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2009-09-23 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford Motor Company, through its nationwide Ford Driving Skills for Life initiative, has created a special training module designed to help teens recognize and avoid driving distractions.

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2009-09-11 13:05:00

New federal legislation pressuring states to ban texting while driving as a way to reduce dangerous driver distractions was backed by Ford Motors on Thursday.

2009-08-26 00:18:40

Studies show texting is the worst driving distraction but a survey in Washington indicates more people in the state say they text while driving. A survey by Pemco Insurance in Seattle, conduct in June, reveals 18 percent of drivers in Washington state who use electronic devices admit to reading or sending text messages while driving. We're concerned about this trend, especially since many young drivers are part of a generation that uses texting so heavily, Pemco spokesman Jon Osterberg says...

2009-07-31 15:46:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations strongly supports the safety objectives in new legislation that encourages states to ban texting while operating a motor vehicle. Introduced on July 29, by U.S.

2009-07-29 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to Vernon F.

2009-07-29 09:15:21

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2009-07-29 05:50:00

According to a report released on Tuesday, text messaging while driving increases the risk of an auto accident even more than talking on a cell phone while driving.

2009-07-27 17:06:00

Eighty-Seven Percent Rated Texting or E-mailing a Very Serious Threat, Ranked Almost Even with Drunk Driving WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-five percent of drivers said they feel less safe than they did five years ago, according to the second-annual 2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

2009-07-23 09:15:53

Australia's largest study of young drivers has shown that risky driving habits are putting young drivers at a significantly increased risk of crashing

2009-07-13 23:19:43

Drivers are six times more likely to become distracted and cause an accident if they are text messaging, show Michigan State Medical Society statistics. Dr. Richard E.


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