Text, Talk and Ticket Campaign Distracted Driving - Heather's Story
Students Aganst Destructive Decisions http://www.sadd.org/stats.htm
Mothers Against Drunk Driving http://www.madd.org/
Remember It's Not A Race.
SLOW DOWN OR PAY UP.
Last year 2.7 million injuries an 43,443 traffic fatalities were recorded in the United States-the highest number in 15 years. Since speed is a factor in 1/3 of all fatal crashes, Washington State is cracking down on speed law violators. That means drivers need tobe sure they obey posted speed limits and slow down in heavy traffic and in bad weather.
Obey posted speed limits.
Law enforcement is stopping people who are speeding as part of a pilot project to save lives on Washington roads. This road hasbeen identified as a high speeding-related collision area.
Slow down in heavy traffic or bad weather.
Driving in heavy traffic means you must be prepared for many hazardous situations such as sudden stops, erractic drivers and limited sight distance. Bad weather reduces visibility and wet or icy roads increase stopping distance.
Remember, at 60 mph, a braking vehicle can travel 270 feet before coming to a complete stop. At 70 mph that distance increases to 342 feet-greater than the length of a football field! Stay back at least one car-length per 10 mph.
$ 124.00 Ticket
(1) A person operating a moving motor vehicle who, by means of an electronic wireless communications device, sends, reads, or writes a text message, is guilty of a traffic infraction. A person does not send, read, or write a text message when he or she reads, selects, or enters a phone number or name in a wireless communications device for the purpose of making a phone call. RCW46.61.668
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) a person operating a moving motor vehicle while holding a wireless communications device to his orher ear is guilty of a traffic infraction.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person operating: (b) A moving motor vehicle using a wireless communications device in hands-free mode;
(4) For purposes of this section, "hands-free mode" means the use of a wireless communications device with a speaker phone, headset, or earpiece. RCW 46.61.667
IN AN INSTANT.....
Your life can change forever.
Vehicle crashes cause hundreds of brain injuries each year.
Life as you knew it......
gone in an instant.
Wear your seat belt
Drive clean and sober
Avoid distractions, like texting
Prevent brain injuries.
Avoid road rage & agressive driving
Obey posted speed limits
Give enough space for Trucks and other vehicles.
Stop for school buses
Stop for pedestrains
Pull to the side of the road for emergency vehicles
Secure all of your loads
Share the road with Bicyclists
Know and Obey all traffic laws
Know your rights & responsibilities