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2014-04-22 08:23:05

ROVR is recognized as an invention that saves lives DENVER, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cartasite was recently granted a patent for the invention of the world's first realtime driver behavior analysis and reporting system, ROVR. The patent recognizes the innovations that the team at Cartasite has brought to driver safety. "What makes the recognition of this invention most gratifying is the effect the approach has had on driving safety," notes David Armitage, CEO at Cartasite 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...

2014-04-15 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,...

2014-04-09 23:24:03

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Mastery Technologies is helping to raise awareness by offering 6 distracted driving Video On Demand courses at a 75% off discounted price of $5.00 per play. Train your employees or even your teenage drivers to look out for the hazards of driving distractions. Novi, Michigan (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Distracted Driving has become a major threat on the roadways and continues to be a leading cause of traffic accidents. In America, 16 percent of...

2014-04-02 12:21:03

Teen Drivers Participate in Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy's Distracted Driving Closed-Road Course to Draw Attention to California Teen Safe Driving Week LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and California Teen Safe Driving Week, Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy is teaming up with Impact Teen Drivers, California Office of Traffic Safety and California Highway Patrol (CHP) to host teen driver safety events in Southern California. The...

2014-03-31 23:21:28

The names for the 2014 hurricanes have been released, even though some early predictions call for a quiet season, it is always good to be prepared. Below are a few key points and items that Comedy Driving Inc. has put into a before-storm checklist in preparation for this hurricane season. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Vehicle If meteorological predictions forecast a certain region to be within the path of a storm, the decision to evacuate or bunker down must be made immediately....

2014-03-21 23:27:26

When considering a driver's safety and skill level, age can and should be considered from both aspects of the spectrum, as national attention is given to teen drivers due to less experience behind the wheel. "Seasoned" and elderly drivers (and their families) should consider evaluation of their skills and a refresher course. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Recently in Bradenton, Florida an elderly woman backed out of a church parking lot and the events that...

2014-03-20 16:21:25

Free hands-on training session visits 12 U.S. cities NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young drivers across the country will have a chance to learn potentially life-saving driving skills through the Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience. The free program pairs classroom instruction with hands-on driving exercises to teach drivers how to better handle accident avoidance and the importance of eliminating distracted driving behaviors. The half-day workshop will travel...

2014-03-11 23:27:36

Study says a single drink could already affect an aging person's driving abilities. Meanwhile, to prevent the decline of one's driving skill, Stisim Drive suggested training with a driving simulation system. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Researchers have discovered that one drink could already affect the driving skills of aging drivers. In response to it, Stisim Drive recommended training with a driving simulation system stating that it could do the opposite. Based on a post...

Driving Simulator Used To Determine When It's Safe To Drive After Hip Replacement
2014-03-11 09:53:40

Hospital for Special Surgery Using interactive 'video game' to test reaction time, findings at Hospital for Special Surgery challenge traditional recommendation to wait 6 weeks after hip replacement before driving After hip replacement surgery, many patients are anxious to resume driving, and a new study challenges the conventional wisdom that patients should wait six weeks before getting back behind the wheel. Dr. Geoffrey Westrich, director of research, Adult Reconstruction and Joint...