Texting and driving is affecting everyone on the roads today and is
responsible for 23% of automobile collisions. Our team hopes
that the solution we have created will change the negative
statistics related to texting and driving.
In America alone, 82% of the population over the age of 16 owns a
cell phone. This can put into perspective of how many people
on the roads, experienced driver or not, creating distraction
from controlling a vehicle.
In the United States, 39 states and D.C., have laws in effect to
prohibit texting and driving while operating a vehicle.
Anti-texting awareness has been put into affect and all around the
globe people have been downloading apps that disable a phone
while driving, driving monitors and even a simple pledge to
avoid texting while driving.
Our teams job was to generate a solution in order to prevent the problem of
global texting and driving.
A mother and her son are in a car and stopped at a red light.
Across the intersection a young teenage boy waits in his car to turn
left in front of the mother and son’s car.
The mother reaches for her phone after receiving a text and all
focus goes to the device. The son continues talking to his mother
even though she isn't listening, and he adds to the chaos by turning
up the radio and flipping through channels. The stoplight for the turn
lane next to their car turns green and the mother begins to press her
foot on accelerator.
Meanwhile the teenage boy who has begun turning is T-boned
by the mother driving her car while texting.
This scenario presents a real-world
representation of how texting and driving can
be a hazard. We hear about basic accidents of
this type in the news all the time, but many
have been more serious causing deadly