Presentation on theme: "Driver Distractions 3,328 deaths were caused by distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving is….. Any activity that diverts a persons attention away."— Presentation transcript:
Driver Distractions 3,328 deaths were caused by distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving is….. Any activity that diverts a persons attention away from the primary task of driving. Impacts the driver, passengers and a bystanders safety. PSA
Driver Distractions Q1. The three types of distracted driving are manual, visual, and ________. A. Physical B. Cognitive C. Supernatural D. None of the above Answer – B The Governors Highway Safety Association classifies distracted driving as follows: Visual: Taking your eyes off the road Manual: Manipulating or controlling something other than the wheel. Taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive: Taking your mind off driving
Q2. Which of the following actions, when performed while driving, is considered distracted driving? A. Texting B. Talking on the phone C. Adjusting the radio D. Thinking about a family problem E. All of the above Answer – E The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distraction as a type of inattentiveness that happens when the driver’s attention is diverted. Inattentiveness in a driver can be distractions such as adjusting the radio, or cognitive activities like thinking about personal, family, or financial problems.
Driver Distractions Inside the Vehicle 1. Eating & Drinking 2. Grooming & Make up
3. Other occupants in the vehicle 4. Reading Driver Distractions Inside the Vehicle
6. Playing with GPS, CD player or radio. 5. Watching a video
Driver Distractions Inside the Vehicle 7. Cell Phones & Smartphones Dialing & Answering a Call Talking Surfing the Internet Social Media sites
8. TEXTING Q3. If you text while driving, you are _____ times more likely to have an accident. A. 5B. 10 C. 15D. More than 20 Answer = D 23 According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, you are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident if you are texting and driving. http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=dht-Vy25jPs 4.6 seconds Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. 55 mph blind. That is the equivalent of driving 55 mph the length of an entire football field…..blind.
Driver Distractions Outside the vehicle Swerving into your lane Changing lanes Traffic slowed or stopped Emergency vehicles Bright vehicle lights 1. Vehicles
2. People Driver Distractions outside the vehicle People in roadway (child, crowd, playground) People on sidewalk/shoulder Police Officer directing traffic Bicyclist
Driver Distractions outside the vehicle Road construction Accidents Vision obstructed Animal in roadway (deer, dog, etc.) 3. Roadway obstacles
Driver Distractions outside the vehicle 4. The Environment Sunrise, Sunset Billboards and signs
Which of the following age groups has the highest number of distracted drivers? A. Teenagers B. Drivers in their 20’s C. Drivers in their 30’s D. Senior citizens Answer – A Distraction.gov states that drivers under the age of 20 years are the greatest distracted drivers. 16% of all drivers 20 years old and below who are involved in fatal crashes were distracted while driving.
For which age group does being distracted by a cell phone result in the highest percentage of fatal crashes? A. Teenagers B. Drivers in their 20’s C. Drivers in their 30’s D. Senior citizens Answer – C The 30-39 year-old drivers are the age group most distracted by cell phones. ◦24 percent of the fatal crashes for this group was cell phone distractions The under-20 age group drivers involved in fatal crashes, 22 percent were caused by cell phone distraction.
How many states ban hand-held cell phone use for ALL drivers? A. 14 B. 23 C. 30 D. 44 E. 50 Answer – A Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is banned in 14 states (and D.C.) for ALL drivers (DC, Puerto Rico, Guam & Virgin Island too) For novice drivers, cell phone use in general is restricted in 30 states and D.C.
How many states in the U.S. ban texting while driving for all drivers? A. 39 B. 42 C. 44 D. 50 Answer – A 44 states prohibit text messaging for all drivers. All 44 states, except 4 have it as a primary offense.
Authorities will issue a $100 fine to any driver caught violating this law, although no points will be issued to the license NJ Cell Phone Laws (Effective March 1, 2008) New Jersey law makes using a hand-held communications device a primary offense. “Use” of a wireless phone and any other hand-held communication device includes, talking or listening to another person, texting, or sending and receiving electronic messages.
Bottom Line with Cell Phone 1. NO talking on a hand-held device. 2. NO texting and driving 3. GDL Law- NO using hand held or hands free cell phones or any other electronic devices.
1. At what age was Alex kill? 2. Where was she going at the time of her accident? 3. What advice did her parents give Alex about the road she was on? 4. Why did they give that advice? 5. After the accident, what did her parents have to do because of Alex’s injuries? 6. List 2 effects the loss of Alex has on her family. 7. What was Alex doing at the time of the accident? 8. How Would You Stop It? (3-5 sentences) ◦Write a well structured and thought out conclusion. What can you say to a family member or friend on how the effects of texting and driving impacts you or your community. Alex Brown Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDKOiMSkLxY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDKOiMSkLxY
Texting and Driving Simulation Go to www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/19/technology/20090719- driving-game.html?_r=0 www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/19/technology/20090719- driving-game.html?_r=0 Carefully read “HOW IT WORKS” before you start the game. After you complete your FIRST game, fill out the below about your statistics Your first game STATISTICS 1.How much slower are you when texting? 2. How many more gates did you miss while texting? 3. Did you see the gray lady?