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Distracted Driver Accidents | October 24, 2018

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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute New Study On Different Distracted Driving Behaviors

March 22, 2016 |

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has conducted a naturalistic driving study in which researches track the real-time actions of drivers by equipping vehicles with sensors, radars, and cameras with the goal of learning what specific distracted driving behaviors and actions … 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

Amanda’s Story

October 24, 2015 | | 8 Comments

The adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” has perhaps never been more befitting an image then that of the mangled car that Amanda Kloehr was wrenched from after being buried by a tractor trailer in a 2008 car … 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

Chaffin Luhana Foundation CLF DRiver AWareness Challenge (Now Open)

September 25, 2015 |

Did you know that car crashes are the number one youth killer in the United States, with 390,000+ Americans injured or killed in distracted driving accidents each year? To raise awareness of this critical issue, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation is … Read More

How Car Companies Are Using Technology To Help Prevent Distracted Driving

September 15, 2015 | | One Comment

It has been almost one full year since a school bus driver in Tennessee, James Davenport, was texting while driving when he swerved onto the other side of the highway and crashed into a second school bus. The school bus … Read More

Distracted Driving Quiz

April 16, 2015 |

Came across this quiz on the Chaffin Luhana, LLP Pittsburgh, PA personal injury law firm website.  I like searching the web while looking for different distracted driving related quizzes and testing my knowledge out on them.  Usually each quiz has … Read More

Toyota Using New Oculus Rift Distracted Driving Simulator to Educate Drivers

February 18, 2015 |

The great physiologist Pavlov famously conducted the classical conditioning experiment making dogs salivate at the ringing of a bell while waiting to be fed.  I have a difficult time thinking of anything else in the present day that is more comparable … Read More

Apple’s Siri: Digital Assistant or Dangerous Distraction?

December 2, 2014 |

While it may come as no surprise, physical distraction, such as reaching for the radio dial, and visual distraction, like reading a text message, can be an extremely dangerous type of distracted driving. What American motorists may find … Read More