The SmartTALK Training Series is an online and mobile App that helps prevent accidents and injuries by teaching safe and responsible cell phone use.
The mobile tutorial, quiz, and interactive games cover safety, ergonomics, and etiquette.
An interactive tutorial and quiz that teaches good cell phone safety habits while driving, walking or operating equipment.
Learn good ergonomic habits that help prevent Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and other injuries related to repetitive motion when texting.
What's your cell phone IQ? This is an interactive tutorial and quiz that teaches good cell phone etiquette to use at school, at work, and in public.
Researchers from the University of Washington monitored 20 of Seattle's busiest intersections and observed the following: Pedestrians who text are four times less likely to look before crossing the street, cross in crosswalks, or obey traffic signals. They also found that texting pedestrians take an average of two seconds longer to cross the street. Talking on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver's reaction time as slow as that of a 70 year old.
In the survey, 24% of drivers reported that they are willing to make a phone call while driving. One in 10 drivers surveyed said that, at least sometimes, they send text messages or emails while driving.Of the drivers surveyed, 14% said they read text messages or emails while driving.
A teen driver riding with one other passenger doubles the risk of being involved in a fatal car crash. With two or more passengers, a fatal accident is 5 times as likely.
Driving Attitudes and Behaviors
Teen drivers are 4 times more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone.