Risky Behavior? Texting&Driving by Abigail Cameron
There are 3 main types of distracted driving… Source: US Department of Transportation, Statistics and Facts about Driving Visual – taking your eyes off the road Manual– taking your hands off the wheel Cognitive – taking your mind off what you’re doing image: ClipArt
image: Andrea Narita - Flickr Texting is the most alarming because it involves all 3types of distraction. Source: US Department of Transportation, Statistics and Facts about Driving
In 2009, 20% of crashes in the United States were reported cases of distracted driving. Source: US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration image: alexbartok - Flickr
image: Siebuhr - Flickr Of those killedin distracted-driving-related crashes, 18% or995involved reports of a cell phone as the distraction. Source: US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4x as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety image: RiaPereira - Flickr
So… …Why does 81% of the population keep texting while driving? Source: Buzzle.com – Texting while driving statistics image: Magda.indigo - Flickr
MULTITASKING Convenience of texting and driving at the same time – people become oblivious to the danger. Image: ashapiro515 - Flickr
ADDICTION People just CAN’T put the phone DOWN. image: maeva - Flickr
image: vnduan - Flickr OBLIVIOUS People don’t realize how dangerous it is for themselves&others.
image: Hypno Istanbul - Flickr Studies show that texting deteriorates reaction time more then getting behind the wheel drunk… Texting showed a 35% deterioration in reaction time and 91% decrease in steering ability… …while driving drunk only showed a 12% deterioration in reaction time. Source: CBC News
So…If you wouldn’t get behind the wheel drunk… …Then why would you get behind the wheel and text? image: bimma - Flickr
Solution? image: Null Photography - Flickr
FINES Are fines really the positive solution to change the statistics around texting&driving? Image: Amsterd@m - Filckr
image: WestPeak Photography - Flickr In 2011, 1500 people have been fined $167 for distracted driving in Vancouver. Source: The Globe and Male – Does Texting While Driving make sense to you?
In 2010, almost 17,000 drivers were charged $155 in Toronto. Source: The Globe and Male – Does Texting While Driving make sense to you? image: ijustine - Flickr
Image: DanielY - Flickr Even the App campaigns to stop texting while driving in this digital age aren’t helping. Source: The Globe and Male – Does Texting While Driving make sense to you?
WHY? image: misallphoto - Flickr
No one is afraid of being caught! image: Zi - Flickr
image: wbsloan - Flickr Does Texting&Driving make sense to you?
All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from Flickr. image: .David Chu - Flickr