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”






Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Researchers: Drivers Don't Need Much to be Distracted

Talking and texting aren't the only problems.  Researchers at MIT say "that if a motorist's mind is deeply focused on any topic — even trouble at home — he is likely to scan the road for hazards less frequently."  Experts are studying inattention blindness, which occurs when a driver's eyes are directed toward the road but his or her mind is focused elsewhere.  The MIT group has found "that a driver's ability to focus on the driving environment varies depending on the 'cognitive demand' of a non-driving activity. That is, the deeper the level of thought in a driver's mind, the less he focuses on his surroundings."  Read more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Automakers Say Mobile Devices Should be Included in DOT Distraction Rules

USA Today reported that automakers planned to testify at a U.S. Department of Transportation hearing that proposed federal guidelines for in-car technology should include smartphone and portable GPS makers. Auto industry spokesmen "argue some drivers will turn to their mobile devices for information they can't get from their cars." Rob Strassburger at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers intends to testify that mobile devices and auto industry guidelines should be addressed concurrently.  Read more.