In 2015 we lost more than 35,000 in traffic crashes. The percentage increase over 2014 was the largest percentage increase in 50 years. Traffic deaths had been trending downward since 2007 and the early estimates for 2016 indicate that even more of us will be killed than in 2015. The largest percentage increase in 2015 fatalities was for distracted driving, even larger than drunk driving and speeding. October 16-22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. As the most inexperienced of drivers teens are disproportionately affected by distracted driving, with recent studies suggesting that distraction may be responsible for more than 50% of teen crashes. Tragically, almost 3,000 teens die annually in traffic crashes. Accordingly, EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) and Anapol Weiss, a Philadelphia Law firm, have teamed up to create a distracted driving quiz to educate all of us about distracted driving. EndDD.org provides free distracted driving presentations to students across the country and Anapol Weiss attorneys have spoken to more than 100,000 students since 2012. There is no better time than now to test your knowledge about distracted driving by taking the EndDD.org/Anapol Weiss Distracted Driving Quiz.
Distracted driving is so prevalent. Some drivers believe that they are such good drivers that they can take chances while driving. Others just don’t realize the risks they are taking when they use a smartphone to text, access e-mail, use Facebook, use Snapchat, apply makeup, or do one of a number of things that take our concentration away from driving. What percentage of drivers feel threatened by other drivers cell phone use while driving? Who texts more while driving – teens or 30 year olds? If parents drive distracted are their children more likely to also drive distracted? Are “hands-free” and “voice-activated” devices safer?
Learn the answers to these questions and many more with our interactive quiz. Please use this link to take the test and share with those you care about. http://www.enddd.org/end-distracted-driving-quiz/
The vast majority of distracted driving crashes are preventable. Education and awareness are vital to reducing senseless distracted driving crashes. What you know can save your life and others.
To schedule a free distracted driving presentation at a school, community event or work, place go to EndDD.org – Host a Presentation.