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1 Samantha Butler

2 Texting while driving BAD IDEA!!!

3 Law on texting while driving discription On November 1 st 2009 a law was passed making it illegal to use portable electronic devices when driving. » This includes texting. About 25% of all accidents have been due to distractions such as cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) The fine can be up to $150

4 Law on texting while driving You cant be pulled over for just texting They have the right to ask for your phone and look at last text – Not giving up phone is cause for them to arrest you. In New York texting and driving is a primary offense

5 STATISTICS!! In 2008 more then 6,000 people were killed due to use of cell phones More then 500,000 were seriously injured Car crashes is the number 1 cause of death for people ages Majority of crashes happen in the first 6 months of driving The cost to New York State from young driver crashes: estimated $1.16 billion. More than ten million drivers in the United States are using cell phones

6 graduated driver licensing (GDL) provisions of the Vehicle and Traffic Law This law wont allow any one with a junior license to: Use hand-held and hands- free mobile phones, laptops or blackberry's Makes the driving hours from 20 to must be at night Also can only have one other passenger under 21 that isn't a family member

7 Loophole Text'nDrive is an app for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones – This app reads aloud texts/ s as they come to your phone so you don’t have to look at your phone to reply App for smart phone that tells where police are hiding (within 5 mile radius) and cameras DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE

8 Distracter avoiders ZoomSafer – App for phone that blocks incoming texts, s as your driving and sends a message back to the person who texted you that your driving IZUP – App for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices that people can install in kids phones that wont allow texts, call, or s to be send if there car is going over 5mph. – Password protected, sends notice to account holder if tampered with – Allows all access to 911 and 3 select safety numbers

9 Works cited df df driving-apps driving-apps ban-on-texting-while-driving-is-now-in-effect ban-on-texting-while-driving-is-now-in-effect html html Pictures from Google images!

10 Video on texting while driving


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