Texts lead to Wrecks

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The Dangers of Texting and Driving... Will you answer your next text/phone call?

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Texts lead to Wrecks

  1. 1. Texts lead to wrecks<br />Image by Dickson@flickr<br />Texting while driving: a dangerous epidemic<br />
  2. 2. From February to December in 2010 45,975 tickets were handed out to Ontario drivers who were distracted while operating motor vehicles.<br /> July 1 2008 Quebec banned the use of hand-held cell phone devices while driving: 93, 845 tickets have been issued since then. <br />Image by Slaup<br />
  3. 3. In a recent survey done by TNS Canadian Facts drivers were dividedover whether or not cell phone use should be outlawed while driving. <br />67 %<br />Stated that the outlawing would not be obeyed by drivers <br />42 % Opposed to banning phone use while driving<br />Image by Insight Imaging: John A Ryan Photography<br />
  4. 4. Q:<br />Are you in support of the ACTIVE LAWS against hand held use of cell phones while driving? <br />Image by tswarts<br />
  5. 5. There is a clear divide between generations…<br />58 %of elderly population believe that all forms of cell phone use should be ban while driving.<br />While only 28% of the young population <br />
  6. 6. Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that…<br />….texting while driving was even MORE dangerous than being under the influence or alcohol. Increasing your risk of having an accident by seven.<br />Image by Gizzypooh<br />
  7. 7. A study Conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that text messaging keeps a driver’s eye off of the road for 4.6 seconds over a six-second period.<br />They also found that texting was 23xmore dangerous than non-distracted driving. <br />According to the New York Times drivers typically look at their hand held devices, at highway speeds, long enough to cover a football field.<br />Image by Joe Dunckley<br />
  8. 8. Recklessness has caused numerouscar accidents and DEATHS related incidents in the driving age group of 16-20, the largest texting demographics.<br />Image by OregonDOT<br />
  9. 9. Q:<br />How would you feel if you noticed your bus driver using their mobile device while driving?<br />Image by JHop<br />
  10. 10. CBC News Canada reports The Toronto Transit Commission has fired THREE bus drivers for using mobile devices while operating transit vehicles. <br />Image by Clifford Howard<br />
  11. 11. The Allstate Foundations recent survey report that texting while driving is the biggest distraction behind the wheel for American teens.<br />82% of teens report using cell phones while driving<br />23% admit to drinking and driving<br />
  12. 12. According to data collected by the Insurance Institute Highway Safety, more teenagers die on May 20ththan any other days of the year.<br />May 20th, over the past five years, has claimed 63% more lives than any average day<br />Prom and graduation season…almost summer vacation… celebrations and late nights.<br />Image by Onkel wart<br />
  13. 13. Q:<br />Do you feel SAFEdriving with friends?<br /> Would you speak up?<br />Image by Bruce Berrien<br />
  14. 14. Allstate found…. <br />…that 77 %of teens admit feeling unsafe with another teen’s driving<br />BUT…<br />BUT…<br />Only59% of teens will speak up<br />Image by jk5854<br />
  15. 15. Q:<br />Are you willing to accept the consequences?<br />Up to $500 dollars in fines…<br />… 90 days in jail…<br />Image by State Records NSW<br />
  16. 16. …or even worse, death.<br />500,000people are injured and 6,000are killed each year due to talking, texting and email behind the wheel.<br />Image by Kodama<br />
  17. 17. Q:<br />Did you know that if a driver is…?<br />Unimpaired<br />-0.54 seconds to brake<br />Legally Drunk<br />-Add 4 feet to brake<br />Sending a Text<br />-Add 70 feet to brake<br />Reading an E-Mail<br />-Add 36 feet to brake<br />Image by Randall Richards<br />Data provided by Car and Driver Magazine<br />
  18. 18. When texting while driving your ability to steer is reduced by 91% <br />Image by Robert S. Donovan<br />
  19. 19. The Simple Solution…<br />It’s Not Worth The Risk…<br />Avoid Distractions..<br /> Turn Off your phones… <br />It CANhappen to you.<br />Image by Jean WichinoskiFotografia<br />
  20. 20. Credits<br /> All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share and sourced from flickr.<br />Imagine by Beadmobile<br />

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