04.24.18 | Episode 560

04.24.18 | Episode 560

Segment 1

Joel Feldman, president, Casey Feldman Foundation, and founder of EndDD.org

Peggy is joined by Joel Feldman, president, Casey Feldman Foundation, and founder of EndDD.org, who shares his story and distracted driving initiatives. He asks: What is driving? Is it a task to take us from one place to another or an opportunity to do business? He says there has got to be a way to keep each and every one of us from having to suffer a tragedy before we change our behavior. He suggests that if we are going to change this, we have to start with the kids.
EndDD.org

Segment 2

Kathy Lane, senior director of communications, National Safety Council

Peggy interviews Kathy Lane, senior director of communications, National Safety Council, who says Distracted Driving Awareness Month started almost 10 years ago, as car crashes are one of the leading causes of accidents and distracted driving was increasingly becoming an area of focus. She says it works closely with employers because that is where a lot of fatalities happen. Another area of focus is parents because teens are still practicing bad behaviors, she explains. Since we are always connected, 45% of drivers feel pressure from employers to check their emails when driving, for example. She says there is unknowing pressure to immediately respond so one of the messages NSC is sharing is to talk to friends and families and employees that it can wait.
nsc.org

Segment 3

Phil Renaud, executive director, The Risk Institute, Ohio State University

Peggy chats with Phil Renaud, executive director, The Risk Institute, Ohio State University, who says 90% of drivers in the 19-24-year-old bracket agree they have sped, run a red light, or texted while driving. He adds that how roads are designed can have a significant dent here. For instance, towns in Ohio are putting more roundabouts that move traffic around and slows traffic down to make people pay attention to the task of driving. He also explains landscaping can force people to slow down and pay attention.
fisher.osu.edu/risk

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