Public Affairs Specialist, OH
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C: (513) 401-4911
What: As drivers stop to fill up for gas during this summer of record-breaking road travel, AAA is reminding them to put their phones down while driving. AAA has placed important safety reminders aimed at changing attitudes and behaviors surrounding the deadly problem of distracted driving at unlikely places: gas pumps.
AAA’s “Don’t Drive Intexticated.” initiative targets drivers who would never consider drinking a beer behind the wheel and, yet, regularly engage with mobile devices that dangerously take their eyes, hands and minds off driving.
Crashes involving teen drivers spike in summer in what AAA calls the “100 Deadliest Days” between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the 100 deadliest days in 2018, there were 23 people killed in crashes on Ohio roads involving a teen driver (age 15-18). (According to the Ohio Department of Transportation.)
A recent AAA survey of Ohio drivers revealed that 90 percent said they are “concerned” or “very concerned” about their safety on the road due to other drivers being distracted by electronic devices.
Additional survey results conducted in March of 600 Ohio drivers on their thoughts and opinions about distracted driving:
Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving:
*Survey results were released June 19, 2019, as part of the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, which identifies attitudes and behaviors related to traffic safety. The survey data are from a sample of 2,582 licensed drivers ages 16 and older who reported driving in the past 30 days. www.AAAFoundation.org.
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Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
This event had:
This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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