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2012-04-02 02:21:01

AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There's good news and bad news on distracted driving in Texas. Crashes and fatalities are down slightly, and that's good. But, distracted driving incidences still cause thousands of crashes each year, and most drivers believe that using an electronic device while driving doesn't affect performance. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) joins its safety partners around the state to...

2012-03-26 06:21:37

AURORA, Ill., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, according to a new in-car video study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Electronic devices were the most commonly observed distracted driving activity for new teen drivers of both genders, although video captured many other serious distractions as well. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO)...

2012-03-25 18:20:02

AAA Foundation in-car camera study shows distractions vary by gender and other factors WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teen girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, according to a new in-car video study released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Electronic devices were the most commonly observed distracted driving activity for new teen drivers of both genders, although video captured many...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center is the premier advocate for innocent victims involved in a semi truck or tractor trailer crash nationwide and the group is calling for stiff fines or suspensions for semi truck or commercial drivers if they are on a cell phone or if they appear to be texting while driving, especially in California or Texas. The group says, "5000 US citizens lose their life each year in passenger vehicle involved with semi truck accidents, and we think this number is...

2012-02-01 08:00:00

Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) today released a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies–especially for children and pregnant women. North Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) is releasing a new report calling for tougher standards to regulate cellular technologies–especially for children and pregnant women. This report is the first part of a project researching the health effects of cell...

2012-01-02 23:01:00

Make the Resolution to be a Safe Driver WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent national survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms that Americans desire a greater level of safety than they now experience on our roads and are open to more government action to make it happen. Yet, many are unwilling to change potentially deadly driving behaviors and candidly admit they are part of the problem. That is why AAA and the Foundation are challenging motorists...

2011-12-15 10:10:55

A Wayne State University study published in the January 2012 issue of the journal Epidemiology points out that two influential early studies of cellphone use and crash risk may have overestimated the relative risk of conversation on cellphones while driving. In this new study, Richard Young, Ph.D., professor of research in Wayne State University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, examined possible bias in a 1997 Canadian study and a 2005...

2011-10-31 08:05:00

LONDON, October 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by RED Driving School has revealed that having children in the car is the biggest distraction for UK drivers with a whopping 31% of drivers being most distracted by squabbling offspring. Comments from backseat drivers come a close second for a huge 28% of drivers. Unsurprisingly more 35-44 year olds are distracted by children onboard whereas our younger drivers (aged 18-24 at 34%), and over 55's...

Texting Can Double A Driver’s Reaction Time
2011-10-06 09:53:33

[ Watch the Video ] The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) has determined that a driver´s reaction time is doubled when distracted by reading or sending a text message, according to results from a new study published Wednesday. The study reveals how texting impairment is even greater than many experts previously believed, and also demonstrates how texting drivers are less able to react to sudden hazards. “Essentially texting while driving doubles a driver's reaction...

2011-10-05 07:00:00

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey that shows American drivers know talking or texting while driving is dangerous--even though more than one-third of them do it anyway--underscores dangers posed by distracted driving, according to Online Auto Insurance. Traffic crashes caused by distracted motorists claim tens of thousands of lives and cost billions of dollars in property losses each year. And even those less-disastrous accidents involving cell phones and other...