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Speak Hard 2012 - MYAA Youth Ambassadors

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  • By: Meg Peterson, Bailee Woods,Heather Harms, and Isaac Hamilton
  • Common Distracters… Cell phones IPods Tablet Computers E-readers LCD movie screens GPS Radio There are more gadgets than ever that can be a distraction to Missouri drivers. But, the biggest distraction is a cell phone. Many young drivers feel like they are invincible and are not afraid to text and drive, but do they really know what they are doing?
  • Statistics Texting is only one of several driving distractions available to teens in today’s plugged-in world. The liberty Mutual/SADD study revealed that teens at least sometimes use these technologies while driving. 73% change songs on their iPod or MP3 player 67% talk on a cell phone 13% update their Facebook status or Tweet from their cell phones 10% take pictures or videos with their cell phone 4% use an iPad or tablet PC
  •  According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, in 2008, nearly 6,000 people died from a distracted driver, and more than half a million were injured. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers who use handheld devices are 4X as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Over 50 research studies have shown that using phones while driving is risky; each year cell phones are a factor in 1.3 million crashes, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and thousands of deaths.
  • “Distracted driving is an epidemic, particularly among teens who are confident in their ability to text or talk while driving. Of the 5,500 people killed last year due to distracted driving, the largest proportion of fatalities occurred among young people under the age of 20. I hope teens will take this powerful video to heart and realize that when you’re behind the wheel, no text message or phone call is worth the risk.”— Ray LaHood U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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  • Call To Action… Distribute the Thumb Bands to your school as well! Show the AT&T Documentary with your school! Post Videos and reminders on Twitter and Facebook! Be a great driver AND passenger! Raise Awareness
  • By: Meg Peterson, Bailee Woods,Heather Harms, and Isaac Hamilton