Presentation on theme: "Driving Distractions A one second delay in hazard"— Presentation transcript:
1Driving Distractions A one second delay in hazard WHILE THINKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY…DrivingDistractionsA one second delay in hazardrecognition could resultin a rear end collisionOn-board navigation systemsHow should a driver properly use this technology?- pull over and stop...or have a passenger helpIt engages the mind to concentrate on the task…which keepsthe eyes away from the road for longer stretches of time…even some of the innovations designed to help us can be a serious distraction
2DrivingDistractionsOne of the greatest distractions is the improper use of the cell phoneSome research has indicated that drivers are four times more likely to have collisions while using cellular phones.Why do you think is it more dangerous than just listening to the radio?Listening to the radio is usually a passive background noise we get used to…while talking to another person requires a concentrated active participation.
3Driving Distractions Many drivers in various surveys have admitted to: - having drifted into another lane- cutting people off- tailgating others- not noticing traffic lights changing- nearly hitting other vehiclesHave you ever noticed anyone distracted while using their cell phone?Have you ever known anyone who was involved in an accident?
5What are some safe cell phone practices for vehicle usage ??? DrivingDistractionsWhat are some safe cell phone practices for vehicle usage ???Safe cell phone practices:Never dial the phone or take notes while driving…make calls only when parked or give a passenger permission to dial a callIf the phone rings (especially in a demanding driving situation), let voice mail take the call…listen to message after pulling overIf you must answer the call, tell the caller that you are driving, keep the conversation brief or suspend it until you can pull overHands free phones are preferable…place the phone in a location easy to see and reach…be familiar with the phone’s featuresAvoid stressful or emotional conversations…pay attention to the road and the traffic situation, not the phone call
6number…this often will take your eyes off the road Even more distractingis attempting to dial anumber…this often willtake your eyes off the roadfor a couple of seconds
7number…this often will take your eyes off the road Even more distractingis attempting to dial anumber…this often willtake your eyes off the roadfor a couple of secondsJack, this is Al, mind if I call you back?
8Driving Distractions What could this bad habit lead to? 1 of 4 women put on makeup or style their hair while drivingWhen should you do these things?either before leavingafter you stop at your destinationIn Motion magazine, a General Motors publication
9Driving Distractions . . . let's consider other people distractions What could this bad habit lead to?1 of 4 women put on makeup or style their hair while drivingWhen should you do these things?either before leavingafter you stop at your destinationThis may seem extreme…but it does happen…can you think of other weird distracting behaviors?let's consider other people distractions
10Driving Distractions Let's consider another people distraction This may seem extreme…but it does happen…can you think of other weird distracting behaviors?
11Driving Distractions Passengers in your own car: - talking with you As the driver, youare in charge.If passengers aredistracting, tell themto stop or youwill pull over.DrivingDistractionsThis kid alsoneeds a seatbelt!Passengers in your own car:- talking with youcomplaining/arguing with youcrowding the driverIn what ways could this situation be distracting?Save this for a better timeAgain, these type of situations require you to keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and your mind on your drivingWhat do you think is the number one distraction for parents?
12DrivingDistractions#1 distraction for parents CHILDRENBe sure they are belted inGive them books, hand held games, things to look for along the roadTraffic gamesWatch TV or tapesWhat are some ways children can distract the driver?They cry, scream, fight, moan and complain…Often the result is turning around in an attempt to quiet them down with some verbal response…What are some ways of preventing child distractions in the car?What did your mother say or do?
13Driving Distractions What could be the result of this distraction? Another common inside distractionReaching for thingsWhat could be the result of this distraction?vehicle drifting into parked car on the rightEven worse…reaching for somethingon the floor… never do this!Again, these type of situations require you to keep your eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and your mind on your driving
14Driving Distractions Dashboard distractions One final inside distraction…Dashboard distractionsLooking too long at gauges and dials could cause you to miss important traffic infoIt can be especially distracting if your fuel gauge is almost emptyIt’s best not to glance down at your dashboard for more than ____secondone
15Let’s now consider one last source of distractions… DrivingDistractionsLet’s now consider one last source of distractions…
16All thoughts diverting your mind away from the driving task are unsafe DistractionsThe distractions in our mind…like that fuel gauge getting close to empty on a lonely highway, there are many things that can flood our minds distracting usWorriesThinking about problemsDisturbing news reports on radioNeeding to use the rest roomWhat are commondistracting thoughtsfor teen drivers?An exciting sporting event on the radioAll thoughts diverting your mind awayfrom the driving task are unsafe
18Distractions could also be mechanical or cognitive SUMMARY:Basically there are three types:Those outside the vehicleThose inside the vehicleThose inside our mind(unrelated to driving)Distractions could also beclassified as visual,mechanical or cognitiveEat atAl’sOne more time…be careful to keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your mind on your driving!
19End of Driving Distractions Quiz time…how much do you remember?
2030 True minds True collision friends Driving Distractions - Review Questions1. It is estimated that driver distraction is the cause inat least _____% of vehicle crashes.30True or False: A distraction is anything that draws themind away in another direction.True3. The 3 types of distractions are: those outside the vehicle,inside the vehicle, and those inside our ________.mindsTrue or False: Different things distract different people.Driving distractions in your life willprobably change as you get older.True5. Seeing people along the roadway is often a major distraction.Taking your eyes off the driving task could lead to a trafficlaw violation or worse, a _______________.collision6. Distractions that are especially dangerous with young driversis seeing their __________ and wanting to be noticed by them.friends
21True eyes mind following pull over and stop concentrate six moving 7. True or False: Concerning roadside advertisements,if the traffic scene is not demanding, (no potential hazards ahead)it may be safe to briefly glance at them.True8. In busy urban areas, roadside advertisements can definitelydistract you. In these situations it’s best to keep your _____on the road and your ______ on your driving.eyesmind9. Traffic jams and accidents present another type of distraction.Because you are moving more slowly your level ofconcentration may decrease. Compensate for this by keepinga greater _________distance from the vehicle in front of you.followingWhat should you do if you want to enjoy a beautiful sunsetor breath-taking scene as you are driving?_______________________.pull over and stop11. Listening to very loud music can reduce your abilityto _________________ on the driving task as well as distractother drivers hearing the excessive volume.concentrate12. It is _____ times more likely you’ll get into collision insertinga CD than just looking at the speedometer or fuel gauge.Don’t attempt to do this while the car is ___________.sixmoving
22visual drift rear end collision pull over & stop 4 active voice mail 13. Eating food and drinking beverages is often both amechanical and a ___________distraction. At higherspeeds, looking away from the road to get your drinkcan cause the car to significantly __________.visualdriftReading a map or newspaper while driving is very dangerousbecause even a one second delay in seeing a hazardahead could result in a _______________________.rear end collision15. If you have onboard navigation its best to have a passengerstudy it or if driving by yourself it is safest to _____________.pull over & stop16. Some research has concluded that drivers are ____times more likely to have a collision while using cellular phones.417. Listening to the radio is usually a passive background noise weget use to…but talking on a cell phone requires an _________participation reducing our concentration on the driving task.active18. If the cell phone rings in a demanding driving situation,its best to allow the _________ ________to take the call.You can then call back later.voice mail19.True or False: Never dial the phone or take notes while driving.If you must answer a call, tell the caller you are driving. Keepthe conversation brief or suspend it until you can pull over.True
23pull over and stop True never one True eyes hands mind 20. As the driver, you are in charge. Tell distracting passengersto stop what they are doing or you will ____________________.pull over and stop21. True or False: The number one distraction for parents is children. Being prepared ahead of time with something to occupy their attention will minimize distractions.True22. If something falls on the floor while driving ________reach down and attempt to pick it up.never23. Dashboard distractions can also cause problems.It’s best not to glance down at the dashboard formore than ______second.one24. True or False: An exciting sporting event on the radiocan be a driving distraction.True25. One more time…Be careful to keep your ______on the road,your ________ on the wheel, and your ______ on your driving!eyeshandsmind