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.

Daily text messaging among American teens has shot up from 38% in February of 2008 to 54% in September 2009. Text messaging has become the primary way teens reach their friends. One in three teens send more than 100 texts a day, or more than 3,000 texts a month.

According to the National Safety Council, 28% of all crashes involve talking or texting on cell phones.