Distracted driving

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Distracted driving

  1. 2. Why do we text and drive? Flickr: mr. Jasonweaver
  2. 3. We know the risks… Flickr: Dno1967b
  3. 4. … but choose to ignore them Flickr: fdecomite
  4. 5. Increasing Trend in texting Flickr: Ilamont.com
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ In the first 3 months of 2010, 1.475 trillion messages were sent worldwide” source: Sybase Blog/Informa Telecoms and media </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>“ By the end of 2010 6.5 trillion messages will have been sent” source: Sybase Blog/Informa Telecoms and media </li></ul>
  7. 8. Now the law is involved Flickr: woodleywonderworks
  8. 9. Flickr: Oscaron
  9. 10. <ul><li>“ In 2010, 17,000 drivers were charged in Toronto [for distracted driving]” source: “Does Texting While Driving Make Sense?, Globe and Mail </li></ul>Flickr: robennals
  10. 11. <ul><li>…distracted driving kills . Thirty five people were killed on highways in Ontario last year as a result of distracted driving.&quot; Source OPP Const. Peter Leon, The Barrie Examiner </li></ul>
  11. 12. Apps can be used to stop intexticated driving <ul><li>- txtBlocker </li></ul><ul><li>PhoneGuard Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul>Flickr: Tony Buser
  12. 13. How effective are they?
  13. 14. <ul><li>Eating, applying </li></ul><ul><li>makeup among </li></ul><ul><li>others </li></ul>Texting not only distraction Flickr: ceiling
  14. 15. Flickr: Mike “Dakinewawavamon” Kline
  15. 16. Are fines and app’s enough to control texting while in the car?
  16. 17. <ul><li>“some drivers still feel they are above the law and continue to put others at risk.” Source OPP Const. Peter Leon, The Barrie Examiner </li></ul>

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