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Are You?. What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her.

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2 What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of an accident. 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 Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.2

3 Distracting Activities  Eating and drinking  Talking to passengers  Putting on makeup  Using a cell phone  Reading, including a navigation system  Watching a video  Changing the radio station, CD, or Mp3 player. Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.3

4 The Washington State Patrol announced that hand held cell phone use while driving and failure to use a hands-free device became a primary traffic offense on July 1, The fine for the violation is $124. RCW Washington State law on cell phone use while driving Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.4 Is it legal to use a navigation program on an cell phone? A: It is as long as it's permanently affixed to their vehicle. If the phone is in a driver's hand while the GPS is being used – the likely scenario for most people – it's against the law, troopers say. People will likely argue what "permanently affixed" means. Bottom line, troopers don't want drivers to be looking at GPS devices in their hand while driving.

5 The Washington State Patrol announced that texting while driving and failure to use a hands-free device became a primary traffic offense on June 10, The fine for the violation is $124. RCW Does using a GPS device violate the texting while driving law? A: RCW states drivers can use a GPS or navigation device if it's "permanently affixed to the vehicle.“ That means if the GPS device is not affixed to the vehicle, driver's can get a $124 ticket. Washington State law on texting while driving Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.5

6 6 Cell Phones - Alternatives and Exceptions Hands Free Alternatives  Bluetooth  Voice-activated and speed dialing  Push-to-Talk devices (radio)  Voice mail and Caller ID answer caller until getting to safe destination Exceptions:  Emergencies – calling law enforcement for assistance  Reporting road hazards to the authorities  Notifying the authorities of erratic driver Before using for emergency, determine if the call can be made safely.

7 Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.7 Videos 7. The Last WordThe Last Word 4. Why Cell Phones are a DistractionWhy Cell Phones are a Distraction 1. Understanding Cognitive DistractionUnderstanding Cognitive Distraction 2. The Myth Behind MultitaskingThe Myth Behind Multitasking 3. Conversation With PassengersConversation With Passengers 5. When Tragedy Hits HomeWhen Tragedy Hits Home 6. A Nurses PerspectiveA Nurses Perspective

8 Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.8 Examples of notices for employees

9 Puzzle page Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.9 Criss-CrossWord Search

10 Thank you for your time and if you have additional questions please contact Rick Means at Retail Association Services; ext18 Copyright Retail Association Services, Inc.10

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