An infographic demonstrating just a few of the many tips that can help a person avoid distracted driving and keep the road safe.
I choose to make an infographic on some things that you shouldn’t do while driving.
Making sure you leave early and know how to get to a certain location is always important with driving. The last thing you want to do is leave in a hurry to get to your destination. It isn’t worth the risk of your life to get somewhere. Therefore, it is better to plan ahead and make sure you have enough time to drive to the location you need to be in. Call ahead if you know you will be late to a meeting or gathering. It is okay to be late for a few minutes than to never show up because you got in an accident. Also if you are having a bad day, it’s better to drive when you are fully focused on the road and not on what happened to you on that day.
The graphic is titled “Eyes on the Road” and it shows how distracted driving is a major problem. Texting on your phone, socializing with others, and listening to loud music, all are factors that contribute to reckless driving. The driver should have their eyes on the road at all times. Driving is a privilege and should not be taken for granted.
A poster, showing the blurred drawing of a woman driving a car. She is doing her make-up and talking on the phone, she crashed into a tree causing her death. The orange text ‘Distracted Driving Kills’ is on top in graffiti, the word ‘kills’ dripping down. Three tips to prevent distracted driving are under the orange ‘graffiti. 1. Put down the phone, with an image of a smartphone 2. Wait to do your make up 3. Pull over to eat, with the image of a pizza slice At the bottom of the drawing, there is another tip 4. If you’re tired pullover and rest with the image of a closed eye
I decided to draw an image of a young person texting and showing how important it is to not be distracted while you are driving. Decidí dibujar una imagen de un joven enviando mensajes de texto y mostrando lo importante que es no distraerse mientras conduces.
A brief comic depicting the harsh reality of the consequences of texting and driving.
Small Poem, creates a depressing emotion to emphasize the aura of death and danger that comes about from Texting and driving.
The Don’t Text and Drive Billboard details a young teenager that is texting back and forth but cannot send the last message or make it home alive. Texting and driving is an incredibly dangerous act and the poster’s usage of blood, shattered screen, and an unfinished text message shows just that. By typing a text and trying to send it, you are risking your life and not being able to see your loved ones that you are driving home to. It is better safe than sent, so place your life above sending a message and do not text and drive.
The infograph I created gives simple instructions to small habits teens could learn to combat distracted driving.
Distracted driving is any activity that takes a driver’s focus off the road. Unfortunately, thousands of lives get taken every year, due to driving while distracted. This eye-catching infographic/poster highlights the staggering statistics and offers solutions to help reduce distracted driving. (an original design created on Canva)
When a driver uses their phone while operating their car, it not only endangers himself/herself but everyone else on the road. From texting to operating a phone’s GPS, any kind of phone use can be detrimental to a person’s health. I designed an infographic to inform the readers about the risks of using one’s phones while operating a car (more than 1/4 car crashes involve phone use) and how one can change their habits for the better, such as turning off one’s phone while driving. The message of the infographic is to say “TTYL” to phone use while driving and I believe that I effectively convey this message by demonstrating the negative affects of operating a car while using a phone (more than 25% of crashes occur this way) and ways people can change their habits for the better, such as having someone else in the car operate the driver’s phone for them. It is displayed through easy to read language and through the use of bright colors, finished off with a text bubble at the end with “TTYL!” inside of it, representing the erasing of phone use while driving. The purpose of my infographic was to effectively demonstrate the harmful affects of phone use while driving a car and to explain positive habits one can have while driving a car.
Texting while driving is never worth it. Put down your phone.
We are supposed to have our eyes focus about fifteen second away from us while driving. When our eyes linger off the road we tend to be distracted. Making us likely to have an accident or get pulled over. Being distracted while driving is dangerous, or even deadly. This is why eyes are represented in the painting to show that everyone is watching the road and your vehicle. Eyes are protection and so is the car. The woman represents distraction and her split face means her mind is off in many places. Overall, she is not focused, unlike the eyes staring ahead.
Focusing on the road with so many distractions around you is hard. But you can do it. Focus.
I creating a game to encourage safe driving. The goal is to get 100 or more points. In order to gain points, you must partake in safe driving practices and you can also lose points when your driving is reckless. Because young people often do not feel motivated to abide by safe driving practices, I created an interactive and captivating game to tap into their competitiveness and egos. Parents and adults can attach prizes to the points creating a fun and motivating encouragement of safe driving rather than just the fear of punishment. This is important because fear is not the biggest motivator and many young people are invincible, so creating a mentally and physically rewarding motivation will more likely have greater success.