Keeping it Real Behind the Wheel. Your Name Here Title Agency. “To do two things at once is to do neither.”. Publilius Syrus, Roman slave First century B.C. Keep you safe on the road Teens have the highest crash risk of any age group.
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Teens have the highest crash risk of any age group.
The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group. (NHTSA)
Limited driving experience
Not wearing seat belts
Cell phones and texting
Motor vehicle crashes is the leading cause of death of 3 – 34 year olds.
__%of the crashes in (Your) County resulted from driver inattention/distraction in 2010. (www.safeny.ny.gov)*Statistics
Visual– something that takes your eyes off the road
Cognitive– something that takes your mind off the road
Manual – something that takes your hands off the wheel
Who’s at risk? – Young people (16-29 year olds)
“Drivers under the age of 25 are involved in more than ½ of all crashes in which drivers have fallen asleep.”
What are some warning signs of drowsy driving?
How do we avoid driving while tired?
Source: National Sleep Foundation
Marcel Just, Director of the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging
Carnegie Mellon University
The parietal activation associated with driving
decreases substantially (by 37%)
with sentence listening.
Four times more likely to crash on a cell phone.
Hands-free is not necessarily risk-free. Your brain doesn’t know the difference.
Effective July 12: Illegal to use handheld electronic devices while vehicle is in motion. 3 driver penalty points and $150 fine. Primary offence.
Have alternate routes in mind.
Give yourself enough time.
Adjust music, climate controls, GPS devices and mirrors BEFORE you drive.
Designate a rider
Help you navigate, be an alternate driver, answer text messages and phone calls for you.
Have the right attitude about driving
You are driving a 3,000lb weapon with the potential to kill.
*Remember, you might be the safest driver on the road but that doesn’t mean everyone else is.
So make good choices and use common sense.*Distracted Driving is Deadly
Source: National Road Safety Foundation
Picture taken from Nationwide Insurance Distracted Driver Survey
Bill Windsor Associate Vice President of Safety