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2014-06-23 16:21:08

National Safety Council shares new opinion poll results during National Safety Month ITASCA, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while only 22% said the current level of enforcement is fine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b When asked what type of penalties they'd like to see, 52% of poll participants chose...

2014-06-19 23:17:56

As school lets out for the year, more teen drivers will hit the road. Take steps to make sure your teen driver stays safe this summer. NEW HAVEN, CONN. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Connecticut auto accident firm of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is reminding all motorists to be alert for more teen drivers on the road during the summer months. With the school year behind us, more teens are using their new freedom to take to the roadways. While many teens are safe and conscientious drivers,...

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...

2014-04-17 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...

2014-03-27 23:32:17

The lead attorney at the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton weighs in on the California Highway Patrol’s conclusion that texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Commenting on a recent news story quoting California Highway Patrol officials who say texting and driving is more dangerous than driving drunk, Irvine car accident lawyer Daniel C. Carlton said today he was not surprised to hear of their conclusions. He said other studies have...

Nearly One In 10 Motorists Killed Daily Due To Distracted Driving: CDC
2014-02-25 13:15:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a report released on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that about 9 people are killed and over 1,000 are injured every day due to distracted driving United States. “Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating,” the CDC said in a statement. “Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of distraction. While any of...

2014-02-14 23:23:37

The lead attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates is asked about a study showing that texting while driving greatly increases car accident risk. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Commenting on a study that finds texting, dialing, or reaching for a cell phone increases crash risks for drivers, Atlanta car accident attorney Gary Martin Hays of the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., said today that a combination of strict law enforcement and...

2014-02-05 11:39:23

They're responsible for a quarter of crashes in the US Charles and Barry Pless argue that, with a quarter of crashes in the United States now attributed to mobile phone use, "we can't wait for perfect evidence before acting. Although there is still some uncertainty about the association between mobile phone use and risk of crashes, given the proliferation of mobile phones, the prevalence of distracted driving is undoubtedly increasing, they write. Texting is the riskiest activity...

2014-01-29 16:21:31

Council calls for original videos illustrating why hands-free devices offer drivers no safety benefit ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is now accepting original and creative videos that illustrate the negative effects of hands-free device use on drivers. The contest is part of the Council's Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, Hands-free is not risk-free, and will include monetary awards of up to $2,000 to the winner. Winners...

2014-01-19 23:03:01

Texas car accident lawyer Tom Carse of Carse Law Firm hopes a recent report about teenage drivers becoming increasingly careless behind the wheel serves as a wake-up call to all drivers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 Dialing a phone or texting while driving increases the risk of an auto accident, especially among teenage drivers who gradually develop bad driving habits, according to a recent study that alarmed Dallas personal injury lawyer Tom Carse of Carse Law Firm. Commenting on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.