Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHTzjSgPDt8. Grace Crivello Tyeshia Garrettson Darren LeCroix Chelsea Pope.
“Putting the brakes on the distracted driving epidemic will require both dedication and creative thinking, and the FCC is committed to doing its part to address this growing crisis” ( Chairman Julius Genachowski , Federal Communications Commission Testimony To Senate Commerce Committee, November 4, 2009).
Distracted Driving Is Dangerous!!! Driving While Texting (DWT)
Leads To Injury And Loss Of Life
According To AAA…….
Most People Who Text And Drive Are Between The Ages Of 16- 25 or they are usually people with high demanding jobs.
“Distracted Driving endangers life and property and the current levels of injury and loss are unacceptable” (FCC).
The FCC Is Highly Involved In Trying To Bring Distracted Driving To An End
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The FCC created a website dedicated to help the effort and share information about distracted driving. www.fcc.gov/cgb/driving.html.
In addition to the website that was dedicated to share information…. www.fcc.gov/cgb/driving_clearinghouse.html.
Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112417036
Department of Transportation
Executive Order 1 Oct 2009
No-texting enforcement zones
Bans on All Hand Held Electronic Devices
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
High Profile Incidents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqh4MkqNCIIConducted by AAA demonstrates that texting and driving is significantly high among teenagers and young-middle aged adults.
Heads Up Driving Week
By 2013 the AAA wants to have texting and driving banned in all 50 states.
uses statistical data and research to display the dangers of texting and driving to the public.
at least 1.6 million crashes are caused by drivers using cell phones and texting
seeks to inform not only the public but government officials to demonstrate the need for policy and further improvementon the issue
an advocacy group that focuses on support to person who has been victims of family member of victims of cell phone distractions( launched by NSC)
created numerous websites to inform the public of the risks of texting and driving. Focus Driven hopes to prevent the loss of life and injuries that can result
promote public policy on the ban but personalresponsibility.
encourages each state to adopt programs, policies, states and federal laws to protect lives on the road.
petitioned to urge the government to put forth federal regulations that ban texting and driving
Effectiveness Driving To An End
People's Perceptions of their driving skills
Alternatives to Improve Effectiveness Driving To An End
Public Service Announcements
State Sponsored Education
Policy Recommendations Driving To An End
Link with Legislation