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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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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Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks Campaign

In an effort to stop distracted driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Ad Council have launched a new campaign called “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” Although the campaign is geared towards young drivers ages 16 to 24, the agencies hope that the message will reach a broader audience and […]

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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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Cell Phone Craze: Addiction or OCD?

Everywhere we turn, it seems like someone is talking, texting, or surfing the Internet on his or her cell phone.  More often than not, these people are not only using their cell phones, but they are also driving, walking, or trying to accomplish some other task. This past August, researchers at the University of California […]

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Vetoed Texas Texting Ban Would Have Taken Effect Today

This past April, Texas legislators worked hard to pass a bill that would ban texting and driving throughout the entire state.  Then in June, Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed the bill, stirring up controversy and leading many Texans to question how effective the bill would have been. Had the law been passed, the texting ban […]

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Just Put It Down this Labor Day Weekend

With school starting back up and summer winding down, many families will be taking advantage of the last U.S. holiday weekend by taking road trips to hot vacation spots. Unfortunately, with the increased traffic on the roads also comes an increase in the number of traffic fatalities.  The National Safety Council estimates that nearly 400 […]

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