NEW 3-D Program

Dangerous:

I pledge not to drive DANGEROUSLY.


Driving:

I pledge not to text and DRIVE.


Decisions:

I DECIDE not to drink and drive.


AAIM's 3D Program (Dangerous Driving Decisions) has been well received at high schools and colleges. AAIM recognizes our ever-changing world of technology and the dangers that are imposed when electronic devices are used while driving. (Cell phones, texting and i-pods...etc.) While still addressing alcohol issues and drinking and driving, vigorous education and public awareness is needed on distracted driving. AAIM's 3D Program focuses on choices.

Research shows distracted driving may impair your judgment as much as drinking and or drugged driving. And while we understand this is a complex social problem, and no single simple solution exists. Rather, a multifaceted solution encompassing many elements must include education to heighten public awareness; formal education in primary and secondary schools and deterrence through law enforcement. Such an approach will require community involvement, coordination of public and private organizations as never before.

AAIM can help raise awareness by spreading the word about dangerous driving decisions and educating our youth on how important it is not to be distracted while driving. Please take the 3D pledge and help us to teach our children to make good choices. AAIM's 3D presentations give students something to think about. Together we can raise awareness and possibly save a life at your school.

Key Facts and Statistics from Distracted.gov

The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011.

As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA)

10% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.

Drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes. (NHTSA)

Drivers in their 20s make up 27 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes. (NHTSA)

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.(NOPUS)

Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialing and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. (VTTI)

Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. (2009, VTTI)

Headset cell phone use is not substantially safer than hand-held use. (VTTI)

A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving. (UMTRI)