LookOut for new campaign: ‘Many drivers have highly inflated beliefs about their own skills at multitasking. And each time they drive while distracted and get away with it, their confidence only grows.’ — Jay Winsten (Q&A interview)

July 2, 2019 — The Harvard Gazette: “[The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s] Center for Health Communication is planning to tackle a major cause: distracted driving. The center is joining forces with a Hollywood animation studio and a New York ad firm to develop a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the need for drivers to remain focused, a problem that has proved resistant to efforts by legislatures, federal and state agencies, insurance companies, carmakers, nonprofits, and others…[The Harvard Gazette] spoke to Jay Winsten … Continue reading

‘There is no stigma connected or associated with a distracted driving offense. There’s no shame.’

February 6, 2018 — FairWarning: “To combat distracted driving deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…published a 24-page guide outlining the best methods to win convictions…Safety advocates and researchers say tougher penalties alone aren’t likely to get drivers to put down their … Continue reading