Emma Benson

Distracted Driving

My sustainability topic that I have chosen with my partner Tigi, is the idea of distracted driving. The results of distracted drivers can get ugly. Not looking at the road can cause many car crashes that can endanger driver’s lives with injuries, brain damage and even death. The reason people aren’t looking at the road is because there are so many distractions at our fingertips! Like texting on your phone, applying makeup or drinking coffee.

The reason many are distracted is not just because it’s tempting, but because many people rush in the morning and don’t have enough time to accomplish what they need to do in their houses. (Like inhaling breakfast, texting your mom or putting on your makeup.) Our chime will have a message relating to this topic. We will have bits and pieces of car, car keys and even some people’s last text messages……. It will be a bit morbid, but that’s how we can get our message across. 

We are hoping that distracted driver’s minds will change after looking at these chimes. I hope that showing car pieces and final text messages before death will help people realize how dangerous not looking at the road is. Our overall goal is to make a positive impact on our community.