Presentation on theme: "Many people can hear bad news on a cell-phone while driving and wreck. Talking on a cell-phone while driving makes a person four times more likely to."— Presentation transcript:
Many people can hear bad news on a cell-phone while driving and wreck. Talking on a cell-phone while driving makes a person four times more likely to be in a crash.
Makes more of a danger not only to themselves but everyone else in their path. The issue of a driver distraction is being brought to the publics attention due to studies that review the dangers of using cell- phones while driving.
In 1995, 13 percent of the U.S. population owned a cell-phone today's population rates are over 80 percent.
Behavioral studies have shown that talking on a cell-phone diverts the drivers attention and disrupts drivers performance. Listening comprehension tasks drew from mental resources away from driving and produced a deterioration in driving performance.
Anything that distracts from the full time job of driving puts them and others at risk. Texting while driving is even more insidious compromising not only ones mental workload, but requiring many more glances away from the road.
Causes 6 percent crashes which equates to 636,000 crashes 330,000 injuries 12,000 serious injuries and 2600 deaths each year.
Some opponents say cell- phone bans are simply not enforceable. Wireless Industry experts say that a national ban on cell- phones will have a negative affect on drivers.
Minimizing the risk is a key to safety on the roads. Cell-phone use while driving as one of Americans most urgent traffic safety issues.
You should pull over if using cell-phone. Use your phone before or after arriving to your destination
When you're on a call even if both hands are on the wheel your head is in the call, and not on driving. It’s the cell-phone conversation that diverts peoples attention from the road.
The annual financial toll of a cell-phone related crashes is $43 billion.
Cell-phone users drive slower pass less often and take longer to get to there destination. Compared with undistracted drivers those who use a cell- phone drove an average 2 miles per hour slower.
Such as hands-free devices don’t make cell phone calls while driving