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Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving


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.

In addition to the website that was dedicated to share information….

Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving

current policy responses
Current Policy Responses


Department of Transportation

Executive Order 1 Oct 2009

No-texting enforcement zones


Bans on All Hand Held Electronic Devices

Tiered System

governmental policy actors
Governmental Policy Actors

Federal Level

Department of Transportation

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Executive Order

State Level


High Profile Incidents


major non government actors involved
Major Non Government Actors Involved
  • AAA foundation for traffic safety
  • Focus Driven
  • Non-profit national safety council
  • Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
  • The Alliance of Auto Manufactures
AAA 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.

non profit national safety council nsc
Non-Profit National Safety Council (NSC)

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

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

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
  • 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.





People's Perceptions of their driving skills

Personal Space


Missouri Study


Alternatives to Improve Effectiveness


Driver's Education

Public Service Announcements

State Sponsored Education

Targeted Populations

Federal Employees

Commercial Drivers

New Drivers

Young Professionals


Policy Recommendations


State Driven

Universal Consensus


Switch Focus

Link with Legislation

Government Intervention

Multipronged Approach