Distracted Driving Is driving while Driving Distracted engaged in anyactivity driving while engaged indivertfrom persons could divert persons attention away a Is that acould any activity that attention away from the primary the primary task of driving. task of driving. (SOURCE: Distraction.gov / NHTSA) (SOURCE: Distraction.gov / NHTSA)
Types of Distracted Driving
THERE ARETHREE MAIN TYPESOF DISTRACTION· Manual· Visual· Cognitive
Distracted Bus Driver
Visual (Example)(GRX– Bus Driver showing visual distraction)
Who Drives Like This?!
I Drove Distracted
Why Do We Use ourCell Phones for Calling or Texting While Driving?
Example of“Cognitive Distraction ”
What is legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content while driving: .02 Errrnt!!! .08 .00 ZERO NADA NIX .10 NINE FRANKENSTEIN .25
How does using a cell phone whiledriving compare to alcohol in terms ofdelaying reaction time?Someone whos drunk at a 0.08 blood alcohol level has a 4 times crash increase.So talking on a cell phone is about the same as driving drunk—When youretext messaging, the crash risk goes up to 8 times.
TEXTING TAKESYOUR EYES OFF THEROADFOR 4.6 SECONDS.How far will you travel at 55miles per hour in 5 seconds?
Producer Alex Emmons for the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety 2011
What can happen whenyou are not driving but text or call someone who is driving?
Who is responsible for her death?
It can be scary being in a car with a distracted driver.
Speak Up Or Else: Ad Council for Distracted Driving speakuporelse.com
Speaking UpFor Your Safety
Speaking UpFor Your Friends
Casey Feldman, 21
What can you and yourfamily do to drive safer?
YES I CAN Pull over to safe location before making/receiving calls/texts. Deputize my passenger to make/receive calls/texts while I am driving. Wait until I have finished driving to eat. Wait until I am finished driving to adjust music— change CD’s, scroll through iPod or iPhone or similar device.
YES I CAN Put make up on before I start to drive or wait until I am finished to reach for objects in the back seat. Wait to text/call others until they have finished driving. Ask my driver to drive safer if I am a passenger in their car. Be a driver who cares about the safety of others and is not selfish.
Stay Informed. Educate Others. Do YOUR part to help put an end to Distracted Driving.