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Why are there so many preventable accidents and deaths caused by texting and driving? Investigating why people today put themselves and others in danger by texting while driving - a dangerous …

Why are there so many preventable accidents and deaths caused by texting and driving? Investigating why people today put themselves and others in danger by texting while driving - a dangerous addiction to digital culture.


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  • http://mobilesyrup.com/2010/04/28/canadians-sent-over-35-billion-text-messages-in-2009
  • We are aware of the dangers and know there are legal consequences
  • alphabug26
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    • 1. Why do people text and drive? Photo by OregonDOT Why do we text and drive? By Jessica Fishbein FILM 315
    • 2.
      • We are taught the dangers of texting while driving…
    • 3. Photo by Kentucky Country Day
    • 4. Photo by Kaysha … yet we do it anyways
    • 5. Photo by Rozi81 Texting is an integral part of our lives
    • 6. Photo by Joi Photo by AnnieGreenSprings Photo by ShockinglyTasty Photo by Ollie Crafoord In 2009, Canadians sent 35.3 billion peer-to-peer text messages. Source: “ Does texting while driving make sense to you?” Andrew Clark, The Globe and Mail
    • 7.
      • Canadians are also prone to drive with distractions.
    • 8. Photo by stevendamron In Vancouver, 1,500 people have been fined $167 for distracted driving so far this year. In 2010, almost 17,000 drivers were charged in Toronto. Source: “ Does texting while driving make sense to you?” Andrew Clark, The Globe and Mail
    • 9.
      • Insert scary car crash picture
      Photo by poka 0059 88% of drivers surveyed in an AllState Canada study said they had a negative perception of texting while driving…
    • 10.
      • … yet nearly 3 Canadian drivers out of 4 admit to driving distracted.
      Source: Allstate Canada 2010 study of 1605 Canadian adults.
    • 11. We are aware of the dangers and know there are legal consequences… Photo by jessiejacobson
    • 12.
      • So what will actually STOP
      • people from texting and driving?
    • 13.
      • There are now apps like txtBlocker and PhoneGuard Drive Safe to stop texting and driving…
      Photo by barry_egan
    • 14.
      • … but ultimately,
      • the decision to not text and drive is
      • up to YOU.
    • 15. It is more than just a pet peeve. Photo by droopydog_500
    • 16.
      • So what is more important…
    • 17. Getting that text out as soon as possible… Photo by alphabug26
    • 18.
      • … or saving a life?
    • 19. Photo by Glen Edelson
    • 20.
      • 80% of collisions are caused by distracted driving.
      Source: Allstate Canada 2010 study of 1605 Canadian adults.