Risky Behavior?

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Risky Behavior?

  1. 1. Risky Behavior?<br />Texting&Driving<br />by Abigail Cameron<br />
  2. 2. There are 3 main types of distracted driving…<br />Source: US Department of Transportation, Statistics and Facts about Driving<br />Visual – taking your eyes off the road<br />Manual– taking your hands off the wheel<br />Cognitive – taking your mind off what you’re doing<br />image: ClipArt<br />
  3. 3. image: Andrea Narita - Flickr<br />Texting is the most alarming because it involves all 3types of distraction.<br />Source: US Department of Transportation, Statistics and Facts about Driving<br />
  4. 4. In 2009, 20% of crashes in the United States were reported cases of distracted driving.<br />Source: US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration<br />image: alexbartok - Flickr <br />
  5. 5. image: Siebuhr - Flickr<br />Of those killedin distracted-driving-related crashes, 18% or995involved reports of a cell phone as the distraction. <br />Source: US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration<br />
  6. 6. Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4x as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.<br />Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety<br />image: RiaPereira - Flickr<br />
  7. 7. So…<br />…Why does 81% of the population keep texting while driving? <br />Source: Buzzle.com – Texting while driving statistics<br />image: Magda.indigo - Flickr<br />
  8. 8. MULTITASKING<br />Convenience of texting and driving at the same time – people become oblivious to the danger.<br />Image: ashapiro515 - Flickr<br />
  9. 9. ADDICTION<br />People just CAN’T put the phone DOWN. <br />image: maeva - Flickr<br />
  10. 10. image: vnduan - Flickr<br />OBLIVIOUS<br />People don’t realize how dangerous it is for themselves&others.<br />
  11. 11. image: Hypno Istanbul - Flickr<br />Studies show that texting deteriorates reaction time more then getting behind the wheel drunk…<br />Texting showed a 35% deterioration in reaction time and 91% decrease in steering ability…<br />…while driving drunk only showed a 12% deterioration in reaction time.<br />Source: CBC News<br />
  12. 12. So…If you wouldn’t get behind the wheel drunk…<br />…Then why would you get behind the wheel and text?<br />image: bimma - Flickr<br />
  13. 13. Solution?<br />image: Null Photography - Flickr<br />
  14. 14. FINES<br />Are fines really the positive solution to change the statistics around texting&driving?<br />Image: Amsterd@m - Filckr<br />
  15. 15. image: WestPeak Photography - Flickr<br />In 2011, 1500 people have been fined $167 for distracted driving in Vancouver.<br />Source: The Globe and Male – Does Texting While Driving make sense to you?<br />
  16. 16. In 2010, almost 17,000 drivers were charged $155 in Toronto.<br />Source: The Globe and Male – Does Texting While Driving make sense to you?<br />image: ijustine - Flickr<br />
  17. 17. Image: DanielY - Flickr<br />Even the App campaigns to stop texting while driving in this digital age aren’t helping.<br />Source: The Globe and Male – Does Texting While Driving make sense to you?<br />
  18. 18. WHY?<br />image: misallphoto - Flickr<br />
  19. 19. No one is afraid of being caught!<br />image: Zi - Flickr<br />
  20. 20. image: wbsloan - Flickr<br />Does Texting&Driving make sense to you?<br />
  21. 21. All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from Flickr. <br />image: .David Chu - Flickr<br />

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