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2011-04-20 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first-ever observational survey of cell phone use by drivers within a state, California drivers are yakking and texting at a combined rate of at least nine percent, representing hundreds of thousands of drivers at any given time. The statewide survey, conducted during March, was commissioned by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). Officials also announced that, with approximately 55 percent of law enforcement agencies reporting...

2011-03-11 00:00:30

Steven J. Schwartzapfel, a founding lawyer of the New York personal injury law firm of Schwartzapfel Partners, says a State Farm survey finding that nearly one in five drivers surf the Internet while behind the wheel indicates a need to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 New York lawyer Steven J. Schwartzapfel has called attention to a new law which makes hand-held cell phone use a two-point moving violation on NY drivers'...

2010-11-24 10:19:00

Colorado girl died on Thanksgiving in 2008 because of a cell phone distracted driver RIVER FOREST, Ill., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a day that many around the country will give thanks for all they have, family and friends of Erica Forney will remember a little girl whose life was cut short because of a driver distracted by a cell phone. Two days before Thanksgiving in 2008, 9-year-old Erica was riding her bike home from school. She was just 15 pedals from the safety of her...

2010-11-18 08:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As families across California are planning for holiday travel, the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has completed California's first ever statewide survey to assess the opinions of motorists across the state on a multitude of important traffic safety issues. The results varied from surprising to reassuring that current efforts are paying off. "This survey provides OTS and traffic safety partners with a unique opportunity to hear directly...

2010-09-30 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Vlingo Corporation, the world's leading provider of intelligent voice applications that turn your words into actions, today released results from its third annual Vlingo 'Texting While Driving' in America Report. Based on a survey of nearly 5,000 U.S. consumers that was fielded by independent panel research firm Toluna, the study found that while more state laws exist today to ban texting while driving, 35% of mobile phone users continue to text...

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2010-09-29 06:15:00

Texting bans for drivers are ineffective at best and could encourage furtive behavior behind the wheel, according to a study funded by United States auto insurers released on Tuesday. The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) said it found no reduction in vehicle accident claims after bans on texting while driving went into effect in four US states -- California, Louisiana, Minnesota and Washington. Texting bans appear in the law books in most of the 50 American states, as well as Washington...

2010-09-28 12:49:00

RIVER FOREST, Ill., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by FocusDriven - Advocates for Cell-Free Driving: "We are surprised that the Highway Loss Data Institute and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continue to make controversial statements about distracted driving. "We are not surprised that crashes did not decrease after texting laws were implemented in several states. Texting is a compelling, maybe addicting activity. States are working hard...

2010-09-19 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-two percent of drivers said they feel less safe on the roads now than they did five years ago, according to the third-annual 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index released today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The leading reason cited by American drivers was distracted driving, with 88 percent of motorists rating drivers who text and email as a very serious threat to their safety. (Logo:...

2010-08-16 13:25:00

Technology Solutions like CellControl Help Drivers Pick and Choose which Cell Phone Features can be Prohibited Depending on which State They Live in BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CellControl, a leading provider of driving while distracted solutions, today announced that its driving while distracted technology is able to accommodate and adjust to every states' particular laws concerning bans on distracted driving. Yesterday, the State of Louisiana began enforcing...

2010-08-01 09:00:00

Council urges motorists to avoid inattention blindness caused by cell phone use while driving ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 1, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced its support for National Stop on Red Week Aug. 1 - 7, an event organized by the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running. NSC believes talking on handheld and hands-free cell phones while driving is a contributing factor to red-light running. Drivers using hands-free or handheld cell phones experience...


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