Five Safety Tips for Adults

 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:

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Top Five Safety Tips for Teenagers

 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:

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NHTSA Confirms Traffic Fatalities on the Rise

 Car accidents in the United States steadily declined from 2004 to 2011. Car accidents and fatalities have increased each year starting in 2012—and the increase doesn’t look to stop anytime soon. 

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Car Accidents: Studies Show Residual Effect on Victims

 It comes without any surprise that car accidents injure people. Most of us remember a commercial on TV that shows an occupant being thrown around in a vehicle or the initial accident itself. Many of these commercials do not talk about the effects that go beneath the skin, however. 

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Hands-Free, Risk-free?

 Talking on a cell phone while driving has been banned in a number of states in the United States. Safety officials understood the risks associated with taking a hand off the wheel to hold a cell phone. As a result, many drivers have taken to hands-free devices, which allows them to keep both hands on the wheel. This raises the question: does having both hands on the wheel while talking mean you are less likely to be involved in a car accident? The answer is no. 

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Spotlight Focus: Distracted Teenage Drivers

 Teenage drivers between the ages of 16-19 are five times more likely to be involved in a car accident than an adult driver. The reason this relatively small age group (16-19) is at a higher risk is because of cell phones. Teenagers are notoriously known for having their cell phones with them at all times.  Teenagers have less experience behind the wheel than an adult, and teenagers are still undergoing development in areas of the brain responsible for decision-making and risk management. If you add a cell phone into the mix with a new driver, the result won’t be pretty. 

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Celebrities Endorse No Texting While Driving

Celebrities are speaking out now on the issue of texting and driving. Texting while driving has become a serious issue in society today, and many are taking the pledge to put down their phones. The lists of celebrities that have signed the pledge include: Oprah Winfrey, Jason Derulo, Dexter McCluster, Demi Lovato, and Justin Bieber. As they champion the cause, the information remains the same: texting while driving kills.

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Four Apps to Stop Texting While Driving

 Many states have already passed laws that ban texting or even complete cell phone use while driving. This comes as an initiative to eliminate the possibility of texting while operating a motor vehicle. Because the dangers of distracted driving are real, the mobile app industry has stepped in to help. ..... Read More >>

AT&Tís DriveMode Helps Reduce Risk

 If you haven’t learned already, using your cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is catching quite a bit of heat lately. Many people know the risks associated with texting/talking while driving, yet many of them continue to indulge in the act. AT&T came up with a solution that could help prevent distracted driving. The company released their program, titledDriveMode, in an attempt to thwart the opportunity for a driver to become distracted...... Read More >>

The National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted

 Earlier this year, the National Transportation Safety Board released a “Most Wanted” list for 2015. The item that placed first on the list: disconnecting from deadly distractions. The issue boils down to people not having their minds on the road. Increasingly, the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a vehicle is distracting us, posing a real threat in transportation. 

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