Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic. In 2012, On America’s roadways alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes.
20 – End Distracted Driving: One Man’s Journey
Joel Feldman is an attorney and counselor in Philadelphia. After his daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver, Mr. Feldman created EndDD (End Distracted Driving). He now speaks with teens, adults and businesses about distracted driving and what we need to do to end it.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and this episode is Part Four of a four-part series examining distracted driving, and what we need to do to be safer drivers. Mr. Feldman provides some useful suggestions for teens and parents on how to be safer when on the road.
Distracted Driving is more than Cell Phones
The 58 year-old male driver who struck and killed Casey was reaching for his GPS device as Casey was crossing the street at an intersection. His statement: “I didn’t see her.” He had taken his eyes off the road to look for something in his car. Read More and Listen to the episode >>>
19 – Distracted Driving—It’s All In Your Mind
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and this episode is part three of a four-part series examining distracted driving, and what we need to do to be safer drivers.
Recent research of cognitive distractions found a person’s mental focus does impact driving. Russ Martin, Manager of State Relations at AAA discusses the research, what it means and provides tips on how you can be a safer driver.
COGNITIVE DISTRACTIONS ARE REAL
Distracted driving comprises one or more aspects: manual, visual, and/or cognitive. A cognitive or mental distraction has been difficult to study because it all happens within the brain. Read More and Listen to the episode >>>
18 – Driving and Cell Phones: The Grand Illusion
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and this episode is part two of a four-part series examining distracted driving, and what we need to do to be safer drivers. In short, Dr. Paul Atchley’s response is to turn the cell phone off and put it away while we drive.
Dr. Atchley has been conducting research and teaching about cognitive factors related to driving for more than 20 years. During that time, he has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on issues of vision and attention including their relationship to driving, and in this episode of Highway to Safety Dr. Atchley discusses the myths of multi-tasking and our inability to actually see what is happening in front of us. Read More and Listen to the episode >>>
17 – Your Cell Phone: It’s Not Worth the Risk
“When you decide not to wear your seat belt, you are pretty much endangering only your own life. But when you elect to talk on the cell phone or text, you are not only endangering your own life, you’re endangering the lives of pedestrians and others.” These words were said to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Member Robert Sumwalt at an NTSB Distracted Driving Summit by family members of a loved one killed by a distracted driver.
APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Traffic Safety Guy is hosting a four-part series on Distracted Driving: what it is and what we can do about it. The series kicks off with a discussion with NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt. Read More and Listen to the episode >>>