What You Need to Know about Distracted Driving in Texas

Experts now call distracted driving an epidemic because incidents that end in gruesome accidents across the country are becoming more and more common because of people looking at their phones while driving. Distracted driving can come in many forms, not just through the use of a cellular phone to text. Talking to other people in […]

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New Technology Detects When You are Texting and Driving

Though texting and driving is illegal in many places, many people are getting away with this dangerous behavior, and deaths continue to rise. Technology seems to be catching up with the law, however. There is a new type of sensor gun police will soon be armed with that can actually detect when you are texting […]

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TxDOT Finds Solutions for Ending Distracted Driving

The Texas Department of Transportation has seen enough devastation. In the Lone Star State nearly one in five crashes involves a distracted driver. This equates to 18,576 serious injuries and 459 deaths…All preventable. TxDOT is taking action. They are calling on Texans to focus on the road and wait until arriving at their destinations to […]

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Drowsy Driving is More Dangerous than You Might Think

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that “Drowsy Driving is a factor each year in as many as 7,500 fatal motor vehicle crashes (approximately 25%) in the United States.” Drowsy driving is a serious danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), thousands of automobile crashes […]

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Evoking Emotion to End the Texting and Driving Epidemic

The number of people who still feel they can cheat death or serious injury while texting and driving is amazing. We read about tragic deaths and serious injuries almost daily in our country, yet these horrific stories are not enough to deter people from the dangerous habit. For some reason, we tend to think we are invincible. […]

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Pedestrians and Cyclists: Beware of Distracted Drivers

As a cyclist myself, I know how dangerous it can be out on the roadways. Even before there were so many distractions for drivers, there were already incidences of drivers not seeing cyclists, or not paying attention to them. Now that there are so many distracted drivers out there using cellular devices while driving, it […]

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Austin, Texas Attempts to Take Significant Action Against Distracted Drivers

Enough is Enough City leaders in Austin are wanting to take significant action against distracted drivers. This is great to see and hopefully they are setting an example other cities will follow to combat this epidemic. Distracted driving comes in many different forms, including:  use of cellular phone, IPads and GPS devices, eating, applying makeup or activities which […]

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Scam Alert | Just Put It Down Does Not Solicit Donations

We have been informed that a criminal is approaching people for donations using the Just Put It Down name.  We do not solicit or accept donations.  Please let us know if you are approached by someone claiming to be with Just Put It Down and asking for donations.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Even though campaigns across the country have been educating people about the dangers of distracted driving, I still see several drivers each day texting or talking on their cell phones. While we may like to think we are invincible, the truth is we are far from it. Each year, an estimated 5,000 people tragically die […]

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Common Injuries Suffered by Distracted Drivers

Video from: http://www.nbcdfw.com/traffic/transit/Dallas-Police-Texting-and-Driving-More-Dangerous-Than-Many-Drivers-Realize-140254803.html. We all know how dangerous texting and driving is, yet thousands of Texans continue to text, surf the Internet on their mobile phones, and use applications like Facebook while driving.  But some common injuries that distracted drivers suffer are caused by their cell phones. Most people who choose to text and drive argue […]

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