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       CNIT 321 – Distracted Driving
What is distracted driving?
   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

   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 crashing.
   While all distractions can endanger drivers’ safety,
    texting is the most alarming because it involves all three
    types of distraction.
Other distractions while driving
   Using a cell phone
   Eating and drinking
   Talking to passengers
   Grooming
   Reading, including maps
   Using a PDA or navigation system
   Watching a video
   Changing the radio station, CD, or Mp3 player.
Research on distracted driving reveals some
surprising facts

   20 percent of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of
    distracted driving. (NHTSA).

   Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashed, 995
    involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18% of
    fatalities in distraction-related crashes). (NHTSA)

   In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and
    an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor
    vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved
    distracted driving. (FARS and GES)
Research on distracted driving reveals some
surprising facts
   The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted
    drivers was the under-20 age group – 16 percent of all
    drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were
    reported to have been distracted while driving. (NHTSA)

   Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to
    get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Source:
    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

   Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s hand-held or
    hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a
    blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent.
    (Source: University of Utah)
State Laws on Distracted Driving

   http://www.distraction.gov/state-laws/index.html

   Indiana laws
     Ban  on all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for
      novice drivers (Primary law)
     Ban on texting for novice drivers (Primary law)

     Note: Indiana defines novice drivers as all drivers under
      the age of 18.
REAL EXAMPLES OF WHAT
CAN HAPPEN!!




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Background Information

A Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph.
The VW driver was talking on a new cell phone when she pulled out from a side
street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The riders reaction time was not
sufficient enough to avoid this accident.

The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with
them. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and
landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be new drivers, or new motorcycle owners
AND ESPECIALLY EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO HAS A CELL PHONE!!!!!
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Save a life...Stop talking on Cell phones and Texting while trying to drive.
The life you save may be your own..... or mine….or someone you love
Talking or Texting while Driving
   Her last call was from a new cell phone...
    Do you see the motorcycle?
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
Another story of texting & driving
    This guy was texting a friend when he crossed the
     center line!!!!

    A CAR (0) vs. A SEMI-TRACTOR TRAILER (1)

    'How to Make a Trooper Cry'
     WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BE TEXTING OR USING
     YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING?
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
Talking or Texting while Driving
    For more information
   Article from USA Today
       http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-01-17-
        1Adistracted17_ST_N.htm
   Video – Faces of distracted driving
       http://www.usatoday.com/video/index.htm#/Great%20Hang%2
        0Up%3A%20Faces%20of%20Distracted%20Driving/67959806
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   U.S. Department of Transportation – Information about
    distracted driving
       http://www.distraction.gov/index.html
   No Phone Zone – Sign the Pledge
       http://www.oprah.com/packages/no-phone-zone.html