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Distracted Driver Accidents | October 17, 2017

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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

Alabama Teens Practice in Distracted Driving Simulator

October 31, 2012 |

 

 

The 4th Annual Crash Course Teen Driving Summit took place today at the Pelhem Civic Center in Alabama.  On a national average, Alabama ranks high for teen driving fatalities and injuries.  The event held today helped to simulate … Read More

Fatal collision a result of distracted driving

October 22, 2012 |

A fatal collision caused by distracted driving killed a 40-year-old woman near Sherwood Park early Monday morning.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Baseline Road and Highway 216.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police stated that the woman had exited from … Read More

Police to spy on drivers suspected of texting in federal test

October 22, 2012 |

U.S. Department of Transportation has paid police to spy on drivers suspected of texting…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that it is providing a grant of $550,000 that will allow police departments in Connecticut and Massachusetts to … Read More