Distracted driving can change your life and countless others
Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands more injured. Research shows that talking on a cell phone quadruples your risk of an accident (about the same as drunk driving). That risk doubles again, if you are texting. You can help stop distracted driving.
Make space on your smartphones, folks, there’s a new free app to help you kick distracted driving to the curb — EverDrive. The app, available on iOS and Android phones, automatically measures driving factors like speeding, acceleration, harsh braking and phone use. The app, which went live in April, has nearly 25,000 users and over […]
It was a wonderful experience sharing ideas about safe driving at Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas last week. Members from the 57th Wing Safety Office arranged for 3 EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) presentations to a total of about 200 base personnel. The 57th Wing is the most diverse wing in the USAF and […]
The Snapchat Lawsuit- Why Snapchat and other App Manufacturers Should Change The Designs of Their Apps to Reduce Distracted Driving Tragedies
The recent filing of a lawsuit against Snapchat has sparked incredible media attention and comment. An 18 year-old girl was reportedly using Snachat while driving over 100 mph and seriously injured a man in a crash. Not only was the 18 year old sued, but also Snapchat, the manufacturer of the app she was using […]
I spoke at 3 high schools to about 1000 students this week in Oklahoma. Part of our EndDD.org presentation is working with students to teach them how to effectively speak up when friends or parents drive them distracted. We go through role play exercises, exploring with students the use of non-confrontational statements designed to maximize […]