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1 This can hpn 2 u in a blnk of an eye This can hpn 2 u in a blnk of an eye This can hpn 2 u in a blnk of an eye This can hpn 2 u in a blnk of an eye

2 DNT TXT DRV IT CAN WAIT PRESENTED By The Law Offices Of Vincent Ciecka Presenters: Michael Dennin Julia Weber

3 What is a text message? A short electronic message transmitted by a handheld device…such as a PDA or cell phone. A cell phone sends a portable, private and immediate message from anywhere at any time. The cell phone is a powerful tool …. A very good form of communication. A powerful and deadly tool!

4 TEXT ABBREVIATIONS EOLAMLPPL<3 EOLAMLPPL<3 TBHB4N?^EOD TBHB4N?^EOD B4N CWYLTTYLSHKIT B4N CWYLTTYLSHKIT CYAG1QTKMA CYAG1QTKMA DBEYRWTH SOLJK DBEYRWTH SOLJK DKLYMYSYSCWYL DKLYMYSYSCWYL F2F G1 CMUOKBFFILY F2F G1 CMUOKBFFILY GALWRUD831LMK GALWRUD831LMK GR8TMIK9 GR8TMIK9

5 WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING? VISUAL – taking eyes off the road MANUAL – taking hands off the wheel COGNITIVE – taking mind off of what youre doing DRIVING IS A FULL TIME JOB

6 DISTRACTIONS Passengers Passengers Music devices, radios, itunes Music devices, radios, itunes Conversations, singing Conversations, singing Daydreaming Daydreaming Eating - Smoking Eating - Smoking Weather Weather Applying make up Applying make up Adjusting mirrors, temperature Adjusting mirrors, temperature Holding something Holding something Emotions, crying, depression, anger Emotions, crying, depression, anger s s GPS GPS # 1 TEXT MESSAGING

7 GET THE FACTS GET THE FACTS ,454 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers and an estimated 448,000 were injured ,454 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers and an estimated 448,000 were injured % of FATAL crashes involved distracted driving. 20% of INJURIES involved distracted driving % of FATAL crashes involved distracted driving. 20% of INJURIES involved distracted driving. June 2011= 196 BILLION Text messages were sent or received in the US=50% increase from June June 2011= 196 BILLION Text messages were sent or received in the US=50% increase from June TEEN DRIVERS are most likely than any other age group to be involved in a FATAL crash when distracted driving was involved. TEEN DRIVERS are most likely than any other age group to be involved in a FATAL crash when distracted driving was involved. 40% all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in some way. 40% all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in some way.

8 GET THE FACTS Text messaging creates a crash risk 23X greater than driving undistracted. Text messaging creates a crash risk 23X greater than driving undistracted. Any use of a cell phone when driving delays a drivers reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of.08%. Any use of a cell phone when driving delays a drivers reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of.08%. Driving while using a cell phone REDUCES the amount of BRAIN ACTIVITY associated w/driving by 37%. Driving while using a cell phone REDUCES the amount of BRAIN ACTIVITY associated w/driving by 37%. These are not the facts for How do you think the increase of crashes involving death or injury has impacted the lives of the people in the USA recently? These are not the facts for How do you think the increase of crashes involving death or injury has impacted the lives of the people in the USA recently?

9 Statistics NJ State Police reported that 24 people were killed in accidents blamed on cell phone related crashes between ,000 tickets were issued between that time and 5,500 accidents were related to cell phone usage between 2009 and 2010 Police reported an 18% increase in collision fatalities in 2011s first quarter

10 NJ LAWS DISTRACTING DRIVING DISTRACTING DRIVING____________________________________ Provisional licensee –prohibited from using any kind of electronic device Provisional licensee –prohibited from using any kind of electronic device ANY NEW JERSEY DRIVER ANY NEW JERSEY DRIVER ____________________________________ ____________________________________ First offense is a fine $100 or more First offense is a fine $100 or more Second offense in a 10 yr span would bring a fine of $400 or more Second offense in a 10 yr span would bring a fine of $400 or more Third offense $600 plus a 90 day license suspension Third offense $600 plus a 90 day license suspension Graduated penalties depend on the situation Graduated penalties depend on the situation Death by auto = jail time Death by auto = jail time

11 THEIR DASH Mainland High School Linwood, NJ August 2011 August Casey Brenner 17 Casey Brenner 16 Edgar Bozzi 16 Edgar Bozzi 15 Dean Khourty 15 Dean Khourty 16 Nicolas Conner 16 Nicolas Conner

12 PREVENTION OF DRIVING ACCIDENTS TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF DONT ANSWER CALLS/TEXTS DONT ANSWER CALLS/TEXTS DONT MAKE CALLS/TEXTS DONT MAKE CALLS/TEXTS KEEP FOCUSED ON DRIVING KEEP FOCUSED ON DRIVING NO DISTRACTIONS NO DISTRACTIONS PULL OFF THE ROAD PULL OFF THE ROAD

13 It Can Wait It Can Wait It Can Wait It Can Wait Always remember what you pledged to do at the beginning of this presentation Always remember what you pledged to do at the beginning of this presentation

14 The Toni Donato-Bolis and Baby RJ Foundation Contact Information *In Loving Memory of Toni and Baby Ryan *The Toni Donato Bolis and Baby RJ Foundation *Law Office of Vincent J. Ciecka Thank you for driving safely


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