Why do people text and drive? Photo by OregonDOT Why do we text and drive? By Jessica Fishbein FILM 315
<ul><li>We are taught the dangers of texting while driving… </li></ul>
Photo by Kentucky Country Day
Photo by Kaysha … yet we do it anyways
Photo by Rozi81 Texting is an  integral part of our lives
Photo by Joi Photo by AnnieGreenSprings Photo by ShockinglyTasty Photo by Ollie Crafoord In 2009, Canadians sent 35.3 bill...
<ul><li>Canadians are also prone to drive with distractions. </li></ul>
Photo by stevendamron In Vancouver, 1,500 people have been fined $167 for distracted driving so far this year.  In 2010, a...
<ul><li>Insert scary car crash picture </li></ul>Photo by poka 0059 88% of drivers   surveyed in an AllState Canada study ...
<ul><li>… yet nearly   3 Canadian drivers out of 4   admit to   driving distracted. </li></ul>Source: Allstate Canada 2010...
We are aware of the dangers and know there are legal consequences… Photo by jessiejacobson
<ul><li>So what will actually  STOP   </li></ul><ul><li>people from texting and driving? </li></ul>
<ul><li>There are now apps like   txtBlocker  and  PhoneGuard Drive Safe  to stop texting and driving… </li></ul>Photo by ...
<ul><li>… but ultimately, </li></ul><ul><li>the decision to not text and drive is   </li></ul><ul><li>up to YOU. </li></ul>
It is more than just a pet peeve. Photo by droopydog_500
<ul><li>So what is more important… </li></ul>
Getting that text out as soon as possible… Photo by alphabug26
<ul><li>… or saving a life? </li></ul>
Photo by Glen Edelson
<ul><li>80% of collisions   are caused by   distracted driving. </li></ul>Source: Allstate Canada 2010 study of 1605 Canad...
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Why are there so many preventable accidents and deaths caused by texting and driving? Investigating why people today are so reluctant to give up this dangerous behaviour.

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    1. 1. Why do people text and drive? Photo by OregonDOT Why do we text and drive? By Jessica Fishbein FILM 315
    2. 2. <ul><li>We are taught the dangers of texting while driving… </li></ul>
    3. 3. Photo by Kentucky Country Day
    4. 4. Photo by Kaysha … yet we do it anyways
    5. 5. Photo by Rozi81 Texting is an integral part of our lives
    6. 6. Photo by Joi Photo by AnnieGreenSprings Photo by ShockinglyTasty Photo by Ollie Crafoord In 2009, Canadians sent 35.3 billion peer-to-peer text messages. Source: “ Does texting while driving make sense to you?” Andrew Clark, The Globe and Mail
    7. 7. <ul><li>Canadians are also prone to drive with distractions. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Photo by stevendamron In Vancouver, 1,500 people have been fined $167 for distracted driving so far this year. In 2010, almost 17,000 drivers were charged in Toronto. Source: “ Does texting while driving make sense to you?” Andrew Clark, The Globe and Mail
    9. 9. <ul><li>Insert scary car crash picture </li></ul>Photo by poka 0059 88% of drivers surveyed in an AllState Canada study said they had a negative perception of texting while driving…
    10. 10. <ul><li>… yet nearly 3 Canadian drivers out of 4 admit to driving distracted. </li></ul>Source: Allstate Canada 2010 study of 1605 Canadian adults.
    11. 11. We are aware of the dangers and know there are legal consequences… Photo by jessiejacobson
    12. 12. <ul><li>So what will actually STOP </li></ul><ul><li>people from texting and driving? </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>There are now apps like txtBlocker and PhoneGuard Drive Safe to stop texting and driving… </li></ul>Photo by barry_egan
    14. 14. <ul><li>… but ultimately, </li></ul><ul><li>the decision to not text and drive is </li></ul><ul><li>up to YOU. </li></ul>
    15. 15. It is more than just a pet peeve. Photo by droopydog_500
    16. 16. <ul><li>So what is more important… </li></ul>
    17. 17. Getting that text out as soon as possible… Photo by alphabug26
    18. 18. <ul><li>… or saving a life? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Photo by Glen Edelson
    20. 20. <ul><li>80% of collisions are caused by distracted driving. </li></ul>Source: Allstate Canada 2010 study of 1605 Canadian adults.

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