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  1. 1. Somin Lee Block C 11/10/10
  2. 2. Introduction • A distraction that pulls a driver’s focus away from the road • “Distracted driving is a menace to society. And it seems to be getting worse every year.” (SIRS Article: Texting While Driving: The New Drunk Driving)
  3. 3. What are the behaviors of distracted driving? • Texting • Talking on a phone • Adjusting radios • Driving with one or more passengers • Going too slow or fast and weaving
  4. 4. What actions have been done to eliminate distracted driving? • Public safety advocates are campaigning against distracted driving • Laws against distracted driving • Maryland law texting while driving starting from October 1st • Thirty states and Washington D.C. have now passed prohibitions on texting while driving • Eleven states have enacted bans on driving while texting
  5. 5. What actions have been done to eliminate distracted driving? • Influential people have talked about dangers of distracted driving. • Oprah Winfrey • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood • Researchers are making surveys on distracted driving • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to convene a distracted driving summit
  6. 6. What are the risk or results of distracted driving? • Many people have died or been injured because of distracted driving • Texting while driving 55 mph is similar to driving the length of a football field
  7. 7. What are the risk or results of distracted driving? • Cell phones, GPS’s and other entertainment devices pull the driver’s eyes and mental focus off the road • The act of talking on a phone is a risk of overload of driver’s cognitive functions
  8. 8. What are some facts of distracted driving? • Drivers take their eyes off the road about 14 times every 30 seconds while texting • 91% Americans think texting while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving • Distracted driving can be as impairing as drunk driving
  9. 9. What are some facts of distracted driving? • Teens gave researchers startling reasons as why they engage in distracted driving behaviors • It takes only a split second • They don’t think they’ll get caught • It makes driving less boring • They are used to being connected all the time
  10. 10. Why are teens more prone to accident involving distracted driving behaviors? • Majority of distracted driving comes from teens • Teens are filled with a sense of invincibility and overconfidence in driving skills • They underestimate the risk that cell phones can do on the highway • Teens are novices at driving
  11. 11. Career • Lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil cases and other legal events, draw up legal documents, advise clients on legal transactions • -salary; entry level: $70,300, average: $136,900, potential: $166,400+ • Trends • -Employment-2006: 85,610, 2016: 90,960 • 6% change • 2,160 job openings
  12. 12. Career • Trends • -Employment in 2006: 85,610, 2016: 90,960 • 6% change • 2,160 job openings • Related careers • Law clerks • Paralegals • Detectives • Criminal Investigator
  13. 13. Career • -advancement • Less than high school diploma: 0.1% • High school diploma of equivalent: 0.5% • Some college, no degree: 0.8% • Associate’s degree: 0.3% • Bachelor’s degree: 2.5% • Master’s: 30% • Doctoral or professional degree: 92.8%
  14. 14. High School Career academies • Future High School: River Hill High School • The career academy that I researched is Career Research & Development • I choose this career academy because I wanted to know more about career research and all the different types of careers
  15. 15. University of Maryland, College Park • University of Maryland is located in College Park • The tuition is $8,416 in-state and $24,831 out- state • The English major programs requires that you take courses English301, Three Group I requirements, and Eight Group II Requirements
  16. 16. Community Service • Volunteering at Howard County Library • Working at a soup kitchen • I did the community service because it is the right thing to do and I like to help out other people
  17. 17. Prior Job Experience • Babysitting • Cashier • Pizza Delivery Achievements/Awards • Honor Roll • Scholar Athlete Award • Fine Arts Award • Student of the Month
  18. 18. Citing • Flickr. N.p., May-June 2008. Web. 13 Nov. 2010. <http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/2516336530_5df49a1b2 2.jpg>. • "Pizzabox01.jpg." Ajanta Impex. N.p., 2010. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. <http://www.ajantaimpex.com/images/pack_material/piz za_boxes/ pizzabox01.jpg>. • "RHHSbluefront.jpg." howardcc.edu. N.p., 2006. Web. 29 Nov. 2010. <http://www.howardcc.edu/bin/r/h/RHHSbluefront.jpg>.

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