Laurie Hevier — St. Cell phone records indicate that the driver was texting just prior to the collision. Cady was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries and died the next day. Crash reconstruction reports showed the driver could not have been looking at the road for 8. Texting while driving, since it is the leading cause of death in American teens, is clearly one of the most costly forms of distracted driving, even more so than drunk driving in many cases.
That being said, each state, whether it be Massachusetts or Maryland or Utah or Arizona, handles texting while driving somewhat differently.
Although her father had warned her against cell phone use behind the wheel, she was texting at the time of the crash. The truck driver was talking on his cell phone at the time of crash and said he never saw the bus.
They are a set of public service announcements that most of us have never seen. Individuals featured in the series thus far include: At the very least, it got Rigby High School students to rethink their behind-the-wheel texting habits.
September 7, 4: It just so happens teens are entirely responsible for this PSA. Innearly 5, people died and half a million were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.
Thursday, December 11, Contact: They also designed and produced posters. What follows is sobering: Kelson died the next day.
He drove into oncoming traffic, and their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. She was texting at the time of the crash.
Hence, the importance of videos like the one above. 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. Two teens taking a care-free drive, but always remaining connected to their cell phones.
Judy Teater is a founding board member of FocusDriven, the first national nonprofit organization devoted specifically to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. As they were walking beside the road, a year-old driving at 70 miles per hour struck Julie from behind, killing her instantly.
She was killed when rescuers were unable to get her out of the burning wreckage. The hope is that some local commercial TV stations will consider airing them. 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.
Now, throwing out statistics is one way to discourage texting while driving, but appealing to would-be offenders on a personal level, through public service announcements, is probably a much more effective way to get teen drivers to put down their cell phones, save that text message for later, and focus on safe driving.
Joe died the next day from his injuries. Of course, driving laws throughout the United States are working to decrease the amount of distracted drivers.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Elissa Schee — St. Some states ban cell phone use behind the wheel altogether, while others simply prohibit school bus drivers from texting. Some area high school students, who enjoy working with numbers, are doing their part to spread the word about this growing problem.
Buison on the project. 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.Campaign Has Already ReachedViewers Nationwide.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released a new public service announcement (PSA) promoting the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, which has been viewed overtimes since its launch.
Chilling new PSA about the dangers of texting while driving is the Department of Transportation's first national ad campaign. Some Niles New Tech High School students are using physics and creative filmmaking to spread the word about the dangers of texting and driving.
Texting and driving is dangerous – that is a fact. Americans are highly aware of and concerned about the issue. More than nine in ten Americans believe sending (94%) and reading (91%) texts while driving is dangerous or very dangerous. Apr 07, · If you still need a reminder about the dangers of texting while driving, this video will make sure you never forget.
Produced by the Tombras Group and posted online April 3 by the National Highway.
Jul 14, · Roadshow Powerful don't text-and-drive PSA gets laughs before gut-punch. Commentary: South Africa's Western Cape government says you're incapable of texting and walking, so don't text and drive.Download