Peggy says each football player has an RFID (radio-frequency identification) sensor embedded in his shoulder pad, providing data such as speed and direction, with the objective of gathering statistics to make informed decisions. She continues, saying how the NFL can use IoT (Internet of Things) to prevent incidents like last year’s deflate-gate.
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02 Are We Focusing on the Wrong Things?
Peggy talks about some of the latest news stories related to distracted driving and says we are going to continue to see these news stories worsen until we find a solution. She suggests everyone take personal responsibility. Peggy suggests we all avoid making calls to loved ones or colleagues when we know they are on the road driving.
03 The Dangers of Talking While Driving
Deb Trombley, senior program manager of transportation initiatives, National Safety Council, says the organization is focused on cellphones because more people are talking on the phone while they are driving. Far more drivers are talking on their phones than manually handling their phones, she explains. Also, she says when an adult passenger is in the car, they help reduce crashes and serve as a copilot, but someone on the phone can’t help.
04 Cellphone Policies Lead to Behavior Change
Deb Trombley, senior program manager of transportation initiatives, National Safety Council, says the workplace feels the same pressure to respond to bosses and customers—even while they are driving. Many companies are passing cellphone distracted driving policies, she explains, and it can help with behavior change. When an employee is exposed to a safety behavior in the workplace, they will also apply that in their personal life, she says.