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Seatbelt Survival: Unrestrained Kids = Rockets

Today’s post takes a slight detour from our main focus of distracted driving…although not completely unrelated. Picture a small child, three or maybe four years old standing behind a man who could be his father. The small boy is smiling with his arms wrapped lovingly around the man as he…

Teach Your Teen How to Stay Safe on the Road

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, parents can cut the likelihood of their teen driver being in an accident in half by having them participate in a quality crash avoidance program. ADEPT’s computer-based teenSmart is one such program, and it’s proven effectiveness prompted a partnership between ADEPT and the…

Don’t Know What to Do About Distracted Driving? SAY SOMETHING!!

Teams of researchers, university professors, scientists, educators, government agencies, private sectors companies & start-ups are all looking for THE solution to distracted driving. Countless Apps have been, and continue to be, brought to market to block distracting texts & calls; there are pledges to allow people to publicly take a stand. There…

Changing Driver Behavior & Beliefs Through Storytelling – ‘From One Second To The Next’ Documentary

Stories over Statistics…that encapsulates the foundation of the Drop It And Drive program. We get bombarded with statistics on so many road safety issues that it doesn’t take long for them to just become numbers, forgetting that each statistic is a person. In 2011, our daughter was a statistic; she…

No White At Night – How Many Runners Do You See?

Do you think wearing white at night is the right choice? I did, but then again I also thought I was being clever in guessing there were 4 runners. Ah no. This video from ReFlex Safety cleverly tackles nighttime visibility of pedestrians. According to the National Safety Council, “Drivers moving at just 30mph…

House Bill 141 – Texting Doesn’t = Distraction

In an astomishing move, Idaho Rep. Marv Hagendorn (R-Meridian) believes it only sounds impossible to “keep both eyes on the road and text at the same time.” While I can somewhat applaud his creative efforts to revive their previously killed texting ban during last year’s legislative session, this approach defies…

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