Conlon, Michael, and Brenda Himrich. "Reducing Risk: concentrate on driving." Mass Transit 36.4 (2010): 52+. General OneFile. Web. 11 Nov. 2010
This article informs us of a specific method that was used to help control distracted driving. The persons that developed this simple program had become alarmed at the rising casualties that had become a problem in their company. It is evident that there is no way that a person can have a conversation on the phone without distracting themselves from the task of driving. They then decided that something needed to be done in order to halt this problem. They developed a program to help its operators stray focused on their driving, and to help control any distractions that might come up, even if they were not specifically related to a cell phone. The approach they took was of informing their workers, and making distracted driving a more serious violation of their rules, which in turn made a more severe disciplinary action. The company also realized that having their campaign once was not enough. They realized that they needed to be consistent and reemphasize their training in order for it to be effective.
This article gives a specific example on distracted driving. In this example a company is tackling how to handle the distracted driving issue. It also gives the benefits of having a useful program to counteract it. The way that they handled their problem can give insight to authorities or to our local government on how to handle the texting and driving issue. Simply educating the public and having harsher punishments for texting while driving could make a huge difference. This also makes it obvious that applying this method once is not going to be enough, for this problem to be eradicated.
"Distracted driving s not just about using cell phones; it includes a wide range of issues."
"Driving while talking on the phone reduces situational awareness equivalent to driving while impaired."