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2014-07-17 12:21:32

Public voting will determine the top three finalists who compete for $35,000 in scholarships NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online voting to select the top three finalists in the Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Video Contest has officially begun. The three finalists with the most votes are eligible to win $35,000 in scholarships and the chance to have his or her video aired as a public service announcement (PSA) on television stations nationwide. The annual contest,...

2014-07-17 08:21:34

Elevates Vehicle Safety with Extended Reaction Time and Spatial Awareness Technology NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- Distracted driving is the cause of 72% of car accidents, resulting in more than 15 people killed and another 1,200 injured each day in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). "Visual-manual tasks can degrade a driver's focus and increase the risk of getting into a crash up to three times," explains National Highway Traffic Safety...

2014-06-23 16:21:08

National Safety Council shares new opinion poll results during National Safety Month ITASCA, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while only 22% said the current level of enforcement is fine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b When asked what type of penalties they'd like to see, 52% of poll participants chose...

2014-06-18 23:01:21

Continuing its three-year anti-texting and driving campaign, the personal injury law firm will unveil the simulator to the public April 4 at the Daytona Beach Cubs baseball game. Port Orange, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 With requests from high schools as far away as Miami, the Port Orange based firm of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell has purchased a $30,000 texting and driving/DUI simulator. The Drink-Free Zone is scheduled to be unveiled on Friday, April 4, at the Daytona Cubs baseball game....

2014-06-18 08:35:20

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Mississippi. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-06-13 08:20:47

AT&T's It Can Wait Movement Celebrated as Year's Best Campaign; LGBT Campaign With AT&T Also Wins Anvil NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T and FleishmanHillard have received the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Best of Silver Anvil Award. The award, given to AT&T's It Can Wait no-texting-while-driving program, celebrates the industry's top campaign of the year. The honor was announced at PRSA's annual Silver Anvil ceremony. The It Can Wait program,...

distracted driving up in teens
2014-06-13 05:36:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of teenagers who smoke cigarettes is at a 22-year-low, but nearly half of all high school students report having texted or emailed while driving, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Thursday. The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) report found cigarette smoking rates among high school students has dropped to 15.7 percent. However, the CDC study, which...

2014-06-11 08:21:44

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Connecticut. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-06-03 08:22:20

Auto insurance group provides discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Delaware. Customers receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full...

2014-06-02 12:29:58

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today The Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Mrs. Laureen Harper join Parachute CEO Louise Logan in urging 500 senior students at Nepean High School to stop texting while driving. The event marked the launch of Parachute's public awareness campaign to Stop the Clock on preventable injuries, including those caused by distracted driving. Kathryn Field, whose teenage son Josh died five years ago as a result...


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