Texting while driving.ppt

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Texting while driving.ppt

  1. 1. Richard Ringler
  2. 2. Survey  80% drive their own vehicle  80% have admitted to texting and driving  Almost 90% have already been involved in a traffic accident
  3. 3. Problem  Texting is convenient  Texting is easy and fast  Technology is improving  More people have cell phones than ever
  4. 4. The CDC  Texting takes drivers attention of the road longer and more frequently than other distractions  People killed in crashes from distracted driving  In 2011- 3,331 deaths  In 2010- 3,267 deaths
  5. 5. Pew Internet & American Life Project Texting has increased in the recent years  58% in 2007 up to 80% in 2012
  6. 6. Solution  Laws  Phone technologies  Automobile technologies
  7. 7. Laws  Many states have laws already in place  Many states currently in process of making laws  Florida  secondary offence
  8. 8. Phone Technologies  Apple’s Siri talk to text  easy to use 
  9. 9. Car Technologies Ford’s Sync  “Hands-free”  reads incoming text for you  preset 15 responses to replay back in text
  10. 10. Conclusion  Texting more popular than ever  Advances in technology  Technology now helps aid us in driving safer
  11. 11. Choices  How important can that one text be?  What could be the consequences?

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