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A Car Should Not Be the Gateway to the Internet: Look at the Facts

  • 11% percent of drivers are talking on their phones at any given time, according to a federal study (NYT)
  • 2,600 traffic deaths are caused each year by drivers using cell phones, according to a Harvard study (NYT)
  • 570,000 accidents leading to minor and serious injuries are caused each year by cell phone distractions, according to the same Harvard study (NYT)
  • 50% of Americans believe that texting behind the wheel should be punished at least as harshly as drunk driving (NYT/CBS Poll)

Local Statistics for Woodland Park & Cripple Creek

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Results

2009-2010 Woodland Park High School, 9th-12th grade females & males

During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol?
0 times = 83%
1 time = 7%
2 or 3 times = 5%
4 or 5 times = 1%
6 or more times = 4%

During the past 30 days, how many times did you drive a car or other vehicle when you had been drinking alcohol?
0 times = 92%
1 time = 3%
2 or 3 times = 2%
4 or 5 times = too low to report
6 or more times = 2%

During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone else who had been smoking marijuana?
0 times = 81%
1 time = 5%
2 or 3 times = 5%
4 or 5 times = 3%
6 or more times = 6%

During the past 30 days, how many times did you drive a car or other vehicle when you had been smoking marijuana?
0 times = 90%
1 time = 3%
2 or 3 times = 3%
4 or 5 times = 1%
6 or more times = 2%

How often do you wear a seat belt when driving a car?
I do not drive a car = 36%
Never wear a seat belt = 1%
Rarely wear a seat belt = 2%
Sometimes wear a seat belt = 2%
Most of the time wear a seat belt = 6%
Always wear a seatbelt = 52%

How often do you wear a seat belt when riding in a car driven by someone else?
Never = 3%
Rarely = 3%
Sometimes = 7%
Most of the time = 24%
Always = 63%


Woodland Park Middle School, 6th- 8th grade males & females

During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol?
0 times = 87%
1 time = 7%
2 or 3 times = 3%
4 or 5 times = 2%
6 or more times = 2%

During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone else who had been smoking marijuana?
0 times = 95%
1 time = 3%
2 or 3 times = too low to report
4 or 5 times = too low to report
6 or more times = 1%

How often do you wear a seat belt when riding in a car driven by someone else?
Never = 2%
Rarely = 4%
Sometimes = 9%
Most of the time = 26%
Always = 59%


Cripple-Creek Victor Jr-Sr High School, 6th-12th males & females

During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol?
0 times = 73%
1 time = 12%
2 or 3 times = 8%
4 or % times = too low to report
6 or more times = 4%

During the past 30 days, how many times did you drive a car or other vehicle when you had been drinking alcohol (9th-12th grade)?
0 times = 89%
1 time = too low to report
2 or 3 times = 7%
4 or 5 times = too low to report
6 or more times = too low to report

During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone else who had been smoking marijuana?
0 times = 74%
1 time = 9%
2 or 3 times = 6%
4 or 5 times = 4%
6 or more times = 7%

During the past 30 days, how many times did you drive a car or other vehicle when you had been smoking marijuana (9th-12th grade)?
0 times = 74%
1 time = 12%
2 or 3 times = 5%
4 or 5 times = too low to report
6 or more times = 7%

How often do you wear a seat belt when driving a car (9th-12th grade)?
I do not drive a car = 30%
Never wear a seat belt = 6%
Rarely wear a seat belt = too low to report
Sometimes wear a seat belt = 6%
Most of the time wear a seat belt = 14%
Always wear a seatbelt = 40%

How often do you wear a seat belt when riding in a car driven by someone else?
Never = 6%
Rarely = 7%
Sometimes = 15%
Most of the time = 27%
Always = 45%

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