Distracted Drivers

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Distracted Drivers by Mind Map: Distracted Drivers

1. Scenario: Milly is giving her younger siblings a lift home from school, as she is driving her siblings start to fight and scream at each other. Milly begins to talk to them to try and figure it out while still driving.

2. phone use

2.1. What Influences play a role in decisions made by young people? Phones play a huge role on young, influential people currently, with social media and fellow friends/family taking a big part in this. While being on your phone/nearby a phone is necessary in some situations, it is better to learn how dangerous it can be to be on your phone while driving ahead of time.

2.2. Scenario: As Alex is driving down her street, almost home she is suddenly flooded with multiple notfications and becomes curious as to why she is needed so urgently. She glances over to see her mum has been texting her numerous time and picks up her phone to read the messages.

2.3. What are the consequences of the risk-taking behaviours for an individual and community ? Drivers who are caught using their mobile phone whilst driving face fines and could lose their licence through demerit point penalties: Offenders will be penalised four demerit points for illegally using their mobile phone Mobile phone offences are included in double demerit periods. Another outcome that could occur is if you are to crash and therefore hurt/injure yourself or anyone else.

3. engaging with other passengers

3.1. What are the consequences of the risk-taking behaviours for an individual and community? Legally, laws apply to P and L plate drivers surrounding when, where and who they can drive. After the hour of 11pm at night a P/L plater is prohibited from having over 2 passengers in there car with them at once, unless they are considered relatives. The consequences include being fined, loss of license and demerit points taken.

3.2. What are the influences playing a role in decisions made by young people? Socially, it is exciting for young drivers to interact with each other while driving, although it can actually affect the overall driving of the driver if they become too distracted and is a very common cause to crashes.

4. eating/drinking

4.1. What are the influences playing a role in decisions made by young people? With modern technologies of drive-thrus and gas station supermarkets, food and drinks (non-alcoholic) are almost too accesable in our everyday lives. Both sociocltural and personal factors infulence when and how we eat/drink, but it is recommended you donot do it while driving.

4.2. scenario: Maya is hungry on her way home from work. She sees a McDonalds drive-thru on the way home and decides to stop by for some food. She can't resist and decides to eat her food as she is driving the rest of the trip home. The food is on the passengers seat and she leans over to grab it as she is driving.

4.3. What are the consequences of the risk-taking behaviours for an individual and community? Eating and drinking while driving can eventually become an economical burden among young influential drivers. If taken to extremes, in a situation where a crash may occur, people will be hurt both mentally and physically.

5. navigation systems/bluetooth

5.1. What Influences play a role in decisions made by young people? While using navigation systems and bluetooth provided in the interior of your chosen car may be seen as an asset to you, it has the potential to play an individual role on you and distract you from your driving as some people get worked up/irritated by it.

5.2. Scenario: Emily is a P plate driver, she is lost on her way to a friends house and doesn't know whether to take a left or right turn at the upcoming intersection. She has a navigation system in her car and the ability to enter the address in order to find out where to go. She enters her destination into the car while driving.

5.3. What are the consequences of the risk-taking behaviours for an individual and community? Rules apply to P and L platers surrounding not being able to use bluetooth at all and the loss of license, or demerit points taken is the outcome.

6. emotionally influenced drivers

6.1. What Influences play a role in decisions made by young people? While still developing/growing, young people are often placed under times of stress and pressure, this could do with schoolwork, work, or relationships. Under no circumstance should a mentally unstable person be driving as it plays a huge role in the way they can concentrate and thoroughly affects the persons driving skills.

6.2. Scenario: Liam has just received his HSC results and is not happy. He decides to go to speak to his parents and is feeling very nervous and anxious as a result. He gets in his car and begins to drive to their house as his mind is still focused on other things.

6.3. What are the consequences of the risk-taking behaviours for an individual and community ? Althought there are legally no rules surrounding what moods you can drive in, it emotionally can