In this era, with technology as a part of everyday life, it has become difficult to use a simple Public Service Announcement (PSA) as a way to reduce distracted drivers. This is due, for the most part, to the developed habit of assuming. People believe, since it’s seen in many shows and commercials, that those ‘bad things’ that come as a result of distracted driving are not likely to occur to them. People want to prove that they are able to do multiple tasks at once and every PSA would be a challenge so to speak, to show they are above average at multitasking. Those such assumptions and aspirations to prove oneself have resulted in such growing rates. On the other hand however, there’s a way to use such a method for those who are prepared and …show more content…
Amongst them, is the simple fact the many people assume announcements lack consequences. In such cases, an announcement through media will not have as great an impact as compared to the consequences that are brought forward due to ignoring such messages. Humans are used to consequences being explained to them to end a habit or start a new one, but they have a built in complex into which they ‘figure’ that it is impossible to happen to themselves. Another following reason is how the PSA is presented. In current technology, life has been so based on communication through technology. The use of media such as television and other channels that have no link to social media could mean the information doesn’t reach the entire public, only reaching those who are watching, and paying attention to, these channels. It’s nearly impossible to target every young driver there is in the state of florida. Unfortunately, that is a very difficult problem to solve. Public Service Announcements have little impact on a liberal community. It’s the perceptions on distracted driving that differ and through the use of PSA’s there is little chance of change for this mentality. It’s a waste of an announcement if it’s target is only reaching a small portion of the population. With distracted driving, that minimal understanding basic rules of traffic is acceptable as long as you don’t break
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Less design, lesser safety The world of PSA posters is Vast, a call to action and/or pleasant to the eye, but this PSA doesn't fit the bill. Texting and driving is possibly the worst thing to commit driving especially to younger drivers who are starting out and/or inexperienced, nonetheless a phone should never be in a young driver's hand while on the road. As stated “7% of drivers ages 15-19 involved in 2020 fatal crashes were reported as distracted”(StopTheText) more and more new drivers are committing the same fatal mistake. This PSA fails to encourage safer driving due to its lackluster design.
PSAs will remind you of the dangers by giving you analogies or just going right to the point which is appreciated, but it does not really mean anything. For example, you can write whatever you want on a piece of paper or say anything you want on camera and it will not matter because nowadays, anything with a meaning or lasting longer than a minute is not worth watching. PSA creators/writers know what topics to show, but sometimes they do not go a long way. There are a few persuasive or convincing PSAs about distracted driving, and if shown in the right way and time, they can be somewhat effective. In general, PSAs are mostly neutral, they are there but they are really not.
How to Fight Distracted Driving by Lianna Thompson Safer roads is a goal that virtually everyone benefits from since we all share the road infrastructure. However this goal of safe roads can be difficult since there are many circumstances that can put drivers in dangerous situations. But perhaps the one that has gotten the most attention as of late is the issue of distracted driving. There have been countless attempts in order to help stop this issue, yet it still remains one of the leading causes of auto accidents.
When cell phones are used, it peels our eyes away from the road, it takes our mind off of driving safely, and it draws our hands off of the steering wheel. Oftentimes, just taking a glimpse at your phone, can lead to inevitable consequences. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than nine people die and over a thousand people are injured in distracted driving cases, every day in America (CDC, Distracted Driving). This disturbing data clearly exhibits the devastating consequences of distracted driving, and those numbers are expected to grow, as it has done consistently since 2011. Thus, this furthers the need to take action towards ending distracted
Most driving incidents comes from drivers being distracted. The distractions comes from text messages, phone calls and radio. Having a Public Service Announcement (PSA) will reduce the distracted driving incidents because, people will show the serious consequences, raise awareness, reduce the numbers in distractions car
I. Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide. A. To convince the public why cell phones should be banned while driving. B. To show the dangers and results of distracted driving. C. Distracted driving is any activity that takes away a person’s attention from driving.
With the public service announcements that the school system has access to, there are very many more options when looking into stopping distracted driving with the school. The only way to really convey such an important message is there a personal connection. When looking into solutions for distracted driving, it is important to try to find people who can influence the audience in a personal way instead of random strangers poorly acting their way through the very common distracted driving stories. There are so many people in the world who have been deeply affected by distracted driving that in every school there are always people who can step up and tell their story to reach out to a wider audience on a more personal level. That is the way that the school system will effectively fight distracted
A PSA can reduce the number of distracted driving incidents if it is taken seriously by the person reading it. A person can have the mindset 'this will never happen to my friends, my family, or myself. ' Than the person does get in a crash or knows someone he did and thinks 'it must of been the other person’s fault and not my loved one/friend. ' There is also no way to stop distracted driving once and for all, but there are ways to prevent it and different types of PSA 's that can help with that. Distracted driving can kill people how are just taking their pet, children or themselves out for a walk or the the store to buy milk.
Cell Phones are a well-known source of distraction for drivers. The impairments associated with using a cell phone behind the wheel are on par with those of drunk driving, and the US National Safety Council has implicated device usage in 26% of all vehicular crashes (Bernstein & Bernstein 1). Distracted driving is a growing public safety hazard, with the number of fatal wrecks increasing each year. Research shows that there is a great need for increasing public awareness of the potential risks associated with cell phones and other devices. Due to the proliferation of text messaging, smart phones, and interactive apps; drivers are more prone to take their eyes off of the road.
In the last 50 years, distracted driving has become a leading cause of accidents. As technology has improved, it is more common to own smartphones, which, as the author has mentioned, are addicting to the point where they can be difficult to put away, even at the risk of personal and extrapersonal harm. When first learning to drive, one is more focused on the road, due to the nature of the new experiences, however as ability grows, attention slips from the road to include distractions such as smartphones. There are similarities between distracted and drunk driving, being one is respectively under the influence of either alcohol or technology. While there is more emphasis on not driving while drunk, the indicators of distracted driving are
A distracted driver would travel the length of a football field when driving sixty miles per hour (Hollister, 2013). The length and amount of time could cause a horrific accident. Traffic safety researchers at Virginia Tech also recognized that those who participate in the act of texting and driving will be twenty-three times more likely to crash (Johnson, 2012). Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it.
In today’s society, distracted driving is a major issue, one we have been struggling with since the invention of cell phones. In 2013 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving in the US. While many methods have been used to try and stop distracted driving, people are still in search of the best way to go about it. Many believe that we will get the best results by distributing PSAs, or Public Service Announcements, across the nation through different forms of media. They believe that, by showing people the facts, they will become more educated on the dangers of distracted driving and cease to do so.
Name: Davon Dower Date: April 15, 2015 Persuasive Speech Title: Texting While Driving General Purpose: to persuade Specific Purpose: To convince the audience that driving is a serious matter and it could cause risk Proposition Statement: I want to convince you all to start focusing more on driving then texting, because it can wait. INTRODUCTION: I. Attention Getter:
“The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 10 percent of crashes involving injuries, and 14 percent of all crashes reported by police were directly or indirectly caused by driver distraction. That year, 3,477 people were killed and approximately 391,000 people were injured on American roads as a result of distracted driving” (“Distracted Driving”