Premieres Thursday, Jun 21 at 8:00 pm
Repeats Tuesday, Jul 17 at 10:00 pm and Saturday, Sept 15 at 7:00 pm
Watch this documentary if you are concerned about yours and others’ highway
We all know that if you fall asleep while driving, you will crash shortly
after. Yet drivers are more routinely engaged in distracted behaviors than
ever, when conscious attention is diverted from this potentially hazardous
task, the results can be catastrophic, individually and on a national level,
37,000 U.S. fatalities yearly, lately getting worse. We keep meticulous
track of the wrecks with no effective deterrent. Other countries around the
world are experiencing improvements, not the U.S!
You don’t know when you’ve fallen asleep; likewise, when your mind wanders.
At Survive the Drive, we call it ‘Driving While Oblivious’! That is, unless
you engage yourself in the importance of the job.
There have always been distracted drivers. Without concentration, the mind
wanders with acclimated routine, no apparent need for attention. At
interstate speeds inside the car may be motionless, not even spilling the
coffee, but would hit at the speed of falling off an eight story building!
Add to that electronic gadgetry, communications and entertainment, and other
car features for comfort and convenience. Electronic connectivity satisfies
our need for stimulation, taking consciousness from the complexities of
vehicle guidance and (worse) recognizing kinetic hazards. Some electronics
are designed to supplant the driver to be a more unconnected passenger than
Driving is not that simple. The morbid statistics prove it.
We at Survive the Drive have been making the case for engaged, conscious and
attentive driving since 1996 and continue to do so with our community
service presentations and driver improvement training programs.
We endorse Jennifer Boyd’s efforts and those of her sponsors to bring this
more to the public attention. From the documentary, drivers may improve
their own errant behaviors and recognize that others share the road or are
driving at them with little regard for safety.
President – SurvivetheDrive