talking and texting while driving

Different Ways To Show Your Support Against Distracted Driving

Guest Post by: CJ Jessen Distracted driving is when a driver engages in a non-driving activity that distracts them from their task of driving. Distracted driving increases the risk of accidents. There are different types of distracted driving: visual, manual and cognitive. Visual distraction is when you take your eyes…

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…

Think You Can Multi-Task…Behind the Wheel or While Walking? Think Again…

A recent study, by Ohio State University researchers Jack Nasar and Derek Troyer, has found that distracted walking is causing more injuries than distracted driving based on data collected on cell-phone related emergency room visits. Expectations at home, work and travelling between the two abound when it comes to multi-tasking. Driving without…

The Great Multitasking Lie

Our thanks to the National Safety Council for creating this infographic explaining the myth of multitasking. It’s pretty safe to say that most people can handle chewing gum and walking at the same time; but those are not two independent cognitively demanding tasks. When we ask our brains to tackle…

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Infographic

Thanks to Cellcontrol for this latest infographic. Yes, it’s another US-based one, but except for the border that separates our two countries, the issues we face regarding distracted driving and the unacceptable toll it’s taking on our families is the same. According to the CCMTA Leave the Phone Alone Canadian website…

Texting and Driving Can Hurt in More Ways Than One

Although texting on the road might be convenient, it is also dangerous. Texting laws vary state to state. Oklahoma doesn’t specifically prohibit texting or cell-phone use while driving, while Texas laws state drivers below 18 are prohibited from using wireless communication devices. Looking for wireless communication devices for used cars…

Road Rage & Rudeness – Do Manners Matter?

Of course they matter!! Without common decency and common sense (okay, maybe they’re not quite as common as we’d like) our society would dissolve into pure anarchy. Seem too strong for you? Well, what if manners disappeared off the road as well as on it? Think for a moment about just how…

How is Using a Hand-Held Phone Different to Talking with Passengers?

Hand-held phone conversations are different to talking with in-car passengers, it’s that simple. But, not surprisingly, it’s quite common to run into people who react strongly to the suggestion that cell phone conversations while driving are extremely dangerous. “So, what are you going to do next, make it illegal to…

Hands-free Law Should be Revisited According to Canadian Study

February 28th marks the last day of the BC RCMP distracted driving awareness month and a new Canadian study – Brain activity during driving with distraction: an immersive fMRI study – has just released their results delving into the issue of cognitive distraction, particularly during left hand turns. Although a small…

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