texting while driving

Texting & Driving: A Look at the Laws & Bills that Plan to Amp up Punishments in 2015

Guest Post by: Dixie Somers The increase in serious and fatal injuries caused by distracted drivers prompted an upsurge of new legislation in many states in the U.S. These bills and laws are targeted at criminalizing texting and driving, in an effort to prevent it. The legislation ranges from statewide…

Temptation Trumps Road Safety, Study Finds

40% of Canadians would need to injure or kill someone before they are willing to put down the phone Legislation against using cell phones or other electronic devices has been in place for a number of years throughout Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador were the first to introduce legislation back in April…

Can an Emoji Prevent Texting Whilst Driving?

Guest Post by: Emily Buchanan We all know the dangers of texting whilst driving, so why do so many people continue to do it? In 2011 it was revealed that twenty-one percent of all traffic accidents – 1.1 million crashes a year – occur when people use their cell phones…

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…

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…

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…

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