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Cop Pretends to be Homeless to Catch Texting and Driving

Bethesda Police Officer Goes Undercover as Homeless Man to Catch Drivers Breaking Texting and Driving Laws “I’ve spotted over 30 [offenses] in an hour,” said an undercover police officer in Bethesda, Maryland, as he watched for drivers on their morning commute oblivious to his cardboard sign warning while breaking texting and driving … [Read more...]

SC High Schoolers Learn Texting and Driving Dangers

Chapin High School First to Host AT&T’s Texting and Driving Assembly in South Carolina Chapin High School became the first, and so far only, school in the state to host an assembly about the dangers of texting and driving. The assembly was sponsored by AT&T as part of the company’s nationwide #ItCanWait campaign, which uses simulations to … [Read more...]

April is National Distracted Driving Month

The National Safety Council Declares April Distracted Driving Month This year, the National Safety Council has declared April to be National Distracted Driving Month in the US. The hashtag campaign #CallsKill was created as part of the month to help spread information about distracted driving and how deadly it can be as a practice. Last June, … [Read more...]

Strict Texting and Driving Bans Improve Road Safety

Fewer Car Accidents from Distracted Drivers in States with Strict Texting and Driving Bans In June last year, South Carolina became the 44th state to pass a texting and driving ban. Although the legislation did not include talking on the phone, which can be another form of distracted driving, the law does forbid drivers from using their mobile … [Read more...]

Study Shows Teen Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

New Study Shows Most Car Accidents Involving Teen Drivers Caused by Distracted Driving A new study conducted by AAA shows that 6 out of 10 car accidents caused by teen drivers can be directly linked to distracted driving. The automobile safety group looked at 1,700 videos of car accidents caused by teenage drivers, and found that the main cause … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Mom Charged with Homicide After Distracted Driving Deaths

Wisconsin Mom Faces Three Homicide Charges After Distracted Driving Deaths A mom from Wisconsin has officially been charged with three counts of homicide after a 2013 car accident, after she caused distracted driving deaths, which killed her 11 year old daughter and two 5 year old nieces. She and her son survived the accident. Kari J. Milberg, … [Read more...]

Teen Drivers Still Texting and Driving Despite Dangers

Teen Drivers Know About the Dangers of Texting and Driving But Many Still Do It The latest survey about texting and driving shows that 98% of drivers understand the dangers of texting and driving – statistically, it just as dangerous as drinking and driving – but those drivers chose to text and drive regardless of the increased risk of injury or … [Read more...]

SC Texting and Driving Law In Full Force

Warning Period of SC Texting and Driving Law is Over This past June, South Carolina lawmakers passed a bill banning SC texting and driving. To inform drivers that the practice is now illegal, law enforcement spent several months pulling drivers over and issuing warnings about typing on a mobile phone or tablet while driving a moving vehicle. Now, … [Read more...]

People Understand Dangers of Texting and Driving, Do It Anyway

Study Shows Drivers Understand Dangers of Texting and Driving but Chooses to do it Anyway A new survey shows that 98% of drivers understand the dangers of texting and driving – statistically, it just as dangerous as drinking and driving – but those drivers chose to text and drive regardless of the increased risk of injury or death. Three-quarters … [Read more...]

Study Shows Texting and Driving Legislation Works

New Study Shows That Laws Work to Prevent Texting and Driving Accidents A new research study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that texting and driving legislation is the most effective means of preventing that type of distracted driving accident. Texting and driving has surfaced as one of the leading causes of death among … [Read more...]

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