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Automobile Accidents


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Automobile Accidents

  1. 1. Automobile Accidents <ul><ul><li>What are the causes? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who do they affect? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we prevent them? </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Don't Let this Happen to You
  3. 3. Proposal <ul><ul><li>Since the leading causes of car accidents prove to be distractions, driver fatigue and drunk driving, stricter enforcement of regulations and a stronger support for habitual improvements will lead to safer roads. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Cell Phone Use While Driving <ul><ul><li>Use of cell phones have a negative effect while driving. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full attention and focus is hindered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to maintain a steady speed is hindered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People that use their cell phones while driving are 4 times as likely to get into a serious car accident. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving while talking on the phone reduces brain activity associated with driving by 37%. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Alcohol's Impact on Driving <ul><ul><li>Alcohol reduces alertness and motor coordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It alters depth perception. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A drunk driver does not accurately know how far other cars or pedestrians are. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol impairs judgement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drunk drivers are mistakenly confident. They don't realize their driving skills are reduced. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Drinks & Alcohol Amounts
  7. 7. Breathalyzer
  8. 8. Symptoms of Driver Fatigue <ul><ul><li>Heavy eyelids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent yawning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drifting vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misjudging traffic situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeling fidgety and irritable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daydreaming </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Driver Fatigue
  10. 10. Driver Fatigue Statistics <ul><ul><li>52% of 107 single-vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks were fatigue-related. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>56,000 sleep related road crashes annually in the United States. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% (about 1 million) of road accidents are sleep related. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Cellular Distraction Plan of Action Save the conversations for when you're safely parked or when you reach your destination.
  12. 12. Driver Fatigue Plan of Action Take a nap before driving. If you're too tired. Ask a trusted person to drive you.
  13. 13. Drunk Driving Plan of Action Don't do it.