THE IMPACT ON LIVES
I pledge not to drive DANGEROUSLY.
I pledge not to text and DRIVE.
I DECIDE not to drink and drive.
AAIM's 3D Program (Dangerous Driving Decisions) has been well received at elementary schools, 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
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2013 alone, 3,154 were killed in distracted driving crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, we have held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraged states to adopt tough laws, and launched several campaigns to raise public awareness about the issue.
Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved and help keep America's roadways safe.
Check out the following links to learn more!
National Safety Council
ThinkFirst | National Injury Prevention Foundation