Paul Atchley

Distraction is Literally Killing Us
Speaking at TEDxYouth@KC

Paul Atchley gave an enlightening presentation for TEDx Talks at the TEDxYouthKC event in 2017. His research shows that drivers are four times more likely to get into a car crash while using their mobile phones – which is as bad or worse than drunk driving. Atchley is part of state and national efforts to reduce distracted driving and works with Fortune 500 companies to improve fleet safety.

Play the video above to listen to his speech as presented at the 2017 TEDxYouth@KC event, or read through the transcript below.

The team at is passionate about safety and are thrilled to share this video in our Safety Masters series. The link to the entire transcript of his speech is below for you to read, be in awe of, learn from, be inspired by and share.

You will not find a transcript of this speech anywhere else! This is an exclusive from If you have just a few minutes, we encourage you to just skim the transcript.  Paul Atchley has been conducting research and teaching about cognitive factors related to driving for over 25 years. He is considered one of the nation's foremost experts on issues of vision and attention, including their relationship to driving.

Paul Atchley, Distraction is Killing Us
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