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2010-01-12 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today that it estimates at least 28% of all traffic crashes -- or at least 1.6 million crashes each year -- are caused by drivers using cell phones and texting. NSC estimates that 1.4 million crashes each year are caused by drivers using cell phones and a minimum of 200,000 additional crashes each year are caused by drivers who are texting. The announcement came on the one-year anniversary of NSC's call for...

2010-01-11 15:11:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Talking and texting on cell phones are the most frequently talked about concerns involving accidents and distracted driving, with texting now taking the lead over concerns about drivers who talk on their cell phones while operating a vehicle. Among the concerns that cell phone use raises is that drivers often become so focused on the conversation they're having that it distracts them from attention to the road. Several research studies have...

2010-01-04 10:27:00

72% of Survey Respondents Say Current and Upcoming Texting While Driving Bans by States Will Not Alter Their Use of a Cell Phone While Driving According to Cellcontrol BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- cellcontrol, a leading supplier of driving while distracted solutions, announced today a new study that shows a majority of drivers still use cell phones while on the road even though its proven to be more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. The study was conducted...

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2009-12-22 13:45:00

A new study released this week shows that text-messaging drivers are six times more likely to get into an accident than drivers who do not text, Reuters reported. The study used simulator vehicles and identical traffic scenarios to show that the risk of texting behind the wheel appeared to be significantly higher than talking on a cell phone while driving. Researcher Frank Drews of the University of Utah explained that when people talk on the phone while driving they are four times more...

2009-12-14 03:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorists are being forced to be more responsible behind the wheel and with good reason. Whether eating, changing a radio station, interacting with passengers or talking on the phone, distracted drivers raise the chance of traffic accidents occurring; unfortunately texting and driving has become a new and dangerous trend that is causing federal and local governments to crack down on not only average citizens, but government employees as...

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2009-12-11 09:35:00

The majority of US teenagers are ignoring the numerous no texting while driving laws that are set into place in many states. With a very real chance of all 50 U.S. states banning texting while driving, there is confirmation that teen drivers, the target of the legislature, will not heed the rules. There is even a huge study that found that with the importance of phones to their lives, teens frequently discard cell phone rules when associated with driving. The amount of messages sent has...

2009-11-19 04:20:00

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine out of ten drivers say they have engaged in distracting and potentially dangerous activities while driving, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com (http://www.findlaw.com), the most popular legal information Web site. While many states and municipalities are passing or considering laws to restrict activities, such as sending text messages or using cell phones while driving, the survey found that nearly all drivers (91 percent) admit...

2009-11-09 12:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA officials today joined with state legislators to urge passage of a state law to ban text messaging while driving. Speaking at the state capitol along with House Transportation Committee Chairmen Joe Markosek and Rick Geist, and other transportation committee members, Pennsylvania AAA Federation director Ted Leonard said, "Texting while driving is a risk to ALL road users, and an overwhelming majority of the public supports the...

2009-10-22 11:54:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Michigan today (October 22) applauded legislators for their vote which would ban all motorists from text messaging while driving in Michigan. Today's bill was passed by the House Transportation committee and will be sent to the full house for consideration. "AAA Michigan strongly supports this bill and we hope that it will be passed as a primary enforcement offense," said AAA Michigan Traffic Safety Manager Jack Peet. "We understand the...

2009-10-19 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Vlingo Corporation released new data regarding teen distracted driving habits today from its second annual Vlingo Consumer Mobile Messaging Habits Report as the nation prepares for National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24. The Vlingo report finds 60 percent of teens admit to reading incoming text messages while driving. Text messaging has overtaken the phone as the primary communications medium for teens. According to the Vlingo study,...


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