State Laws on Texting While Driving

  The texting epidemic has swept the nation. While the government has not instituted a blanketing law that would force citizens to abide by rules regardless of which state they reside in, each individual state has stepped up to the plate to help combat the issue. The following states have implemented specific texting and handheld bans. Listed below are states in and around Indiana:..... Read More >>

Urban Hazards

  Many wouldn’t realize it, but urban hazards play a large role in accidents on the roadways each year. Listed below are some hotspots and situations we subconsciously do not think would hazardous:..... Read More >>

NTSB Updates Report

  As new technologies are coming out, new forms of distractions are also being brought to the spotlight. These new technologies contribute to the leading cause of accidents and deaths. The NTSB has reported that thousands have lost their lives due to distracted driving. They recommend putting down what they call “non-mission-critical information.” This means powering down our cell phones and tablets while operating a vehicle. In December 2014, a poll conducted by the National Safety Council showed that 73% of drivers think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while 22% said current level of enforcement is adequate. The percentage of drivers that agree with tougher regulation of texting and driving needs to increase before we can see drastic change. Although many insurance companies are advocating the disconnect slogan, only 14 states and the District of Columbia ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Again, this number needs to increase...... Read More >>

Helpful Tips for Experienced Drivers

  Distracted driving is not limited to novice and young drivers. Many times, adults are the cause of distracted driving that turns into accidents. Here are a few safety tips to help adult drivers reduce the possibility of accidents on their daily commute:..... Read More >>

The Many Faces of Distracted Driving

  Distracted driving can come in a number of different forms and can be very dangerous. While talking on the phone is a distraction itself, texting is what takes a driver’s complete focus off the road. It takes one hand to hold a phone and your only set of eyes to read and write a message. Texting also takes your mind off the task at hand. When you allow your vision to veer off the road and onto your phone, a car could have pulled in front of you. You might not see them until it is too late. You might not see them at all...... Read More >>

Indiana Resident Takes Pledge to End Distracted Driving

  Aaron Nathanael, an Indiana native, spoke with me earlier this week about the dangers of texting and driving. Because he believes everyone can make a difference, he took the pledge to not text and drive...... Read More >>

The Psychology Behind Distracted Driving

  Many psychologists around the country have conducted research on the effects of operating a phone and vehicle simultaneously. They noted that drivers using a cell phone (whether handheld or hands-free) pay less attention to the road. The driving skills become worse than those of someone that has been drinking. Research shows that the effects of texting and driving increase the risk of accident by 25%. ..... Read More >>

The Cellular Epidemic

  After conducting detailed research, the problem is very clear: government agencies struggle while making the attempt to combat the problem. Texting while driving is becoming a problem of epidemic proportion, causing thousands of fatalities each year...... Read More >>

Hazards on the Roadway

  Knowing that everyone, for the most part, has sent a text message while driving or still does, one can surmise the threat level of distracted driving. When you take your eyes off the road and look at your phone, you become a threat. Taking your eyes off the road also makes you a victim. Anyone and everyone can be a distracted driver. Distracted driving does kill...... Read More >>

Multi-Tasking is Dangerous

  Operating a motor vehicle requires both visual and cognitive functions. If one of these is missing, we pose a potential hazard to not only ourselves, but also everyone around us. Visual, or perceptive, functioning is what allows us to see the world around us...... Read More >>
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