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2014-09-22 23:01:03

Glatthorn, a distracted driving accident lawyer in West Palm Beach, gives his thoughts in response to a news article questioning whether Florida’s 2013 ban on texting while driving has been effective in preventing car accidents. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Commenting on a WINK News article that suggests Florida’s 2013 ban on texting and driving did little to stop drivers from sending and reading text messages behind the wheel, West Palm Beach distracted driving...

2014-09-19 00:21:50

The "Save a Life" Tour Expected to Reach More than 60 Schools This Year NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing and robust effort to prevent roadway fatalities and injuries related to distracted driving, the Connecticut Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office, in partnership with AT&T* Connecticut, is once again bringing the highly acclaimed "Save a Life Tour" Distracted Driving Program to Connecticut high schools for the 2014-2015 school year....

2014-09-18 12:21:57

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The DCH Auto Group Charitable Foundation is pleased to debut a new public service announcement (PSA) video aimed at preventing texting and driving. "Remember When," the winning entry from DCH's teen safe driving awareness contest D3 2014 held last spring, is now on YouTube and the DCH Auto Group Charitable Foundation website and will be airing on cable systems in New Jersey, New York, and California beginning this fall. The PSA,...

2014-09-18 12:21:38

Governor Dayton Declares September "Don't Text and Drive Awareness Month" ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council urges drivers to join in a national effort to combat distracted driving on Friday, September 19, part of the It Can Wait campaign. Drivers can participate in a "day of action" by taking an online pledge never to text and drive, and can find free resources to help spread the word to their families, friends and communities at...

2014-09-10 23:11:09

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm cautions on the dangers of distracted driving following a fatal accident in which a driver was using Facebook while traveling on an interstate. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 A North Dakota woman was so distracted by Facebook photos on her cell phone that she rear-ended a SUV and killed Phyllis Gordon, 89. The North Dakota Highway Patrol determined that Abby Sletten, 20, was traveling at approximately 85 mph at the...

2014-09-10 08:21:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) Director John Born joined AT&T today to highlight the dangers of texting and driving. During the month of September, which is Safe Driving Awareness Month, all Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) locations across the state will provide a palm card to newly-licensed drivers, encouraging them to take the pledge and commit to never text and drive. "Distracted driving is an epidemic on our roadways,...

2014-09-09 23:11:45

Each day in the United States, people are killed and injured in crashes that are reported to involve distracted driving, many due to cellphone use. Journeyworks Publishing’s new title offers tips and tricks for stowing the phone and staying safe on the road. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Who are the most frequent offenders of talking on a cellphone while driving? Teens. Who are they talking to? Their parents. We know being distracted by our cell phones while driving is...

2014-08-26 08:23:10

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Arizona who install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Arizona. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing....

2014-08-26 08:22:54

States share how to keep novice drivers focused on the road WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As young drivers head back to school, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report explores the problem of teen distracted driving and highlights promising policies designed to address it. According to the most recent data, teens represent the largest proportion of drivers who are distracted at the time of a fatal crash. These crashes impact not only the distracted teen...

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2014-08-09 06:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents who preach about the dangers of distracted driving are often on the other end of the phone when teenagers talk while behind the wheel, according to research presented Friday at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). As part of the study, Petaluma, California-based cognitive psychologist Dr. Noelle LaVoie and her colleagues surveyed and interviewed over 400 drivers between the ages of 15 and...


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