ITD High School Distracted Driving Safety Messaging Competition
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. In 2014, 10 percent of fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes, and 16 percent of all police-reported crashes were reported as distracted-affected crashes.
10 percent of all drivers that were ages 15-19 involved in fatal crashes were reported involving distracted drivers at the time of the incident. This age group has the largest amount of drivers who were distracted while driving.
Our goal is to increase the awareness of distracted driving throughout the State of Idaho, targeting young drivers.
Thank you to all who participated and raised awareness throughout Idaho by participating in this fun competition!
School: Rocky Mountain High School, Meridian, Idaho
School: North Star Charter School, Eagle, Idaho
School: Bishop Kelly High School, Boise Idaho
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The Three Main Types of Distraction
- Manual: Taking your hands off the wheel
- Visual: Taking your eyes off the road
- Cognitive: Taking your mind off what you are doing
Distracted driving is described as any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. The fatality rate due to distracted driving for drivers ages 16-19 is three times higher than for drivers ages 20-69. Your participation in this project will help raise awareness about the effects of distracted driving.