Automobile Accidents What are the causes? Who do they affect? How do we prevent them?
Don't Let this Happen to You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K3laXJqy8w
Since the leading causes of car accidents prove to be distractions, driver fatigue and drunk driving, stricter enforcement of regulations and a stronger support for habitual improvements will lead to safer roads.
Cell Phone Use While Driving
Use of cell phones have a negative effect while driving.
Full attention and focus is hindered.
Ability to maintain a steady speed is hindered.
People that use their cell phones while driving are 4 times as likely to get into a serious car accident.
Driving while talking on the phone reduces brain activity associated with driving by 37%.
Alcohol's Impact on Driving
Alcohol reduces alertness and motor coordination
It alters depth perception.
A drunk driver does not accurately know how far other cars or pedestrians are.
Alcohol impairs judgement.
Drunk drivers are mistakenly confident. They don't realize their driving skills are reduced.