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Distracted Driver Accidents | December 11, 2017

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Distracted Driving Pedestrian and Cycling Death Continues to Increase

December 9, 2013 |

Pedestrians and cyclists in the United States are suffering deaths by the hands of distracted drivers at an increasing number.  A new study released by the Public Health Reports claims that pedestrian deaths caused by distracted driving have increased by … Read More

Distracted Driving Effects Business

September 18, 2013 |

Around three years ago legislature in the state of Washington made text messaging and the use of handheld devices while driving illegal.  However, a research study by Beth Ebel published in the Seattle Times showed that nearly one in every … Read More

(Distracted Driving) More Dangerous Than People Know

June 3, 2013 |

Quickly becoming one of the most prevalent factors for causes of a car accident, distracted driving might be even more dangerous than it is being reported.

The under reporting of distracted driving has become a frequent mistake made by police … Read More

Distracted Driving Zombies

May 3, 2013 |

The Carnegie Mellon University has conducted many studies and concluded that using a cell phone while driving an automobile reduces the drivers brain activity associated with driving by more then 37%.  This translates into meaning that over a third of … Read More

Statistics Show “Day Dreaming” Maybe The New Distracted Driving

April 16, 2013 |

While cell phones are receiving all the “attention” when it comes to distracted driving, statistics show that there is a bigger component contributing to the fatal act of driving distracted, and that is one’s mind.

Erie Insurance engaged in a … Read More

Is Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than Drunk Driving?

April 2, 2013 | | 34 Comments

According to one DWI attorney in Houston, the answer is yes. “In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured due to car accidents involving distracted drivers and the number is rising every year. Drunk driving claimed 9,967 lives in … Read More

Almost 12,000 Distracted Driving Citations in Nevada

January 2, 2013 | | One Comment

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that state troopers issued 11,992 traffic citations to drivers who were engaging in distracted driving cell phone behavior including talking without hands-free technology, texting, reading and all other non-voice-activated communication in 2012.

Fortunately, statistics and … 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

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

Students Test Their Abilities to Drive While Distracted

October 29, 2012 |

Seven California students learned first-hand the dangers of distracted driving.

In the first time event put together by St. Joseph Health of Sonoma County and other sponsors, students from all around Sonoma were invited to participate in distracted driving experiements. … Read More