End Distracted Driving founders and attorneys Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson talked about the untimely death of their daughter Casey on the Today Show.
The segment also highlights several new phone apps to help prevent dangerous distraction on the road.
“Be the driver you want your teen to be”
– Joel Feldman
End Distracted Driving is dedicated to inspiring individuals and communities to take action to end distracted driving.
See what you can do to become a safer driver—or schedule a presentation at your school or business— at enddd.org.
Why you can’t multi-task and drive
Who is guilty of multi-tasking while driving?
Talking. Texting. Eating. We can all agree that driving safely is not a waste of time. So why do we all try to do so much in the car?
There are three main types of distraction:
Visual: taking your eyes off the road.
Manual: taking your hands off the wheel.
Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving
Yet, the myth of multitasking persists.
Phone calls, texts, and even talking to passengers are cognitive distractions. Eating is both a manual and cognitive distraction. Personal tasks like putting on make-up or combing your hair is potentially visual, manual AND cognitively distracting.
No one group of drivers is guiltier of these distractions than any other group. Distracted driving is a pervasive problem.
Cops are driving distracted—and it’s really dangerous
Distracted police cause thousands of car crashes every year. Washington State University researchers are looking at solutions for cops behind the wheel … keep reading