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  • 1. Lesson 15Texting and Driving Dont MixApril is Distracted Driving Awareness MonthNEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

2. Distracted Driving -How many of you have: Used your cell phone while driving? Been a passenger in a car when the driver was using their phone? Come close to having an accident because you or another driver was distracted using a phone. Know someone who has been involved in a distracted driving accident?NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP 3. It wont happen to me thinkingThe Stats:11% of drivers talk on their phones at any given time2,600 traffic deaths are caused each year by drivers usingcell phones570,000 accidents leading to minor and serious injuries arecaused each year by cell phone distractions Source:NewYorkTimesNEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP 4. Teen drivers are most distracted by1. Devices - and teen girls are 2x as likely to use a phone or other connected device when driving compared to teen guys.2. Adjusting dials or controls in the car3. Personal grooming4. Eating or drinkingNEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPContent Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLCiKeepSafe All Rights ReservedMade possible by a grant from WebRoot October 2011 5. 2 seconds matter If youre going 65 mph, a 2 second glance to read a text,or dial a number means youve driven nearly 2/3rds of afootball field without looking at the road If someone in the back seat covered your eyes for thesame two seconds at the same speed youd be hystericalover the insane risk they tookIn both cases therisk is the sameNEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPContent Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLCiKeepSafe All Rights ReservedMade possible by a grant from WebRoot October 2011 6. What will it take for you to stop?Try these tips: Put your phone on silent when driving so you dont hear it If you have to call or text, pull off the road at the next safespot and stop If you think youll be tempted to answer your phone, put itin the trunk when drivingNEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPContent Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLCiKeepSafe All Rights ReservedMade possible by a grant from WebRootOctober 2011 7. Take the pledgeWho would you dedicate apledge to drive cell free to?Yourself in 10 years?Your parents?Your friends?NEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIPContent Created by LOOKBOTHWAYS LLCiKeepSafe All Rights ReservedMade possible by a grant from WebRoot October 2011 8. This iKeepCurrent lesson is brought TM to you by iKeepSafeTMNEW MEDIA MENTOR FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP