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Distracted Driver Accidents | September 23, 2017

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Texting and Driving Articles

Alabama Convicts Distracted Driver of Manslaughter

February 16, 2017 | | One Comment

It’s Alabama’s first conviction of manslaughter while texting and driving: Jonathan Raynes, 23, will serve two years in prison followed by eight years of probation for a car accident killing 24-year-old Miranda Hamilton.

Raynes, who momentarily took his eyes … Read More

Causes of Nighttime Accidents – More Than Just Cell Phones

January 25, 2017 |

Warmer nights are almost here, which means the school year is coming to an end, families are headed on vacation, and more people are staying out into the night hours – putting more drivers and passengers at risk of nighttime … Read More

What the 10 Most Dangerous Highways Have in Common

November 29, 2016 | | One Comment

Multitasking can make a person more productive in almost every aspect of their life, with one notable exception: driving. From texting (even with Siri) to answering emotional phone calls, eating behind the wheel or simply lost in thought, distracted driving … 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

Texas Blocks Texting and Driving Ban

August 25, 2016 |

Three times the Texas government has attempted to pass a ban on texting and driving, and three times the measure has failed due to opposition from conservative Republicans in the State Senate. Those who have voted against the measure claim … Read More

Littering Fines Higher Than Texting and Driving Fines

August 16, 2016 |

Texting and driving has become an ever-increasing problem on the roads today; in fact, there are 327.5 million active cell phone subscriptions in the U.S., which is more than one for every person in the country. This constant access to … 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

Biking and Driving With Earbuds Illegal in California

July 22, 2016 |

How do you kill time on your daily commute? For many California motorists, listening to music, an audiobook, or the radio is the only way to stay sane on our state’s highways. But if you ride on a bicycle or … Read More

Texting Isn’t the Only Form of Distracted Driving

July 20, 2016 | | One Comment

80% of vehicle crashes involve some form of distracted driving according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). While cell phone use gets a lot of attention for causing crashes, … Read More