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DISTRACTED DRIVING INFORMATION

DISTRACTED DRIVING CRASH DATA

  • Drivers Involved in Distracted Driving Crashes - 2002-2012

  • Drivers Involved in Traffic Crashes with Cell Phone Distractions - 2002-2012

  • Mobile Phone Distractions in Teen Crashes By Ages 15-19 - 2003-2012

  • Teen Drivers (Ages 15-19) Cell Phone Distractions in Traffic Crashes - 2003-2012

  • Traffic Crashes Involving Cell Phone Distractions Comparing Teens, Other Drivers and All Drivers - 2002-2012

  • Traffic Crashes Involving Cell Phone Distractions Comparing Teens to Other Drivers - 2002-2012

  • NHTSA Traffic Facts:

  • Driver Electronic Device Facts - 2008, 2010, 2012

  • Teen Distracted Driver Data - 2009, 2010

  • Four High Visibility Enforcement Demonstration Waves in Connecticut and New York Reduce Hand-Held Phone Use - 2011

  • National Phone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior - 2011

  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Cellphones, texting and driving - 2013

     

    EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS

     

  • 2014 NET Documentary on Distracted Driving (View "Dstrctd Drvng") - Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) 30-minute documentary which looks at distracted driving in the age of technology.  The documentary shows how law enforcement, safety organizations, families and others are raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

  • 10 Tips for Managing Driver Distraction - Governor's Highway Safety Association

  • Understanding the distracted brain - Why Driving While Using Hands-Free Cell Phones is Risky Behavior - National Safety Council

  • Using electronic devices while driving is a serious safety problem - NHTSA

  • The Under-Reporting of Cell Phone Involvement in Fatal Car Crashes - National Safety Council

  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month - National Safety Council

  • "Fatal Distractions" demonstration - 4/13/12 - Filmed and produced by Journalism 2 students at Papillion-La Vista South High School in Papillion, Nebraska

  • DISTRACTION.GOV - What is Distracted Driving?

    EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    Distract-A-Match®

    Distract-A-Match® is a simple shape and color matching game that helps demonstrate in a fun and engaging way the impact of distractions on our reaction time and judgment and extends the lesson to the impact of distracted driving. Distractions cause a “tunnel vision” effect that pulls our focus away from the critical tasks of driving a motor vehicle. Playing the game is simple; participants match shapes, but not colors as they race against the clock. Use Distract-A-Match® with the Fatal Reaction® Distraction Simulation unit to show the dramatic impact of distraction on our ability to play the game. Participants typically experience difficulties in speaking, thinking clearly and performing the given task. Distract-A-Match® is a fun and engaging complement to Fatal Reaction® and Fatal Vision® Impairment Simulation Goggles.

    Includes:

    • Game Mat

    • Foam shapes in 8 colors for all 8 shapes

    • 30-second sand timer

    • 500 count roll of results stickers

    If you would like to reserve the costumes for an upcoming event in your community contact Staff Assistant Lori Sanburn.

     

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