We suffer from “Winter Amnesia.” Many have forgotten what adjustments are needed for safe winter driving. NHTSA data- 2019-20 40.1 Billion miles driven reduction; 7% increase in fatal crash deaths. Increase in pedestrians, motorcyclists and young drivers killed. Many autopsies reveal concomitant use of opiods, alcohol &/or marijuana Use of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana surging according to national survey in WSJ (5/9). About half of those killed not wearing seat belts. Not-so-smart phones major problem, Too may of us have become addicted to cell phones. Crash every 8 seconds; death every 15 minutes.
Michigan more crash deaths than New York.
By design, we are being held captive by Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, etc.
We need to throw off these shackles and go back to traditional forms of communication like face-to-face discussions. Can you drive without using the phone? Take the “NO TEXTING” pledge on this website. MI Police say texting worst problem related to crashes.
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Wonderful site you have here but I was curious if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about here?
I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get comments from
other experienced people that share the same interest.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!
Thanks and sadly, we have looked ourselves. Beyond corporate message campaigns and a few other non-501 groups, there is very little talk about this. If you would like to have more info about spreading the word, we will be more than happy to help.
Sorry for the late reply, we have been busy building a new program that addresses more age groups directly.
Find Road to Zero website–part of NSC.