Texting and Driving Prevention

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Title:

Texting and Driving Prevention

URL:

https://www.adcouncil.org/campaign/texting-and-driving-prevention

Content Source:

Other
Ad Council
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Messaging while driving—whether sending a text, commenting on a photo, or connecting with friends via an app—is dangerous. Even though 94% of Americans recognize it’s dangerous to send a text while driving, and 91% recognize it’s dangerous to read one, many people still do it.

To address the disconnect between awareness and behavior, our campaign addresses the fact that people are personally engaging in a behavior that they know is dangerous. The campaign reminds drivers from 16 to 34 that no one is special enough to message while driving.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.7.2) Describe practices to avoid to reduce health risks to self and others.

Examples: smoking or vaping, drinking alcohol, using illegal drugs, texting while driving

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.7.2) Demonstrate healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: practicing proper use of prescription medications, good nutrition, proper rest, regular exercise; avoiding driver distractions

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.5.1) Predict the impact on self and others when making a health-related decision.

Examples: following a time-management plan, walking to school, limiting caffeine intake, riding with an impaired driver

a. Analyze options as well as outcomes, when pressured by peers to perform illegal acts.

Examples: underage drinking leading to being arrested, injury or death when not wearing a seat belt, riding a motorcycle without a helmet resulting in head injury

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.7) Analyze the potential susceptibility to and severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.

Examples: possible consequences of driving under the influence, distracted driving, not taking required medications

a. Explain the progression of HIV and AIDS.

b. Explain the progression of Type II diabetes.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.3.4) Explain current laws related to underage drinking, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.7.1) Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.

a. Describe healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and others.

Examples: effective communication skills and safety techniques, reading and understanding medicine labels, immunizations, wellness checkups and compliance

b. Identify negative behaviors that increase health risks to self and others.

Examples: distracted driving, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, vaping, smoking, unprotected sex, behaviors resulting in intentional or unintentional injuries, poor eating habits, physical inactivity

c. Compare and contrast the responsibilities of both parents in teen parenting.

Examples: shared responsibilities; social, financial and educational challenges

Tags: distracted driving, texting
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush