Kohl's Safe and Sound, an injury prevention service of Children's Hospital at Erlanger provides classes and events on topics such as distracted driving, car seat safety, bicycle and toy safety, and more.
All classes and information are free of charge and are designed to promote awareness of and aversion strategies for day-to-day situations that may pose preventable risks to children.
A few of our cornerstone programs and classes are:
What is DISTRACTED DRIVING?
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. These types of distractions include:
- Using a cell phone or smartphone
- Eating and drinking
- Talking to passengers
- Reading, including maps
- Using a navigation system
- Watching a video
- Adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player
But, because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction. The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all Americans about the danger it poses. Following are facts and statistics that are powerfully persuasive. If you don't already think distracted driving is a safety problem, please take a moment to learn more. Together, we can help save lives.
Key Facts and Statistics
- The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328 in 2012. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011.
- As of December 2012, 171.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA)
- 11% of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted.
- For drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes, 21 percent of the distracted drivers were distracted by the use of cell phones (NHTSA)
- At any given daylight moment
This information procvided by www.Distraction.gov
Safe Journey Child Passenger Safety Monthly Checkpoints
“Safe Journey” addresses occupant protection and the correct use of child passenger safety devices (car seats) through public and professional education and awareness. Safe Journey is an education outlet for community organizations and agencies interested in offering child passenger saftey information and education to families and care givers of young children. The staff of Safe Journey conducts weekly car seat checkpoints in Hamilton County and surrounding areas.
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