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Decide To Drive Wants "Wreckless" Driving


Distracted driving

Distracted driving

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Backseat drivers are annoying, but then again, so are distracted drivers. Fortunately, there is a distracted driving prevention program called Decide to Drive that now helps you try to prevent the latter without becoming the former. Decide to Drive is sponsored by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and provides plenty of resources that attempt to encourage safe driving.

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By visiting decidetodrive.org, users are able to send out anonymous emails to friends and family with the “Wreck-less Checklist.” These safe-driving tips include everything from adjusting the seats, mirrors, etc. before you start driving to not texting or talking on your phone while driving. The full graphic of what is included in the email message is shown below.

Decide to Drive Wreck-Less Checklist

Decide to Drive Wreck-Less Checklist

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Of course, to send it out, you need to know the person’s email address, but how cool would it be to have the ability to send this email to distracted drivers you see out on the road via their license plate number?

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In addition to being able to send these anonymous emails to distracted drivers in your life, the website has plenty of other resources that help to discourage distracted driving. There are also contests, events and social media involvement, and even provides a community experience that allows users to share their experiences with distracted driving and even rate other people’s stories; the ratings are either “revoke their license” or “just a slap on the wrist.”

The goal of this program is to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving each year, which according to Decide to Drive includes stats such as an average of 421,000 injuries each year and 3,328 fatalities in 2012.

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