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1. Image Courtesy of: arizonaguardian<br />By: Andrew Bassin<br /> 2. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….<br />Image Courtesy of lucamegh<br…
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  • 1. Image Courtesy of: arizonaguardian<br />By: Andrew Bassin<br />
  • 2. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….<br />Image Courtesy of lucamegh<br />
  • 3. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….<br />What happened? Everything ok?<br />Image Courtesy of lucamegh<br />
  • 4. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….<br />What happened? Everything ok?<br />I got into an accident as I was texting Bob<br />Image Courtesy of lucamegh<br />
  • 5. Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….<br />What happened? Everything ok?<br />I got into an accident as I was texting Bob<br />:O glad u r ok… we’ll talk more when you get home<br />Image Courtesy of lucamegh<br />
  • 6. Don’t let this be you<br />Hey mom, I’m gonna be a little late….<br />What happened? Everything ok?<br />I got into an accident as I was texting Bob<br />:O glad u r ok… we’ll talk more when you get home<br />Image Courtesy of lucamegh<br />
  • 7. For every 6 secondsof drive time, a driver sending or receiving a text message spends 4.6 of those seconds with their eyes off the road.<br />Image Courtesy of: neilpomerleau<br />
  • 8. This makes textingthe most distracting of all cell phone related tasks<br />Image Courtesy of: JoeyDigits<br />
  • 9. Texting while driving is about6 times more likely to result in an accident than driving while intoxicated<br />Image Courtesy of Dugfresh<br />
  • 10. Image Courtesy of: susankinidaho<br />Textingwhile driving increases crash risk 23-fold<br />
  • 11. Image Courtesy of: GriDD<br />By contrast, talkingon a cell phone, represented an increased risk of only 1.3 times that of a non-distracted driver<br />
  • 12. Image Courtesy of: GriDD<br />More than 112 million people use cell phones in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of them use their phones while driving.<br />A<br />a<br />
  • 13. Image Courtesy of: nobleup<br />Each year 21% of fatal car crashes involving teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were the result of cell phone usage<br />
  • 14. Image Courtesy of: SoxIn18<br />Despite the risks, the majority of teen drivers ignorecell phone driving restrictions<br />
  • 15. Image Courtesy of: mivox<br />In 2002, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis calculated that 6,000 people die each year as a result of using cellphones while driving<br />
  • 16. They estimated that another 500,000are injured<br />Image Courtesy of: peacockcards<br />
  • 17. Image Courtesy of: Car and Driver – in sources<br />Car and Driver study compares reaction times of ``Reading, Texting and Impaired``<br />
  • 18. It is not worth the consequences<br />Image Courtesy of: grilled cheese<br />It is againstthe law<br />
  • 19. Image Courtesy of: Gnerk<br />If you’re caught talking or texting while driving, you could face a $500 fine… if you put someone else at risk you could receive up to $1,000fine<br />
  • 20. Image Courtesy of: Angeles Xtrae-zine<br />Over 60% of American teens admit to riskydriving, and nearly half of those thatadmit to risky driving also admit to text messaging behind the wheel<br />
  • 21. The Auto-Reply application will help change the texting habits that lead to dangerous driving. <br />Image Courtesy of: PMC 1stPix<br />
  • 22. Image Courtesy of: Marshall Astor<br />REMEMBERYoucanstoptexting and driving<br />
  • 23. Images Courtesy of: annputput<br />Put It Down is a campaign similar to that of MADD, spreading information about texting and driving – below is one of their awareness advertisements.<br />
  • 24. Think you have the texting and driving thing down? You do NOT<br />Save a life—maybe even your own. Sign Oprah's No Phone Zone pledge<br />Image Courtesy of: M1che11eM<br />
  • 25. Image Courtesy of:  ~FreeBirD®~<br />We have a long road ahead… for that drive, can you stay off your phone?<br />
  • 26. Thank You and Drive Safely<br />There is a light at the end of the tunnel<br />Image Courtesy of: jhh510110...<br />
  • 27. Sources of Information and Interesting Articles<br />Image Courtesy of: gl0ucester<br />http://www.caranddriver.com/features/09q2/texting_while_driving_how_dangerous_is_it_-feature<br />http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2008/09/22/texting-driving.html<br />http://handsfreeinfo.com/canadian-cell-phone-law-updates<br />http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20100924/texting-while-driving-in-the-us-100926/<br />http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2009/07/28/texting-while-driving-more-dangerous-than-being-drunk.aspx<br />http://www.thetelecomblog.com/2010/09/13/texting-while-driving-how-dangerous-is-it/<br />
  • 28. All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from Flickr.<br />Image Courtesy of: Antorip<br />
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