DON'T DRIVE DISTRACTED!

DON'T DRIVE DISTRACTED!

Welcome to the KidsAgainstDistractedDriving.com Blog

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 6,000 people died and more than 515,000 were injured on American roadways in 2008 in crashes that involved distracted driving. The problem is growing, and young drivers are most at risk.



KADD was founded by Scott D. Camassar and Stephen M. Reck of the Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck, LLC in North Stonington, CT, to help educate kids of all ages about the dangers of distracted driving. We’re dedicated to responsible driving and keeping kids safe. We don’t want to see kids injured or killed by texting and driving, or by others’ texting and driving. Please join us in this campaign, and go to KidsAgainstDistractedDriving.com and take the pledge today.



THE PLEDGE: "I pledge to not text or use my cell phone while driving. I understand the serious dangers caused by distracted driving and will talk to my family and friends about these dangers, to help make the roads safer for everyone."


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HOT OFF THE PRESS! Read the National Safety Council's new paper, “Understanding the Distracted Brain: Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior”






Friday, January 13, 2012

Some Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Some tips to avoid distracted driving, courtesy of MNN:


•Always look where you want to go. "If you see a distraction, you can't let it pull you off the road, ... the car will go where your eyes go."

•Turn off the cell phone while driving. 
•Make sure your passengers, especially children, have their snacks and entertainment at the ready, so you are not reaching behind you.

•Eat, apply makeup and dress before you drive.

•Assign a "designated texter," a passenger in the car to send and reply to texts and calls.

•Read all maps before heading out, and, if you need to check directions, pull over.

•If you are a parent — or have children or teens in the car — be aware that you are an example to them.