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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


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported…….

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

Virtual Management Inc.

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


Current policy responses
Current Policy Responses Driving To An End

Federal

Department of Transportation

Executive Order 1 Oct 2009

No-texting enforcement zones

State

Bans on All Hand Held Electronic Devices

Tiered System


Governmental policy actors
Governmental Policy Actors Driving To An End

Federal Level

Department of Transportation

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Executive Order

State Level

Legislatures

High Profile Incidents

Federalism



Major non government actors involved
Major Non Government Actors Involved Driving To An End

  • AAA foundation for traffic safety

  • Focus Driven

  • Non-profit national safety council

  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

  • The Alliance of Auto Manufactures


AAA Driving To An End

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqh4MkqNCII


Non profit national safety council nsc
Non-Profit National Safety Council (NSC) Driving To An End

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


Focus driven
Focus Driven Driving To An End

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.


Advocates for highway and auto safety
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Driving To An End

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


The alliance of auto manufactures
The Alliance of Auto Manufactures Driving To An End

  • recognizes that if a driver is texting they cannot operate a vehicle safely and will create an unsafe environment for other drivers

  • supports a federal ban on texting while driving and supports a proactive addressing of the issue. The alliance also wants to continue to opportunities in the advancement and enhancement of safetyon the road.


Effectiveness Driving To An End

Legislation

Federal

State

People's Perceptions of their driving skills

Personal Space

Overconfidence

Missouri Study


Alternatives to Improve Effectiveness Driving To An End

Education

Driver's Education

Public Service Announcements

State Sponsored Education

Targeted Populations

Federal Employees

Commercial Drivers

New Drivers

Young Professionals


Policy Recommendations Driving To An End

Legislation

State Driven

Universal Consensus

Education

Switch Focus

Link with Legislation

Government Intervention

Multipronged Approach


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