Avoid an Accident: Texting while driving is like driving blindfolded.

Texting while driving can cause an accident. Would you ever agree to ride in a car with a blindfolded driver? That is the equivalent of what you are doing if you ride with a driver who is texting and driving. The Average Text Distraction Lasts 5 Seconds –Long Enough to Cause An Accident. According to a 285 page U.S. Department …

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Kicks Off TV Ad: “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”

The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation’s (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have joined together to kick off the Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to NHTSA’s website, in 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an astounding 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted driving in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, …

What you Need to Know about Distracted Driving This Holiday Season

In 2013, distracted driving resulted in 424, 000 injuries and 3,154 deaths in the United States. This sobering statistic not only alerts us to the dangers of distracted driving, but the need for continued awareness, education, and action against poor driving habits that lead to fatal consequences. Not many people realize that distracted driving is more than just taking your …

Common Teen Driving Distractions

Distracted driving is a growing problem in the United States, causing approximately 20% of all accidents. Each year, thousands of people are killed, and many more injured, in crashes caused by distracted driving. Eating, talking on the phone and texting all take your hands and mind off the important task of driving, but teens are at an increased risk due to …

Texting and Driving? Not Anymore with This Radar Gun

If you are anything like most people, you actively try to avoid getting pulled over for speeding or other traffic infractions. We know that if we speed, an officer with a radar gun is likely to find and catch us. So we keep our speed to the speed limit and obey the law. With the advent of smartphones and texting, though, not everyone …