Modernization of Driving Licensing and Education
The NHTSA states that, distracted driving is the number one cause of accidents and a, "deadly epidemic."
Over a million people died in auto accidents last year and another two million were seriously injured!
There are six billion mobile phone users and a billion vehicles interacting on the roads daily.
Modern vehicles are loaded with new technical devices and carry-ons that present driver distraction.
Varying type and degree of intoxicated driving is widespread.
The many new driving concentration challenges dictate the need to update twentieth century driver licensing, education, and training. Valuable new safety ideas can help reduce accidents, while at the same time offer additional licensing revenues. DMV, educators, and those with consumer protection concerns, are now presented with an opportunity to modernize driving licensing and education, standards and practices.
The Automobile Safety Foundation, a non profit organization (founded 1988) is introducing novel safety ideas and programs based on the science of road concentration; the required cognitive discipline to sustain road concentration while remaining undistracted. ASF believes the current driving mentality requires a reprogramming from old school driving practices (including the influence of media and Hollywood movies depicting cars that drive themselves, and frivolous driving behaviors) and be introduced to intelligent driving, a new driving psychology, that is interesting, easy to learn, and not at all unpleasant.
Intelligent driving trains with the simple tools, Eyes on the Road/Hands on the Wheel, Practice Road Concentration, Avoid Driver Distraction, and the ASF Copilot License (CL) with safe driving technique for both driver and passengers. ASF submits CL training as a new international industry standard, that should be part of the required protocol necessary to obtain a driving license. The new program could include initiating Copilot License education and training prior to obtaining a driver permit, while also apprising passengers how to copilot to help drive safely. DMV issuing mobile phone licenses could also multitask the CL for an official ID card or offer it for a small charge to the safety-minded that want to make a DMV road concentration safe driver pledge. Obtaining a CL should be a requirement for a moving violation ticket, that would include purchasing of the CL for a additional ticket charge (prioritized over other non-safety tariffs etc.) as well as going to CL school online to learn about road concentration, and the lesson of being socially responsible, as on the road we all copilot and unsafe driving endangers others.
ASF believes that all international licensing agencies, U.S. state DMV, Ministries of Transportation, and licensing bureaus in worldwide, offer new intelligent driving education that includes the science of road concentration, Eyes on the Road/Hands on the Wheel, that increases road concentration while decreasing distracted driving.
Mobile driving licenses, mDL, can offer a user friendly platform for the purchase of the Copilot License.
Distracted driving is a "deadly epidemic" that necessitates new driving education and practices!
The advantages of the Copilot License for mDL are:
- CL offers a new licensing revenue stream for: a. state ID card b. driving permit protocol c. moving violation fine purchase requirement (copilot driving school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5FwyYvBMrM) d. low cost DMV road concentration pledge badge (all CL services can be ordered online or by mobile phone).
CL provides increased road concentration training benefiting driving safety.
CL provides passenger driving safety aids, while decreasing passengers distractions such as dangerous, "back seat drivers."
CL helps train drivers, future drivers, and passengers, the importance of road concentration.
CL can help reduce driver debilitation and impairment accidents.
Team for Auto Safety
ASF safety information is published in many national DMV Driver Handbooks see: http://carsafe.org/letters.php
Last year there were over a million auto accident fatalities, and many more serious injuries! This international safety crisis requires new approaches and immediate actions. ASF believes that all DMV, international licensing bureaus, and educators, incorporate the CL program as part of driver training and licensing protocol.
ASF Gift Card, and CL, can be sent to or viewed on computers, cell phones, apps, email etc.
ASF is offering ASF Gift Card, and CL copyright use for a 15 per cent fee per licensing sale, or a one time negotiable donation. Please write:
ASF P.O. Box 12183 La Jolla, CA 92039
On the road we all Copilot
Team for auto safety!