Distracted Driving: A Different Perspective [4915]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Delaware A

   Patrick Garey, Safety Technician, Department of Public Utilities, City of Columbus

Track: Driving and Transportation
Secondary Track: Social and Behavioral
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate


Distracted driving is more than teenagers with cellphones and texting. The presenter starts out talking about our habits and the roles they play in our safety. Then, he takes a whimsical look at the physical evolution of the car, along with the car culture that has given us the drive-in movie, the drive-in diner, drive-thru windows and Route 66. The program revisits our habits through several studies and eventually asks “have we reached critical mass when it comes to the cell phone?."

Learning Objectives:
Recall from a historical perspective how we got to where we are with the increasing risks of distracted driving
Recognize that no matter what the distraction, it's how we choose to react/interact with those distractions that make the difference

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  EPA: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Distracted Driving Powerpoint
Distracted Driving Reference Handout

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