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Distracted Driver Accidents | January 22, 2018

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California to Recieve Federal Funding to Curb Texting While Driving

November 16, 2012 |

The U.S Department of Transportation is sending Sacramento $1.5 Million to combat distracted driving across the state.

The funding is said to go specifically towards Public Service Announcements and for increased police enforcement of the use of cell phones while … Read More

Dangers of Distracted Driving (Infographic)

November 15, 2012 | | 7 Comments

Distracted driving is any type of action that takes an individual’s attention away from the road and the act of driving.  Distracted driving puts everyone on the road in danger.  Some of the most common types of distracted driving include:  … Read More

Florida Remains Free of Distracted-Driving Laws

November 14, 2012 |

Students at Carrollwood Day School experienced firsthand the dangers of texting while driving. The results were what the instructors expected, with most of the students crashing the car during the video simulation. Thankfully it was only a simulation and … Read More

Officers Struggle to Enforce Texting While Driving Laws

November 12, 2012 | | One Comment

Ten taps. That is the amount officers are using to determine if a person is texting versus simply dialing a phone number. Ten taps. A number has seven, so if you screw up more than once you might be … Read More

Worcester County District Attorney Puts on “Distracted Driving” Program

November 8, 2012 |

Hundreds of teens and concerned parents gathered at the Webster-Dudley Boys and Girls club in Worcester County, Massachusetts Tuesday for a distracted driving community out reach program.

The event, which was initially started in response to a teenage girl who lost … Read More

Distracted Driver Causes Fatal Accident

November 5, 2012 |

A driver of a Cadillac sedan, who, according to investigators, was distracted by his ringing cell phone, caused an fatal accident in Porterville, California.  The fatal distracted driving crash occurred Saturday night.  The driver’s cell phone had apparently fallen, … Read More

The Distracted Driving Epidemic

November 2, 2012 | | One Comment

Upon the introduction of smartphones and increased multi-tasking behavior, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling distracted driving an epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation 3,092 people died and 416,000 were injured in crashes involving a … Read More

Missouri High School Students Learn about Dangers of Distracted Driving

November 2, 2012 |

 

Monett High School, in Missouri showed the dangers of distracted driving through a docudrama played out in real life in front of them.  A program entitles “Dangers of Distraction” was presented by Merry and Ron Dye in the … Read More

Hoover students focus attention on distracted driving

November 1, 2012 |

The National Safety Council estimates there were more than 1 million crashes in the United States this year caused by drivers distracted by their cellphones. The Hoover, AL community and officials are rallying this week to bring to light the … Read More

Teenager sentenced to one year in prison for texting while driving

October 31, 2012 |

A Massachusetts teenager was sentenced to one year in prison after his texting while driving led to a crash that caused fatal and serious injuries.

Prosecutors allege that Deveau, who was only 17 years old at the time of the … Read More