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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...

2014-04-10 08:22:49

Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Curved LED televisions embedded in the windshield of real vehicles will serve as centerpieces of Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides(SM)" 2014 national campaign tour. Kicking off during the peak of "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," Reality Rides is a unique driving simulation experience featuring innovative distracted driving technology....

2014-04-10 04:20:34

ELK GROVE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, is observing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by launching a new version of its award-winning teenSMART program. While continuing to focus on the leading causes of teen driver crashes, the new version places renewed emphasis on visual awareness and distracted driving using realistic driving simulations. These simulations provide an effective...

2014-04-03 12:21:19

More Than 40 States Join National Push to Fight Distraction WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distracted driving is a significant problem on America's roadways. According to the latest federal data, more than 3,328 were killed people and approximately 421,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers nationwide in 2012. These numbers are likely under-reported because of the difficulty in determining the role distraction plays in crashes....

2014-04-01 23:04:17

Announced during the 5th Annual National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the addition further solidifies the company’s commitment to keeping America’s roads safe. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Cellcontrol, the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving, announced the addition of Apple iOS to its award winning distracted driving prevention platform. Cellcontrol now offers the first and only solution that defers text, email and inappropriate use of the iPhone...

2014-04-01 08:21:58

April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month; FRANKFORT, Ky., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In concert with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State of Kentucky is first in the nation to debut a new, high-tech solution to the epidemic of texting and driving crashes by offering millions of motorists free, one-year subscriptions to TextLimit.com -- an innovative smartphone application that restricts touch screen and calling functions while the device is in a moving...


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