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2014-06-17 23:09:36

NJ Tech Start-up Closes Crowd-Funding Round, Meets Development Milestones and Pursues Pilot Market to Stop Distracted Driving Madison, NJ (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Rider Revenge, the technology platform to reduce Distracted Driving, has announced the launch of their app’s prototype on Apple’s App Store. The launch comes on the heels of successfully closing the Company’s first round of crowd-funding. "The launch of our prototype on the Apple Store is a significant development...

2014-06-11 08:21:44

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Connecticut. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-06-09 12:20:48

~ New Data Released During National Safety Month Shows That Eating or Drinking While Driving is Nearly as Dangerous as Texting Your Friends or Using Your Hands-Free Device SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morning commuters may look sharp in their business attire as they sip lattes on their way to work and talk on their hands-free phone, but these drivers are engaging in behavior that is as risky as teenage drivers updating social media on their smartphones from behind the...

2014-06-03 23:05:51

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses National Safety Month, and offers a few important safety tips. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (together with a number of interested stakeholders) have planned numerous activities to sensitize the public on the importance of being safe at all times. On this year’s menu, the council hopes to strengthen its commitment towards educating the public on topics such as prescription drug abuse, slip and...

2014-06-02 12:29:58

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today The Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Mrs. Laureen Harper join Parachute CEO Louise Logan in urging 500 senior students at Nepean High School to stop texting while driving. The event marked the launch of Parachute's public awareness campaign to Stop the Clock on preventable injuries, including those caused by distracted driving. Kathryn Field, whose teenage son Josh died five years ago as a result...

2014-06-02 08:37:37

Have smart phones made us less smart? BOSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rising use of digital technology and the dangerous behavioral patterns that have emerged - including distracted driving/walking from talking and texting on their phones - was the theme of public relations campaigns presented by students from 13 countries and 6 continents this past weekend at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Sponsored by AB InBev, the winning group will present their campaign on...

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program,...

2014-05-28 20:20:23

Just in Time for Summer Vacation, the Auto Body Shop will Release a Public Safety Campaign Devoted to Teaching the Dangers of Distracted Driving SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Da-Les Auto Body, a full service auto body vehicle repair business located in Sunnyvale, Calif., has just posted a new blog to its site that is devoted to the very important topic of safe driving, including why people should never even think about texting while driving. The new blog is...

2014-05-15 23:04:29

Michael Lira, a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, has partnered with local personal injury attorneys Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell in a concentrated effort to promote a “Text-Free Zone” by raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Michael Lira is a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, who competes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by...

2014-05-06 16:20:50

Media Members, and Law Enforcement and Government Officials Spearhead a Day-long Series of Panels and Discussions on Distracted Driving VALHALLA, N.Y., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation passed recently across the country - and even societal norms - have made a dent in the phenomenon of distracted driving, but there's a long way to go. That was the consensus of a series of blue-ribbon panels at the New York Distracted Driving Summit at the Westchester Medical Center today...


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