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2014-05-20 12:21:03

DoSomething.org and Sprint kickoff fourth annual Thumb Wars campaign NEW YORK, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texting and driving is one of the most prevalent causes of fatal car crashes for teens in the U.S., More than half of the teens polled in a recent safe driving survey admit to using their phone while operation their vehicles.[1] Studies show that scare tactics are not always effective and can often backfire [2] http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/DC22080LOGO-a...

2014-05-15 23:04:29

Michael Lira, a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, has partnered with local personal injury attorneys Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell in a concentrated effort to promote a “Text-Free Zone” by raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Michael Lira is a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, who competes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by...

2014-04-30 23:06:28

With several distracted driving applications now on the market, law firm Gordon & Doner is now offering drivers a printable guide to choosing an app that best suits their needs. West Palm Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 South Florida car accident law firm Gordon & Doner is spearheading an effort to reduce texting and driving accidents by publishing a guide to selecting a smartphone app that may curb distracted driving behaviors. Robert Gordon, the firm’s founding partner,...

2014-04-29 08:23:20

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Washington, D.C. 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...

2014-04-24 23:09:15

Texting and Driving: Another DFW municipality applies the brakes on the practice. Attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses this new law and what it means to commuters. Farmers Branch, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Everyone knows that texting and driving is a dangerous practice, and more states and municipalities throughout the United States are passing laws that ban the practice. While Texas doesn't have a state law banning texting and driving, several DFW municipalities (such as Arlington,...

2014-04-17 15:23:46

Insights from key investigators provide new answers, reports the Journal of Adolescent Health Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. These grim statistics, coupled with an increasing nationwide awareness of the dangers of distracted driving for all ages, prompted the publication of an important supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health that explores the...

2014-04-15 12:21:22

Bridgestone survey reveals distracted driving behaviors persist among young drivers; Teens Drive Smart scholarship contest continues to encourage responsible driving NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of 10 teens say that texting and driving is more dangerous than skydiving, yet young drivers are 50 times more likely to text and drive than skydive, according to a recent nationwide survey*. The survey found that while teens say texting and driving is dangerous,...

2014-04-15 08:21:14

-- Honda "#ThumbsUp" campaign uses emoticons to stress importance of not texting while driving TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiative, Honda is launching the "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young...

2014-04-14 08:40:09

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month PHOENIX, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and U-Haul is showing their support in an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving related crashes across the US. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), over 3,000 deaths in automobile accidents were caused by distracted driving in 2012. At any given moment, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using their cell phones while...

2014-04-12 23:02:54

Tulsa OK distracted driving lawyer Jeff Martin is asked to weigh in on an effort by Oklahoma lawmakers to move a legislative bill forward that would ban texting while driving in Oklahoma. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 A legislative bill to ban texting while driving in Oklahoma introduced by a state politician recently cleared a legal hurdle and will be voted on by the full House of Representatives in Oklahoma, according to KOCO.com News. Tulsa personal injury attorney Jeff Martin of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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