To understand what distracted driving is we look towards DMV.org which states distracted driving means not fully paying atention to the road. According to Florida highway saftey and motor vehicles We have 3 categories to work with.
— Visual meaning taking your eyes off the road
— Manual Taking your hands off the wheel
–Cognitive Thiniking about ANYTHING other than Driving.
Note texting requires all three of these to violate
Whats the reality ??
according to AAA Distracted driving was a major contributor to crashes accounting for 4000 crashes
according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. 9 people in the U.S. are killed each day as a result of crashes involving a distracted driver,
Driver inattention or distraction was listed as a factor in 19.1 percent of all crashes in New York in 2014. The same year, distraction was a factor in 10.4 percent of all fatal crashes. Distraction contributed to almost a quarter of crashes which resulted in personal injury.
in NY alone Distraction was a factor in 24.9 percent of collisions with pedestrians in 2014 and contributed to 47 of the 269 fatal collisions.
Refocus stats are boring
Earlier you were asked to think of 3 things that you consider to be distracted driving
How many of the following do you do in a tripdriving one direction
How can we fix this (Solution)
Avoid intense, complicated or emotional conversations when driving.
Program your GPS prior to starting your trip.
Allow plenty of time for your trip.
Ask a passenger to place a call for you and, if possible, speak in your place.
Pull over to care for children.
Stop to eat or drink, rather than trying to eat or drink while driving.
How do Audience Benefit ?
Saftey for self, loved ones, other people
not having to “be that person” holding up the green light, driving super slow and swaying within the lane,
SAVE Money as its illegal in Florida according to Florida highway saftey and motor vehicles
Call to Action and close
implement solutions on next time you drive and note behavior and dont be afraid to call someone out on texting and driving
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Put It Down: Focus on Driving. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.flhsmv.gov/safety-center/driving-safety/distracted-driving/Links to an external site.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. (2019, March 1). New York Distracted Driving Statistics. Retrieved from https://www.fightingforyou.com/resource-center/articles/new-york-distracted-driving-statistics/Links to an external site.