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2014-05-01 08:21:10

Distracted Driving Prevention PSAs distributed during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mazda Motorsports, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the Ad Council announced the high school and college winners of their third annual Project Yellow Light college scholarship contest as part of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month(TM). To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2014-04-30 23:06:28

With several distracted driving applications now on the market, law firm Gordon & Doner is now offering drivers a printable guide to choosing an app that best suits their needs. West Palm Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 South Florida car accident law firm Gordon & Doner is spearheading an effort to reduce texting and driving accidents by publishing a guide to selecting a smartphone app that may curb distracted driving behaviors. Robert Gordon, the firm’s founding partner,...

2014-04-30 12:22:10

More than 75 percent said they engaged in distractions like phone use, eating or feeding a child in University of Michigan study ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that 90 percent of parent drivers said they...

2014-04-29 12:22:01

ITASCA, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council estimates 26 percent of all car crashes involve cell phone use. Although texting is widely considered the riskiest form of distraction, just 5 percent of crashes involve text messaging. An astounding 21 percent involve talking on a cell phone - handheld or hands-free. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/78813 An NSC survey revealed that 8 in 10 drivers mistakenly believe hands-free devices...

2014-04-29 08:23:20

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Washington, D.C. Customers receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-04-25 23:06:37

AirBuds, creator of 'The Most Comfortable Earbuds', has teamed up with Do Good Have Fun, maker of the universal phone car mount, in honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 This month, in honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AirBuds, creator of “the most comfortable earbuds,” has teamed up with Do Good Have Fun, the maker of the hands-free, universal phone car mount, in a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted...

2014-04-24 23:15:25

Officials of Fremont, Nebraska issued a warning against texting and use of cell phones while driving, shared a report. Stisim Drive seconded the advice and suggested driving simulation training to help drivers stay safe while behind the wheel. Fremont, NE (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Distracted driving is a very common cause of road accidents. And so, to help the residents of Fremont in Nebraska stay safer while behind the wheel, local officials issued a texting-while-driving warning, related a...

2014-04-24 23:09:15

Texting and Driving: Another DFW municipality applies the brakes on the practice. Attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses this new law and what it means to commuters. Farmers Branch, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Everyone knows that texting and driving is a dangerous practice, and more states and municipalities throughout the United States are passing laws that ban the practice. While Texas doesn't have a state law banning texting and driving, several DFW municipalities (such as Arlington,...

2014-04-24 12:22:53

Plymouth Rock Assurance Study Finds Need for Increased Distracted Driving Awareness; Company Officially Sets a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title for the Most Pledges to a Safety Campaign BOSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeast regional insurance group Plymouth Rock Assurance has released the results of a new study issued during Distracted Driving Awareness Month revealing nearly two-thirds of drivers polled engage in distracted driving behavior every day. Results also show: --...

2014-04-21 16:20:49

ARLINGTON, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as part of National Distracted Driving Month, American Trucking Associations is urging motorists to put their cell phones away and focus on safe driving while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO In 2012, more than 3,300 people were killed and another 421,000 were injured in distraction-related crashes. In order to reverse this trend, elite drivers are educating the motoring...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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