TEXTING WHILE DRIVING                 “It Can wait”May 2012
Approximately 6,000 deaths a year or 18 deaths each day arecaused by texting and driving.   Texting and driving results in...
Texting while driving is generational:    •37% of drivers ages 18 to 27 admit to texting while driving.    •14% of 28 to 4...
Over 75% of the teen population own cell phones and state thattexting is their primary means of communication.   A teen se...
Texting and Driving Statistics 57% of teens state that their cell phones are the key to their social life and texting is v...
Texting and Driving StatisticsTeens feel pressured in today’s society to keep up with ongoing trends    Peer pressure to d...
Texting and Driving StatisticsTeens freely admit that texting is their number one driver distraction.    When a driver tex...
Texting and Driving Statistics 21% of fatal car crashes of teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were a result of texting an...
Texting and Driving Statistics Texting and Driving is an issue for everyone    Even if you don’t text and drive, you’re on...
Video   AT&T Don’t Text While Driving Documentary Full Video (10 Minutes)                 http://youtu.be/DebhWD6ljZs?t=3s...
w w w .slccorporat elearning.caSt. Lawrence College Centre for Corporate Learning          and Performance Improvement  10...
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  1. 1. TEXTING WHILE DRIVING “It Can wait”May 2012
  2. 2. Approximately 6,000 deaths a year or 18 deaths each day arecaused by texting and driving. Texting and driving results in a further half a million injuries per year 2
  3. 3. Texting while driving is generational: •37% of drivers ages 18 to 27 admit to texting while driving. •14% of 28 to 44 year olds admit to texting while driving •2% of 45 to 60 year olds, admit to texting and driving. Texting and Driving Statistics 3
  4. 4. Over 75% of the teen population own cell phones and state thattexting is their primary means of communication. A teen sends an average of 100 texts each day. (An average of 1 every 10 minutes of waking hours) More than one trillion texts were sent worldwide in 2011. 4
  5. 5. Texting and Driving Statistics 57% of teens state that their cell phones are the key to their social life and texting is vital. 5
  6. 6. Texting and Driving StatisticsTeens feel pressured in today’s society to keep up with ongoing trends Peer pressure to do what everyone else is doing. 6
  7. 7. Texting and Driving StatisticsTeens freely admit that texting is their number one driver distraction. When a driver texts while driving, his reaction time will decrease by 35% When texting, steering capability goes down by 91%. A driver is 23 times more likely to get into a car accident while driving and texting. Simply turning off a cell phone or simply muting the sound can actually reduce the risk of accident by texting and driving by 50%. 7
  8. 8. Texting and Driving Statistics 21% of fatal car crashes of teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were a result of texting and driving. This rate is expected to grow by 4% each year. 8
  9. 9. Texting and Driving Statistics Texting and Driving is an issue for everyone Even if you don’t text and drive, you’re on the road with people who do 9
  10. 10. Video AT&T Don’t Text While Driving Documentary Full Video (10 Minutes) http://youtu.be/DebhWD6ljZs?t=3s Short Excerpt (3 Minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjc_0JBlRgE&feature=relmfu 10
  11. 11. w w w .slccorporat elearning.caSt. Lawrence College Centre for Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON K7L 5A6
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