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Summer Institute 2012: Distracted Driving

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Mid-America Transportation Center
Summer Institute 2012
Presented by Trooper Price and Trooper Bybee

Published in: Automotive, Business, Technology
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Summer Institute 2012: Distracted Driving

  1. 1. DISTRACTED DRIVING BY Trooper Price Trooper Bybee
  2. 2. DISTRACTED DRIVING  OBJECTIVES  What is distracted driving  3 types of distracted driving  Examples of distracted driving Methods to prevent distracted driving
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  4. 4. ∆Skewer
  5. 5. Cheetah∆
  6. 6. ∆ Jaguar
  7. 7. ∆ Fork
  8. 8. Braking ∆
  9. 9. Seatbelt ∆
  10. 10. ∆Whip
  11. 11. ∆Saturn
  12. 12. Horse∆
  13. 13.  What time did the clocks read on the earlier slides?
  14. 14. Distracted DrivingHave You Been a Distracted Driver? When driving, do you ever? Tune the radio Eat, drink, or smoke Pick something up from the floor or between the seats Read, write Reach for the glove compartment Talk on the cell phone Clean the inside of the windshield Argue with another passenger Comb or brush your hair Break up fights between your kids Put on makeup Put on contact lenses or use eye drops Shave File, clip, or polish your nails?
  15. 15. There are three main types of distraction VISUAL- Taking your eyes off the road MANUAL- Taking your hands off the wheel COGNITIVE- Taking your mind off what you’re doing
  16. 16. VISUAL
  17. 17. VISUAL
  18. 18. MANUAL
  19. 19. MANUAL
  20. 20. COGNITIVE
  21. 21. DISTRACTED DRIVING 2008 20% OF ALL CRASHES INVOLVED SOME TYPE OF DISTRACTION 6000 DEATHS AND ½ MILLION INJURIES DRIVERS UNDER 20 YEARS OLD HAVE HIGHEST NUMBER OF FATAL CRASHES
  22. 22. DISTRACTED DRIVING USE OF HANDHELD DEVICES 4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE IN SERIOUS CRASH CELL PHONE USE = .08 BAC TEXTING WHILE DRIVING HAS THE HIGHEST CRASH RISK OF ALL DISTRACTIONS
  23. 23. DISTRACTED DRIVING DRIVING WHILE USING A CELL PHONE REDUCES THE AMOUNT OF BRAIN ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH DRIVING BY 37%
  24. 24. DISTRACTED DRIVING
  25. 25. THE ODDS OF TRAFFIC SITUATIONS EVENTS = 200 PER MILE DECISIONS = 40 PER MILE MISTAKES = 1 PER MILE NEAR COLLISIONS = 1 PER 500 MILES
  26. 26. DISTRACTED DRIVINGWHAT CAN WE DO??
  27. 27. DISTRACTED DRIVING AVOID TALKING ON YOUR CELL PHONE NEVER MULTI-TASK WHILE DRIVING
  28. 28. DISTRACTED DRIVING DO NOT READ WHILE DRIVING (ie, maps, book etc.) AVOID TAKING YOUR COAT OFF OR CHANGING CLOTHES WHILE DRIVING
  29. 29. DISTRACTED DRIVING PUT MAKE UP ON, COMB HAIR AND SHAVE BEFORE LEAVING YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE AVOID EATING OR DRINKING WHILE DRIVING
  30. 30. DISTRACTED DRIVING KEEP MUSIC AT REASONABLE LEVELS AND DO NOT USE HEAD PHONES WHILE DRIVING AVOID LIGHTING OR PUTTING OUT CIGARETTES WHILE DRIVING
  31. 31. DISTRACTED DRIVING ESTABLISH WORK PLACE POLICIES AGAINST CELL PHONE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USEAGE WHILE DRIVING
  32. 32. DISTRACTED DRIVINGQUESTIONS ????

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