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2014-03-18 08:21:45

Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD report a sharp disconnect between teens' acknowledgment of dangerous driving behaviors and their actions behind the wheel BOSTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teens know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors - that's no surprise. What is surprising is that according to a new survey from Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), teens seem to have a different definition of what it actually...

2014-03-06 08:21:35

New Educational Video Encourages Drivers to Prevent Distracted Driving COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Grange Insurance's latest Insurance Made Simple video, "Put it Away," encourages drivers to put away their smartphones and prevent distracted driving, which takes more than 3,000 lives a year in the United States alone according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140306/MN77080) "Distracted driving...

2014-03-03 23:28:25

The new bill for easier implementation of the texting-while-driving ban in Utah has advanced, said a report. To also help make the road safer, Stisim Drive suggested to drivers the driving simulation training. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The new bill in Utah that could make it easier to implement the banning of texting while driving was advanced to the Senate, said a report from sltrib.com. And wanting to also be of help in keeping the roads safe, Stisim Drive recommended to all...

Nearly One In 10 Motorists Killed Daily Due To Distracted Driving: CDC
2014-02-25 13:15:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a report released on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that about 9 people are killed and over 1,000 are injured every day due to distracted driving United States. “Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating,” the CDC said in a statement. “Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of distraction. While any of...

2014-02-19 23:31:17

Hansen Dirani, a car accident attorney in Tulsa at Hansen Dirani & Associates Law Offices, is asked about a measure that would prohibit texting while driving in Oklahoma. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Commenting on a news story about proposed changes to Oklahoma law that would allow law enforcement officials to fine drivers caught texting, Tulsa car accident attorney Hansen Dirani said today he supports such tough measures to make the roads safer for everyone. Dirani said he...

2014-02-19 23:02:46

According to WestlawNext, more than 100,000 new or changed statutes, 160,000 new or modified regulations and over 285,000 new judicial opinions were incorporated into the body of United States law in 2013. EAGAN, Minn. (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Everything seems to be moving faster than ever. And the pace of change for public laws continues to increase as the government tries to keep up. According to WestlawNext, the leading online legal research service, more than 100,000 new or changed...

2014-02-19 12:22:14

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's both dangerous and illegal, but drivers still knowingly do it when they're behind the wheel: texting and phoning while driving. And the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance shows just how far some are willing to go to keep doing it without getting caught. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll shows that despite a general understanding of the laws, drivers - especially younger drivers - still break them. In Washington and the Portland, Ore., metro...

2014-02-17 23:23:24

Survey discovered service members likely to text and drive than teens, a report related. In response to it, Stisim Drive advised training on driving simulation systems to help keep the roads safer. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 A survey on dangerous driving practice was recently conducted among active-duty service members. And according to report from mysanantonio.com, it was discovered that military officials are more likely to text while driving than teens. Responding to it,...

2014-02-14 23:23:37

The lead attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates is asked about a study showing that texting while driving greatly increases car accident risk. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Commenting on a study that finds texting, dialing, or reaching for a cell phone increases crash risks for drivers, Atlanta car accident attorney Gary Martin Hays of the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., said today that a combination of strict law enforcement and...

2014-02-07 23:23:53

Personal injury attorney Jon Zbinden of the law firm Zbinden & Curtis says he urges all drivers to avoid using cellphones, and he questions a finding in the new study that suggests there is no danger in talking on a cellphone while driving. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Commenting on a report in Oregonlive.com about new texting and driving research, Portland, OR personal injury lawyer Jon Zbinden of Zbinden & Curtis today said he was not surprised to read that texting,...


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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