Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part IV “Don’t Drive Blindfolded!”

Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part IV “Don’t Drive Blindfolded!”

This grade seven student understands that distracted driving goes beyond talking and texting on hand-held electronic devices. The talented artist uses great illustrations and captions to list what distractions to avoid when driving.

Most drivers are aware of the laws against using hand-held electronic devices while driving – at least they should be after over a year. However, they may not realize how distracting it can be to eat a messy burger, scroll through a shiny new iPad 2 or try and play your X-Box 360 behind the wheel. Worse yet are drivers who operate vehicles blindfolded!

Another great submission from one of our BC Schools!

Fact: Taking your eyes off the road for just five seconds while driving at highway speeds (90 kms/hr) is like driving the length of a football field completely blind.

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2 thoughts on “Kids Care About Distracted Driving – Part IV “Don’t Drive Blindfolded!”

  1. Ben Buchwalter

    This is a great analogy. Clearly, driving distracted is not like wearing a blindfold for the entire drive. But it’s basically like wearing a blindfold for seconds at a time, during which anything could happen on the road while you’re staring at your phone, etc.

    Thanks for the post!

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Ben, thanks for the positive comments. You hit the nail on the head when you identified how much can change on the road in just seconds. If you’re distracted in those few seconds, it can definitely lead to disaster. Appreciate you dropping by. Cheers, Karen

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