Teen Driving Issues Project
(Choose one topic: Drinking and Driving, Road Rage, Teen Crashes or Cell Phones and Driving) Please use complete sentences and complete in paragraph form for each questions. YOUR NAME: Cythia Powell
1. Topic: __Cell Phones and Driving__ (20 points-list your topic here) Part 1 - Identify the Issue (Be sure to use complete sentences, most answers should be at least a paragraph.) -Operating a cell phone and driving is as dangerous as drunk driving. 16% of all drivers younger than twenty are involved in a fatal car accident. Whether driving with a phone in hand or hands-free, it delays the drivers' reaction as much as an intoxicated driver.
2. Why is this issue a problem especially for teen drivers?(20 points) -Cell phones and driving is an issue for teens because their attention is mostly on what the are doing with their phones instead of paying attention to the road. While driving you should have two hands on the steering wheel and if you are distrcted by your phone, you are using only one hand. 3. List THREE facts/statistics (from research) regarding how this issue affects teen drivers (50 points) 1. The age group with the greatest proportion of distracted drivers was the under-20 age group. 16% of all drivers younger than 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported to have been distracted while driving 2. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver
3. 22% of teens who drive while distracted say it makes driving less boring. (2010, AAA and Seventeen Magazine)
4. Name one organization or group trying to solve this problem. What are they doing to solve the problem? (20 points) Name: Ddfn (Distracted Driving Foundation)
What are they doing? -The Distracted Driving Foundation is developing a motion restricting technology that affects the driver's phone. Text messages will be blocked until the vehicles stopped and phone calls to driver's phones while moving should be...
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