angeles Xtrae-zine
    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
  • 21. The Auto-Reply application will help change the texting habits that lead to dangerous driving.
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  • 22. Image Courtesy of: Marshall Astor
    REMEMBERYoucanstoptexting and driving
  • 23. Images Courtesy of: annputput
    Put It Down is a campaign similar to that of MADD, spreading information about texting and driving – below is one of their awareness advertisements.
  • 24. 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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  • 25. Image Courtesy of:  ~FreeBirD®~
    We have a long road ahead… for that drive, can you stay off your phone?
  • 26. Thank You and Drive Safely
    There is a light at the end of the tunnel
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  • 27. 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/
  • 28. All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from Flickr.
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