Faster Than a Speeding Bullet…
Roads, Rails and Race Cars
Reaction Time and Distracted Driving
What happens to a speeding bullet?
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K3laXJqy8w
 What are your observations…?
What caused this accident?
 What may have caused this multi car wreck?
 Talk to your partner about 3 possible things tha...
Did you know…
 What happens in the first
fatal second after a car
going 55 mph hits a solid
object?
 The front bumper collapses
 The grille collapses
First 1/10th
of a Second
2/10th
of a Second
 The hood crumbles and st...
3/10th
of a Second
 The steering wheel starts to disintegrate
 The steering column aims for the driver’s chest
4/10th
of...
 Driver and passenger can experience serious injury
5/10th
of a Second
6/10th
of a Second
 Driver and passengers can con...
7/10th
of a Second
 Hinges rip loose all over the car
 Doors open
Last 3/10th
of the Second
 Drivers and/or passengers ...
What can prevent an accident?
 1.
 2.
 3.
 4.
 5.
Objectives of Today’s Lesson:
Understand reaction time
Measure reaction time
Record appropriate data
Analyze data
Com...
Image courtesy of iStockphoto
Reaction time
 Reaction time is a time interval
 Gun firing = stimulus
 Runner movement =...
Where is reaction time important?
 Sports: Softball, Baseball, Football, Gymnastics
 Games: Cards, Board games, Activiti...
Let’s Test Your Reaction Time
 Get into a Team of 2
 Test 3 times for each hand
 Record your results on lab paper
 Det...
What about Computer Skills?
 With your partner test out the computer activity
 Record your times in the data table
 Is ...
Simulation Test 1
 Let’s try a driving situation
 Try to brake your vehicle and DON’T hit the
pedestrian
 You LOSE if y...
Simulation
 Watch the simulation
Simulation Test 2
 Try the Simulation again 3 times
 Have a phone in your hand
 Watch the phone, dial or text during th...
Summary
 What did you learn about distraction?
 What did you learn about distracted driving?
 What did you learn about ...
Texting and Driving….It Can Wait
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State Farm sponsored lesson: "Reaction Time and Distracted Driving" is a PowerPoint for primary and secondary students that discusses reaction time and the connection to distracted driving. Additionally, this lesson illustrates 3 different activities related to distracted driving that can be paired with the PowerPoint.

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  1. 1. Faster Than a Speeding Bullet… Roads, Rails and Race Cars Reaction Time and Distracted Driving
  2. 2. What happens to a speeding bullet?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K3laXJqy8w  What are your observations…?
  3. 3. What caused this accident?  What may have caused this multi car wreck?  Talk to your partner about 3 possible things that may have contributed to the accident.  Have you been in an accident?  Have you seen an accident?
  4. 4. Did you know…  What happens in the first fatal second after a car going 55 mph hits a solid object?
  5. 5.  The front bumper collapses  The grille collapses First 1/10th of a Second 2/10th of a Second  The hood crumbles and strikes the windshield  Spinning rear wheels lift from the ground  Fenders wrap around each other causing the frame to stop  The driver legs stiffen and snap at the knees
  6. 6. 3/10th of a Second  The steering wheel starts to disintegrate  The steering column aims for the driver’s chest 4/10th of a Second  Two feet of the car’s front end is wrecked  Rear end of the car is still moving at 35 mph  Driver’s body is moving 55 mph
  7. 7.  Driver and passenger can experience serious injury 5/10th of a Second 6/10th of a Second  Driver and passengers can continue to sustain serious injury  Brake pedal breaks off  Car frame buckles in the middle  Spinning rear wheels fall back to the ground
  8. 8. 7/10th of a Second  Hinges rip loose all over the car  Doors open Last 3/10th of the Second  Drivers and/or passengers may have died from their Injuries
  9. 9. What can prevent an accident?  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.
  10. 10. Objectives of Today’s Lesson: Understand reaction time Measure reaction time Record appropriate data Analyze data Compare your reaction time to other situations FOOD FOR THOUGHT… How is reaction time related to distracted driving?
  11. 11. Image courtesy of iStockphoto Reaction time  Reaction time is a time interval  Gun firing = stimulus  Runner movement = response  Time interval = how long does it take a runner to start after the gun
  12. 12. Where is reaction time important?  Sports: Softball, Baseball, Football, Gymnastics  Games: Cards, Board games, Activities  Video Games  Physical Activity Tests  Driving
  13. 13. Let’s Test Your Reaction Time  Get into a Team of 2  Test 3 times for each hand  Record your results on lab paper  Determine averages
  14. 14. What about Computer Skills?  With your partner test out the computer activity  Record your times in the data table  Is your time the same or different?  If different, why is your time not the same as the ruler test?  Try the second Computer Test  Is it the same or different from the other computer test?
  15. 15. Simulation Test 1  Let’s try a driving situation  Try to brake your vehicle and DON’T hit the pedestrian  You LOSE if you see the shatter screen  You WIN if you brake before the shatter screen appears  Watch each video 3 times  Record your results
  16. 16. Simulation  Watch the simulation
  17. 17. Simulation Test 2  Try the Simulation again 3 times  Have a phone in your hand  Watch the phone, dial or text during the simulation  Record your results…can you stop in time?
  18. 18. Summary  What did you learn about distraction?  What did you learn about distracted driving?  What did you learn about your “speeding bullet?”  What is the message?
  19. 19. Texting and Driving….It Can Wait

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