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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...

2014-04-21 12:21:41

DecidetoDrive.org also features winning entries from national teen distracted driving magazine contest ROSEMONT, Ill., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new resource is now at your fingertips when battling distracted driving. The newly redesigned DecidetoDrive.org website allows you to anonymously send safe driving tips?the "Wreckless Checklist"?to the distracted drivers in your life giving them a "heads up" about their dangerous driving habits. You provide an email address and...

2014-04-17 15:23:46

Insights from key investigators provide new answers, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. These grim statistics, coupled with an increasing nationwide awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for all ages, prompted the publication of an important supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health that explores the...

2014-04-16 23:17:03

Statistics revealed that 1.4 million crashes in New Jersey were linked to distracted driving, said a report. Wanting to help curb the number, Stisim Drive recommended to the public the driving simulation training. Jersey CIty, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Distracted driving has always been linked to various road accidents. In New Jersey, statistics showed that it was connected to 1.4 million crashes in the past decade, a post from nj.com related. In response to it, Stisim Drive suggested the...

2014-04-15 23:14:20

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will discuss distracted driving on The Peggy Smedley Show today, April 15, at 12 noon CT as a part of the show's coverage of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Carol Stream, Ill. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 “Distracted driving is a big epidemic,” according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx. “The trend is growing, particularly with younger drivers who feel more brazen about using technology while they’re...

2014-04-15 12:21:22

Bridgestone survey reveals distracted driving behaviors persist among young drivers; Teens Drive Smart scholarship contest continues to encourage responsible driving NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of 10 teens say that texting and driving is more dangerous than skydiving, yet young drivers are 50 times more likely to text and drive than skydive, according to a recent nationwide survey*. The survey found that while teens say texting and driving is dangerous,...

2014-04-15 08:21:14

-- Honda "#ThumbsUp" campaign uses emoticons to stress importance of not texting while driving TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiative, Honda is launching the "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young...

2014-04-14 08:40:09

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month PHOENIX, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and U-Haul is showing their support in an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving related crashes across the US. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), over 3,000 deaths in automobile accidents were caused by distracted driving in 2012. At any given moment, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using their cell phones while...


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