NET Television will premiere Dstrctd Drvng on NET1 on Friday, February 21 at 7 pm central time. It will re-broadcast on NET1 on Sunday, February 23 at 5 pm central time and Tuesday, February 25 at 8 pm central time.
Check out the short preview of Dstrctd Drvng.
This is a 30 minute documentary, which takes an in-depth look at distracted driving in an age of cell phones and other electronic devices, and what law enforcement, safety organizations, families and others are doing to raise awareness and increase safety.
I watched a segment of the video online. It started out going over the dangers of cell phones and driving.
Whenever I drive anywhere I see someone on their cell phone. I sometimes use mine when I'm at a stop light. As soon as the light turns green I let the person go. Usually I'm checking in with Daddy. It's easy for me to say, "Talk to you later." Even though I'm at a light I shouldn't be using my phone. It gives others the wrong message. As for myself, it would be so easy to just keep talking. That's where I could run into problems.
Talking on the phone can be just as bad as drinking and driving. Some people multi-task better than others. We live in a fast paced society. We think we can get it all done, and having a phone handy is easy. Distracted drivers are 4 times at risk for getting into a crash.
Imagine if you were in an accident due to talking on your phone. You could hurt a whole family!
30 states have outlawed texting and even talking on cell phones while driving when the premiere Dstrctd Drvng goes on air. Nebraska is one of three states to make these secondary offenses, meaning a driver can be pulled over or cited only if another traffic violation is observed. Safety experts expect the danger to increase with 300 million wireless devices already in use in America. The program gives a personal glimpse into the lives of those affected by distracted driving, and considers issues like Inattention Blindness, a cognitive condition that describes the working of the brain while it is multi-tasking.
I'm an instructor. I have problems with my students using cell phones when I'm talking daily. It's a problem in my classroom, and even more of a problem on the road. Lives are at risk on the road!
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