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Distracted Driver Accidents | August 22, 2017

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AboutRob Tindula, Author at Distracted Driver Accidents

Rob Tindula

Rob Tindula

Attending the University of California San Diego for four years, Rob spent his time as a student athlete and studying abroad at Freie Universität in Berlin. After graduating in 2012 with a degree in political science and a minor in history, Rob currently spends his time as a member of the coaching staff for the UCSD Men’s Club Volleyball Team and writes on topics ranging from legal issues and general safety to healthy living.

Posts By Rob Tindula

AAA Survey: Young Millennials Are The Worst Behaved Drivers

February 17, 2017 |

Due to their inexperience on the road, young drivers receive more scrutiny behind the wheel. They have to pay more for car insurance, have safe driving programs aimed at teaching them better practices, and even have safety features built into … Read More

Distracted Driving: Eating and Drinking Behind the Wheel

October 19, 2016 | | One Comment

Distracted driving can take on many forms: texting, phone calls, applying makeup, talking to someone else in the car, changing music, or even daydreaming. Although not exclusively prohibited by law in any state, eating while driving is another serious, yet … Read More

Cell Phone Distraction Doesn’t Stop With Just Cars

August 26, 2016 |

When thinking about distracted driving, one’s mind generally gravitates towards motor vehicle accidents. Assuming that distracted driving stops with cars, trucks, and motorcycles however would be a mistake. The same distractions that affect drivers on the road today also hinder … Read More

Pokemon Go and Distracted Driving

August 4, 2016 |

When thinking of distracted driving, one’s mind generally jumps to texting, talking on the phone, taking pictures, eating, or even applying make-up. However a new type of distraction has manifested itself in our everyday lives – catching Pokemon.

Pokemon Go, … Read More

4 Free Apps That Incentivize Driving Safely

June 22, 2016 | | One Comment

By 2016, the dangers of distracted driving have been well quantified. Texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds while also increasing your risk of crash by 23 times. Especially for younger generations … Read More

Drunk Walking Is Distracted Walking

February 3, 2016 |

It’s no secret that there is a clear relationship between intoxication and distraction. Even after just a few drinks, you lose focus and don’t have your full wits about you. Loosening up before going out is by no means wrong, … Read More

Are Secondary Laws Enough to Prevent Distracted Driving?

December 29, 2015 |

According to AAA Nebraska, fatal crashes are on pace to reach their highest levels in the state since 2007. Through December 14th of this year, 228 people have already died in crashes, an increase of 14 percent over the past … Read More

Austin Takes a Strong Stance on Distracted Driving

November 5, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Austin, Texas has been long been known for its rich culture, outdoor appeal, and affinity for college football, but as of January 1, 2015, it became one of the state’s leaders in the fight against distracted driving. In an effort … Read More

Jake’s Law: The Balance of Safety and Privacy

October 15, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Last year, Maryland law makers passed a bill aimed at deterring drivers from using their cell phones by increasing the penalty for accidents caused by distracted driving. The law was inspired by five year old Jake Owen who died in … Read More

Should Distracted Walking Become Punishable By Law?

October 5, 2015 | | 2 Comments

By 2015, the threat of distracted driving and education on the subject has made its way into the collective consciousness. A quick web search will reveal the massive amount of data circulating the internet such as this infographic on cell … Read More