Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving

Date of Completion: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 12:45
Activity Completed: 
Your School: 
Stewart County High School
Tell us about how students prepared for this activity? Students were made away of texting and driving statistics through a variety of means. ex: The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. Each year, over 330,000 accidents caused by texting while driving lead to severe injuries. This means that over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. 1 out of 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting while driving. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. t 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. How were students involved and impacted? Students were actively engaged in researching driving statistics and watching videos and looking at pictures of accidents involving distracted drivers. The students Some websites used: https://www.icebike.org/texting-and-driving/ https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/distracted-driving https://www.teensafe.com/blog/teens-texting-and-driving-facts-and-statistics/ What were the best components about this activity? Students actively engaged during the lesson and asking questions. They also were involved in spreading the word to other drivers then knew and road in a car with. Students that were participating on the simulator to see what it was like to try and drive and text.
Organizations Involved: 
Other
List Other: 
Criminal Justice Club and HOS
Overall participation: 
35%
Did you enjoy this activity?: 
yes
Did you find the instructions clear?: 
yes
Photo Release: 
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