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Deadly Driving Distractions [electronic resource]: Texting, Cell Phones, and Other Killers

Meridian Education Corporation
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
According to insurance statistics, distracted drivers are responsible for almost 80 percent of all car crashes and 65 percent of near-collisions in the United States. In this video, celebrity psychology researcher David Strayer, a driving instructor, and other experts underscore the hazards of driving while texting, while talking on a cell or using an MP3 player, while eating, and while drunk-clinically speaking, a cognitive form of driving distraction-as they advise on safe driving techniques. In addition, young adults add extra credibility to the "eyes on the road, hands on the wheel" message by expressing concern about their own distracted driving behaviors. The program concludes with the story of a young man who died behind the wheel because he was texting. "yeah t" were his last words-the unsent message at the time of impact. Poignant; persuasive.
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Run Time
20 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 01, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Texting, Cell Phones, and Other Killers
  • Cell Phones as Distractions (3:58)
  • Types of Distractions (3:48)
  • Intervention and Prevention (2:55)
  • Driver Distractions (2:00)
  • Teens, Alcohol, and Driving (3:26)
  • Major Driver Distractions (3:19)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2010.
Publisher no.
41308 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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