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Cell phones and driving

27 Dec, 13 | by Barry Pless

I am struggling with trying to decide what the most effective preventive strategy might be to help control the epidemic of driver crashes associated with cell phone use. One possibility is more Public Service Announcements like this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LCmStIw9E

Go to it and tell me what you think.

 

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  • Ana_ragu

    It was certainly realistic and dramatic. But there was no clear prevention message, not even a reminder at the end, which puzzles me. Most PSAs at least reinforce the message with some kind of tag line or prompt.

  • Lou_Lombardo

    Thanks, I think this is a good PSA on the subject. I am not sure how effective PSA’s have been found to be as a prevention intervention. I think an engineering solution that prevents phones from operating while the vehicle is in motion would be more effective. Regulatory requirements which are feasible would be needed.

  • safetygoal

    Here’s an outstanding documentary on the dangers of texting while driving. I’ve seen several PSAs come out of it. It is definitely worth the time it takes to watch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqFkRwdFZ0

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