Distracting Driving

Watch the documentary movie “From One Second to the Next” (2013, 34 minutes). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fev32zxoh00

Prior to viewing From One Second to the Next, were you aware of the dangers of distracted driving, texting and driving in particular? If so, how did you learn about the dangers of distracted driving?
Have you ever texted while driving? If yes, why did you choose to text while driving rather than wait until you were finished driving?
Have you ever suffered an adverse event (e.g., crash, near crash, ticket, etc.) because of texting while driving (your texting or someone else’s texting)? If yes, explain what happened.
Talking on a cell phone while driving increases the likelihood of a crash by 4 times. Texting while driving increases the likelihood of a crash by up to 20 times. Using concepts of information processing and/or attention, explain why you think texting while driving is so much more dangerous than talking on a cell phone while driving.
Describe your initial reaction to the movie (i.e., how did it make you feel?).
Do you think this movie is capable of changing the driving behavior of people, including yourself, who watch it? Why, why not?

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