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   09/02/2014

CELLULAR PHONE USE AND TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAWS

The prevalence of cellular phones, new research, and publicized crashes has started many debates related to the role cell phones play in driver distraction. The following are the details of state cellular phone use and texting while driving laws.

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   09/01/2014

New 'live2txt' app, developed by Franklin Lakes police veteran, aims to dissuade teens from texting while driving

A 31-year veteran of the Franklin Lakes Police Department created a new app designed to eliminate distractions from driving. Once it is turned on, the “live2txt” app diverts all calls and text messages until the app is turned off. The app can also notify parents when it is turned on.
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   08/31/2014

Ban on texting and driving goes into effect in Indiana

As of July 1, 2011 it is illegal to text and drive in the state of Indiana. In 2010, legislators simply targeted teens, but now texting while driving is illegal for all ages. Texting while driving in the state of Indiana can lead to fines of up to $500.    In 2010, the Indiana State Police linked over 1,100 car crashes to cell phone use, including four fatalities...... Read More >>
 
 
   08/30/2014

New Survey Indicates Most US Drivers Are Aware Of The Dangers Of Texting And Driving Yet Many Do It Anyway

A July 2013 Kars4Kids survey revealed that despite high awareness and knowledge (97.8 percent) of the dangers of texting while driving among drivers, many U.S. adults and teens continue to engage in the deadly behavior anyway. The survey also indicated that 42.7 percent or drivers read incoming messages while driving and 29.9 percent send out text messages while driving, despite said knowledge. The study was conducted among 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.

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   08/29/2014

European cell phone, texting roundup

In Britain, a driver who was texting and calling on two mobile phones just before hitting and killing a man on the A47 has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment. The judge in this case said “Mobile phone use while driving is a plague on our society.” The driver had several prior convictions for mobile phone use while driving...... Read More >>
 
 
   08/25/2014

U.N. Ambassador Wants Texting-While-Driving Bans to Go Global

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power spoke to the UN General Assembly in April regarding distracted driving.  She presented a “road safety” resolution that urges the international community to put an end to “inappropriate use of cell phones, including texting while driving.”  ..... Read More >>
 
 
   08/22/2014

U.N. and International Officials Launch Global Effort to End Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is not just an American problem.  Internationally, there are about 600 million passenger cars on the road and 4.6 billion cell phone subscriptions.  In 2008, in the U.S. alone, nearly 6,000 people were killed and more than half a million were injured in crashes involving distracted driving.

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   08/16/2014

CELLULAR PHONE USE AND TEXTING WHILE DRIVING LAWS

A brief state-by-state guide of mobile/cellular device laws and driving. Information taken directly from the National Conference of State Legislatures.  




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   02/06/2014

What is distracted driving and what can distract a driver?

 Any activity that could deter a person's attention away from the primary task of driving is considered distracted driving. All distractions endanger the safety of drivers, passengers, and bystander as well...... Read More >>
 
 
   02/04/2014

Keep your mind focused on the road

 Remember to keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel it can very well save a life. ..... Read More >>
 
 
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