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1 I.M. Doctor My City My State Distracted Driving

2 decidetodrive.org The information in this presentation was provided to the presenter by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and may be modified. Endorsement of this presentation by the AAOS is not implied or inferred.

3 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving  Minimizing distractions while driving

4 decidetodrive.org Orthopaedics  What is orthopaedics? The treatment and health maintenance of musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage and spine)

5 decidetodrive.org What is an Orthopaedic Surgeon?  Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with specialty training to provide musculoskeletal care with:  Medication  Physical therapy  Brace  Exercise  Surgery

6 decidetodrive.org Orthopaedic Education  College4  Medical School4  Internship1  Orthopaedic Residency4  Fellowship (optional)(1)  Two Years Practice2  TOTAL16 YEARS

7 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving

8 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving  Visual  Manual  Cognitive

9 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving  Eating and drinking  Adjusting music  Applying makeup or shaving  Watching videos  Talking on the phone  Texting or ing  Reading magazines or newspapers

10 decidetodrive.org NHTSA Studies Distracted driving results in:  80% of crashes  65% of near crashes Source: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

11 decidetodrive.org NHTSA Studies Distracted driving results in:  6,000 deaths in 2008  500,000 injuries in 2008 Source: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

12 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving Worst offenders  Drivers under the age of 20  Those using hand-held devices (e.g., cell phones, PDAs) Source: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

13 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving  800,000 drivers using cell phones every day  81% of drivers use cell phones Source: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

14 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving  Using a cell phone while driving significantly reduces reaction time  Slower than drunk drivers with a blood-alcohol level of.08 Source: University of Utah

15 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving Texting/ ing  Visual distraction  Manual distraction  Cognitive distraction

16 decidetodrive.org Texting While Driving 23x greater risk of crash or near crash Source: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

17 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving  Restrictions in [city] and [state] Source:

18 decidetodrive.org Productivity Myth Companies with restrictions on cell phones while driving report:  No decrease in productivity  Decrease in crashes and property damage Source: National Safety Council

19 decidetodrive.org Avoiding Distractions  Obey traffic safety rules  Drive defensively

20 decidetodrive.org Avoiding Distractions  Keep vehicle maintained  Wear seat belts  Enforce rules with teenage drivers

21 decidetodrive.org Avoiding Distractions NEVER drink and drive!

22 decidetodrive.org Avoiding Distractions  Don’t talk on the phone Pull over to use the phone Pull over to use the phone Don’t dial while driving Don’t dial while driving

23 decidetodrive.org Avoiding Distractions  NEVER text while driving!  Reduce the temptation—put your phone in the glove compartment

24 decidetodrive.org Texting While Driving Spread the word

25 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving aaos.org/donttext

26 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving

27 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving

28 decidetodrive.org facebook.com/DecidetoDrive.orgtwitter.com/decidetodrive Distracted Driving

29 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving decidetodrive.org

30 Resources American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons orthoinfo.org aaos.org decidetodrive.org aaos.org/donttext ota.org/donttext

31 decidetodrive.org Resources  Orthopaedic Trauma Association ota.org  National Safety Council nsc.org  FocusDriven SM focusdriven.org

32 decidetodrive.org Resources  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nhtsa.gov  U.S. Department of Transportation distraction.gov

33 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving Questions?

34 decidetodrive.org Distracted Driving Keeping you safe So you can stay in the game!


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