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2010-04-22 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Driver distractions have joined alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal and serious injury crashes. The National Safety Council estimates that up to 25 percent of all crashes in 2008 involved talking on cell phones or texting.

2010-04-09 09:38:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study lends further evidence that voice-controlled Ford's SYNC® helps drivers minimize electronics-related distractions compared to manually operating hand-held cell phones and music players.The researchers found that participants took their eyes off the road an average of 10 times longer while manually selecting a song from their MP3 players compared to using SYNC's voice commandsA new Virginia Tech...

2010-03-26 12:55:00

ITASCA, Ill., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released a white paper describing the risks of using a cell phone while driving.

2010-02-23 15:56:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Michigan today (February 23) applauded members of the Michigan Senate Committee for their unanimous vote which would ban all motorists from sending and reading text messages while driving in Michigan.

2010-02-23 06:52:00

ST. PETERS, Mo., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens and cars: the combination has never been more risky than it is today.

2010-02-16 15:47:32

Clemson University researchers have developed a hands-free alternative to cell phone texting while driving.

2010-02-10 11:36:00

Partnership Promotes Corporate Cell Phone Driving Safety ITASCA, Ill., Feb.

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2010-02-09 15:18:52

A new study analyzing the impact of hand-held cell phone legislation on driving safety concludes that usage-ban laws had more of an impact in densely populated urban areas with a higher number of licensed drivers than in rural areas where there are fewer licensed drivers.

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2010-01-30 07:15:00

As state legislators across the United States enact laws banning cellphone use while driving, a new study finds no reductions in crashes after hand-held phone bans take effect.

2010-01-28 23:01:00

New Findings Support Need For Total Ban ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council applauds the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its continued efforts to understand cell phone use and crash risk.


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