Stay Alert, Stay Alive

 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 fators are also involved.


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The Cellular Epidemic

 Texting while driving is becoming a problem of epidemic proportion, causing thousands of fatalities each year. After conducting detailed research, the problem is very clear: no one knows how to combat the problem. While many agree a program should be implemented from mobile phone companies to block incoming calls and texts while driving, the solution starts with the driver. But how can we get people to stop texting while driving? The answer is to inform them.

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Psychological Research: Cognitive Function Interrupted When Texting While Driving

Cell phones have become one of the most convenient ways to stay in contact with the people in our lives. While many people own cell phones, there is a place they do not belong: behind the steering wheel of a car. ..... Read More >>

Distracted Driving Kills

 In 2003, I passed my driving exam and was issued my state driver’s license. It was also the year I purchased my first cell phone. Because I was a novice driver, I made sure I was alert at all times. Texting while driving was the last thing on my mind. 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 >>

Driving: The Task at Hand

  The official U.S. Government website for distracted driving (DISTRACTION.GOV) says it best: “Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety.” Distracted driving comes in many forms...... Read More >>

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

In 2013, 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.
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The Dangers 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 >>

New Groove™ app helps prevent distracted driving

After Scott Tibbets’ colleague Dave Sueper, was killed in a collision by a distracted teenage driver while traveling to meet Tibbets for a meeting on May 8, 2008, he was deeply affected by the tragedy. Like Sueper, he was also a father of two, and as an engineer he became dedicated to preventing more deaths from distracted driving. ..... Read More >>

How will you stop texting driving? Tell us…

 In an effort to crack down on distracted driving and battle the epidemic number of traffic fatalities resulting from incidents of texting while driving on American roads each year, many states are currently implementing an array of unique strategies to enforce bans. Some have enacted laws that use a graduated driver licensing system for teen drivers, which are intended to employ a targeted strategy focused on raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and to keep it from occurring.  However, the effectiveness of cell phone and texting laws on decreasing distracted driving-related crashes requires further study, according to the Centers for Disease Control...... Read More >>

New Enforcement Strategies: How some states are tackling texting while driving

Across the country, police are reporting that texting and driving has become more of a problem, and enforcing the issue is challenging...... Read More >>
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