Social Sam

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Listen to this conversation between Sam and his friend.

  • Does Social Sam’s story or parts of it sound like anyone you know?
  • How would you define impaired driving?
  • In 2015, there were 960 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol crashes in Texas. That’s 27% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Almost three Texans are killed every day in alcohol-impaired crashes.
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Careless Carl

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Listen to this conversation between Carl and his passenger.

  • Does Careless Carl’s story or parts of it sound like anyone you know?
  • Even though Texas is one of only 20 states with seat belt use rates of 90% or higher, in 2014 nearly 1,000 Texans killed in car crashes were known to not be properly restrained.
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Daredevil Dave

Daredevil Dave - Aggressive Driver

Listen to this conversation between Dave and his passenger.

  • Does Daredevil Dave’s story or parts of it sound like anyone you know?
  • How would you define aggressive driving?
    • The prototype of an aggressive driver can be all over the map, from a mom who is late for her children’s soccer game, to a person who habitually takes their anger out on the road.
    • Aggressive drivers do not fit a common profile. They include all backgrounds: male, female, wealthy, poor, college graduate or school dropout.
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Babblin’ Betsy

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Listen to this conversation between Babblin’ Betsy and her friend.

  • Does Babblin’ Betsy’s story or parts of it sound like anyone you know?
  • In 2014, police reports indicate 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
  • Is Betsy’s conversation really important enough to risk a life?
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