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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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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U.S. Issues New Safety Guidelines for Technology in Cars

In an attempt to get drivers off their phones and to equip cars with the latest technology, auto manufacturers have been hard at work outfitting their vehicles with electronic gadgets.  But some of these gadgets may still be causing distractions for drivers. Proposed Guidelines are Voluntary U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray La Hood […]

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Lucky to Be Alive: A Letter about the Dangers of Texting & Driving

Famous photographer Kevin Mazur nearly lost his life when the car he and his wife were in was struck by a woman who was allegedly driving while intoxicated and texting.  Kevin recalls the accident in a letter he sent to some of his close friends.  Not only has the crash changed his life, it has […]

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Ban on Hand-Held Cell Phone Use by Commercial Drivers Takes Effect Today

On November 23, 2011, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced a final rule to prohibit commercial bus and truck drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. The new rule, promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), goes into effect today.  Commercial drivers who are […]

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Arlington Now Enforcing Texting & Driving Ban

Fed up with the number of automobile accidents on its roadways, the Arlington City Council passed an ordinance back in September to ban texting and driving.  Last Friday, that ban took effect. Drivers who are caught texting while driving or tweeting while driving will be pulled over and ticketed.  The fines go as high as […]

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Two Years Later, the Browns Continue to Inspire

Yesterday marked two years that two parents have been without their daughter.  West Texas teen Alex Brown was tragically killed after she lost control of her truck on a country road.  Investigators determined that Alex was texting at the time of the crash. Devastated by the loss of their daughter, Johnny Mac and Jeanne Brown […]

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Texas Researchers Find Texting Doubles Drivers’ Reaction Time

Each day, an estimated five billion text messages are sent in the United States, some of them while driving.  In a recent study conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), researchers found that drivers’ reaction times are doubled when they try to send or read text messages. Drivers who participated in the study ranged in […]

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Busy Moms Don’t Have to Drive Distracted

We’ve all had days where we feel like 24 hours just isn’t enough time to get everything done.  Between making sure the kids get dropped off at school on time, wasting time idling in horrendous rush-hour traffic, and taking your kids to their various after-school activities, you’re pressed for time. More and more, busy moms […]

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West Texas Teen Remembered in “Faces of Distracted Driving”

Alex Brown was a happy, bright 17 year-old girl who was about to graduate high school. But Alex had a habit of doing something dangerous–when Alex would drive, she would also text. Her parents always warned her about the dangers of driving and texting, but Alex assured them that nothing would happen to her. On […]

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