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shanari

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« on: April 20, 2015, 03:00:17 PM »
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To help do our part and increase awareness, HSE Press Forum will be holding a contest to earn a free safety t-shirt. To be entered into the drawing to win the t-shirt below, simply comment on at least one of our distracted driving forum posts. We will randomly select a winner from our participants during the first week of May, who will be notified via email. UPDATE: This contest has been closed. Thank you for all who participated and feel free to continue the conversation!

Each week, including this week, we will be posting forum questions about distracted driving. For this week, please respond to the following question(s):

Do you think there should be a law prohibiting eating while driving? Do you or someone you know eat while driving and has it ever caused any safety concerns?

Visit the website below for more information about eating while driving.

http://wp.hsepress.com/2015/04/driving-safety-cheeseburgers/


« Last Edit: May 01, 2015, 01:37:00 PM by shanari »


Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org


imran0506

Re: cs Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 09:46:15 PM »
Distracted driving endangers not only those behind the wheel but also their passengers, fellow road occupants and pedestrians. In fact, drivers using hand-held devices are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves, a statistic that has led to them being banned in 11 states.


jimohd2003

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 03:14:48 AM »
Do you think there should be a law prohibiting eating while driving? Do you or someone you know eat while driving and has it ever caused any safety concerns?

Yes ,there should be law prohibiting eating while driving because eating of food requires 101% concentration as well as driving.While studies show the dangers of distracted driving, including eating behind the wheel, we don’t tend to consider eating and driving as dangerous because eating a food alone you need dedication and this could endanger life and there should be law guiding. doing both at a time can cause distraction and can lead to an accident or one’s death , so making law to that respect is very essential.

And I have seen the commercial bus driver in my country Nigeria who was distracted as a result of what he eating, infact almost 80% of us were unconscious when the bus is about getting into the water from the bridge, we nearly die that day, now look at the number of lives that will be reported dead if not for God’s safety, but the truth behind the facts is that our own safety is also required that is the main reason why there should be a law prohibiting it to save more lives.

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 03:19:42 AM »
 driving while engaged in other activities—such as looking after children, texting, talking on the phone or to a passenger, watching videos, eating, or reading—that take the driver’s attention away from the road. All distractions compromise the safety of the driver, passengers, bystanders and those in other vehicles.

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 03:49:17 AM »
No to Eating.

Ubsafe2

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 04:27:49 AM »
Eating, along with other activities that take your attention off the road and your mind off driving should absolutely be restricted. If you have ever had a close call with some one or some thing suddenly appearing in front of you, think of what the results would have been if your beef patty slipped off the bun at that exact moment. While not in favor of "big brother" telling me what to do all the time we need to recognize that driving is a privilege granted to those who agree to abide by established criteria.

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 06:38:59 AM »
some drivers take the car they are driving as if  the car talk to them what ever they are doing the car will say stop not knowing they are doing the worng thing in life, especially in africa were road system is not monitored by traffic officers the drivers do any thing they feel like every year 20% of death is coursed by road accident. to limit it every road authority should employ safety officer in their department for road safety.

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2015, 06:43:06 AM »
eating while driving is same it, than talk for cellphone while driving, this unsafe condition In Colombia my coountry how in others countries it is the principal cause of how many accident and dead by drivers reckless, it is neccesary no only to make laws, if no teach to people to driver with safety

Regards

GraceF05

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 09:47:05 AM »
In some states it already is, it is overlooked, but it is included in the drinking and driving laws.  Anything that causes a driver to remove focus from the road is a potential hazard.  As a mother this includes my screaming children, but you can't make it illegal to have them in the car.  There is a fine line between what is a hazard and a person's  lack of attention and skills that takes a potential hazard into an accident.  It is practically impossible to remove or ban all distractions while driving, especially when they are not enforced!

fletch1958

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 04:45:29 AM »
If it is a distraction for the driver behind the wheel, then it should have the same restriction as any other distraction.

shanari

Re: Distracted Driving Awareness Month Contest Question #4
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 02:00:42 PM »
GraceF05 is our contest winner and was randomly selected to receive a free safety t-shirt!

A big thank you to her and everyone else who participated in our Distracted Driving Contest! There were so many great comments and remarks received. We hope everyone will continue to post and share their knowledge on other forum topics or start their own conversations on one of our boards.

Have a great and safe day!
Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org