Tips for Novice Drivers

  Teenagers and adults fall victim to distractions while driving on a daily basis. Teenagers have a higher likelihood to lose their attention while operating a vehicle if a cell phone is present. Here’s a few safety tips to help teenagers on the road today:..... Read More >>

Combating Distracted Driving

 Everyone these days have a cell phone. Cell phone allows us to stay connected with our friends and family. It allows us to stay connected with what’s trending and what’s new. It is a great way to interact with people, check our e-mails, and shop online—unless you’re driving. Driving alone can kill you. Why give yourself a distraction that can heighten the chances? ..... Read More >>

Driver Responsibilities Behind the Wheel

  One of the major events in your life (whether you want to believe it or not) is earning your driver’s license. Driving gives you a kind of freedom that you didn’t have when you were younger. In order to be a successful driver behind the wheel, you must understand the rules and regulations mandated by state law. With this newfound responsibility associated with driving, certain risk factors are also involved...... Read More >>

The Hazards of Texting and Driving

  In 2014, the National Highway Safety Administration reported that distracted drivers were the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes. This resulted in the death of 3,328 and 421,000 wounded. The dangers of texting while driving are real...... Read More >>

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

  In this day and age, people want to stay connected. Distracted drivers are everywhere, and everyone is guilty of driving with the impairment of a cell phone in their face. Texting 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. Remember that you are not fully in control unless both hands and your eyes are on the wheel...... Read More >>

Common In-Vehicle Distractions

  Did you know there are many more distractions than just cell phones that can take the driver’s attention off the road? Here is a short list to get you thinking:..... Read More >>

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.” What does that mean, exactly? Many organizations, such as the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, publish information on their website in an attempt to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. Here is a list of ways you can promote safe driving:..... Read More >>

Are Distraction Commercials Too Much?

 Many have seen the commercials on TV that depict drivers on their phones just seconds before they run a stoplight and get hit by a semi. People view these as being too abrupt and too disturbing for viewers. From the complaints on Twitter and Facebook, it’s pretty evident: texting and driving commercials are effective. 

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NWI Resident Takes #ITXTIWRECK Pledge

 Tiffany Lucio, an Indiana native, spoke with me earlier this week about the dangers of texting and driving. Because she believes everyone can make a difference, she took the pledge to not text and drive.

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First Responder Testimonial

 Micah Holmes, firefighter and paramedic for a fire department in Pennsylvania, has seen it all. From rollovers to ejected drivers, he understands the risks associated with distracted driving. 

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