I also recently took a road trip with my buddy and on our way home, he started getting texts from his manager basically saying he was going to not have a job when he got back. Nearly involves distracted driving and admit to using their phone while driving on some or most drives in the past 30 days. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving. I never text and drive but my stubborn as an ox 70 year old father used to all the time and it was infuriating. . Make Your Voice Heard If you feel strongly about distracted driving, be a voice in your community by supporting local laws, speaking out at community meetings, and highlighting the dangers of distracted driving on social media and in your local op-ed pages. Simply deleting your post may cause the spam filter to catch future ones.
This means that over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. Drive the fucking car homie. Americans are highly aware of and concerned about the issue. To honor her brother's memory, Loren Vaillancourt has been using her visibility as Miss South Dakota 2010 to speak with schools and organizations throughout her state about the dangers of distracted driving. Direct links to major video sites are preferred e.
More than nine in ten Americans believe sending 94% and reading 91% texts while driving is dangerous or very dangerous. That creates enormous potential for deaths and injuries on U. They realized that they already passed a significant distance where, if they were just looking at the road, they would have more time to stop. Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, bordered by England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. The truck driver was talking on his cell phone at the time of crash and said he never saw the bus.
So a video of Winston Churchill playing tennis would be allowed, but a video of Theresa May playing ping-pong would not be. Although her father had warned her against cell phone use behind the wheel, she was texting at the time of the crash. Please come visit us -- VisitWales. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. A little back story here, his mother got crushed in her car o so many years ago when a ford transit rear ended her doing 60 in a 30 because he was calling someone.
Joe died the next day from his injuries. In order to have your post accepted, if you can, find or submit a copy of the video on another website like YouTube or Vimeo and resubmit it. And, while research shows that people are convinced that the behavior is dangerous, they are still doing it. Swerving In this video recorded by another driver on the opposite side of the road, a teenager texts and repeatedly swerves on to the wrong side of the road until he loses control of the car and is involved in a dangerous wreck. It's now been over a year and I don't honk, but more people are back using phones while driving. And, while research shows that people are convinced that the behavior is dangerous, they are still doing it. They are a bit astounded about the sudden attention that's come to them and their work.
The statistics behind the number of accidents related to texting and driving are startling. There is much more to the video than the crash sequence that's circulated on the internet. The nearly minute-and-a-half long video plays out with a predictable ending when the driver looks down to check a text message, sees a pedestrian in the road, loses control and crashes her car with catastrophic results. Some of the actors are professional; but three of the most memorable characters — the driver of the car and her two friends and passengers — are very engaging local teenagers who were among 300 kids who auditioned. Crash reconstruction reports showed the driver could not have been looking at the road for 8. The video was banned from airing before 9 pm and has prompted an outpouring of responses to the campaign's traumatizing tactics. There have been many efforts to educate and convey the potential consequences of texting and driving using scare tactics or preachy messaging.
Obliteration This is perhaps one of the most horrifying texting while driving videos ever. Kelson died the next day. The ad dispenses with the typical scare tactics associated with such advertising but delivers an equally sobering message via sound effects. Two teens taking a care-free drive, but always remaining connected to their cell phones. No less than die every day as a result of texting and driving, and there are nearly 330,000 injuries a year caused by texting and driving. She was killed when rescuers were unable to get her out of the burning wreckage.
Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. They are a set of public service announcements that most of us have never seen. I averaged about 30 honks a day. Lyn Samuel, School Liaison Coordinator for Gwent Police said: We worked closely with the production team including the University of Wales Newport, Tredegar Comprehensive School and local partners including the council and Probation Service. Fighting for the ones you love in the small ways.
Americans are highly aware of and concerned about the issue. Well, one night, I looked at it just to see who it was, and the person in front of me stopped suddenly as a ball went by the front end of her vehicle. More than nine in ten Americans believe sending 94% and reading 91% texts while driving is dangerous or very dangerous. Of course, thinking a child is close by, your instinct is to stop. This tragic video includes a story of a young 17-year-old who crashed into a tow truck while looking at a text.
The Law Your State legislature and governor make the laws regarding distracted driving. Margay's mother, Elissa Schee, is a founding board member of FocusDriven, the first national nonprofit organization devoted specifically to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Besides creating an understanding of the dangers of distracted driving, this partnership has also created a better understanding between law enforcement and the young people they protect. Messages should be sent as a modmail to. After all, distracted driving is a growing epidemic in the country. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing.