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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...

83 Percent Of Adults Own Cell Phones In U.S.
2011-09-19 12:32:58

  According to a new study, 83 percent of adults in the U.S. own cell phones and 73 percent of them use text messaging services. The Pew Internet & American Life Project surveyed 2,277 participants 18-years-old and older and found that 31 percent of cell phone users prefer texts over talking on the phone.  About 53 percent of the participants said they preferred a voice call to a text message. About 55 percent of texters who send 50 messages a day said they would rather...

2011-07-20 05:04:00

NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three out of five (60%) drivers with cell phones use them while driving even though almost all adults (91%) know it is unsafe to do so. This is particularly common among younger drivers with cell phones. In addition more than one in five (22%) drivers with cell phones send or read text messages while driving. However, the percentage of drivers with cell phones who use them while driving has fallen over the last two years, from 72% in 2009 to 60%...

2011-07-07 12:07:00

State Action Recommended But More Research Needed WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released the first comprehensive overview summarizing distracted driving research for state officials. The report considered research from more than 350 scientific papers published between 2000 and 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO) GHSA produced the new report--Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and...

2011-06-24 14:34:00

OMAHA, Neb., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council invites drivers to join them in the first Great National Cell Off Day by turning their cell phones off while on the roads. "Texting or talking, cell phones are one of the most common causes of distracted driving. We hope drivers in Omaha and across the nation will join us in eliminating this distraction completely while behind the wheel by turning their cell phones off on June 29," said Kay Farrell, National Safety...

2011-05-26 12:11:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's first and most ambitious statewide campaign against distracted driving was deemed a success at the close of the monthlong Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. Officials of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and California Highway Patrol (CHP) praised the cooperation of hundreds of state and local agencies and the reaction of the public to the campaign, which combined the resources of 103 CHP offices throughout...

2011-04-20 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of California, together with the California Highway Patrol, have deemed April a zero-tolerance Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Drivers who use hand-held devices on the road are four times more likely to become involved in a serious injury accident than those who abstain from distractions behind the wheel according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Researchers have also found that delayed reaction time caused by...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.