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Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

Ulster Woman, 66, Charged with DWI in Multicar Accident

A 66-year-old woman from Kingston, NY  was charged with aggravated DWI and vehicular assault on May 29th after a month-long investigation into an April 26th multicar crash that injured four people. Elizabeth M. Kelly was driving on Sawkill Road when she crossed into the northbound lane and hit a Honda driven by Betty Sibus, 80. -->

At Least 6 Hurt in Crash on 9W in Port Ewen

At least 6 people were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash on Route 9W in Port Ewen at about 1:30pm on Monday, May 27. Three motorcycles were involved in the crash, but an initial news release did not specify the number or types of vehicles. The injured were taken to hospitals in Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Westchester -->

Three Injured When School Bus Drives off the Road in Wawarsing

A school bus driver, a bus aide and an 8-year-old student were injured on the morning of May 21st when the driver veered off Sportsman Road. Around 8:30 a.m., a Rolling V school bus driven by Joanne Weber, 56, of Mountaindale went off Sportsman Road near Bennett Road and into a drainage ditch. The driver -->

Fatal Accident in Warren County

A man has died after a crash on May 17th in Lake Luzerne, NY. Two cars collided on Call Street near Ralph Road just before 9:30 p.m. 65-year-old Frances Williams was killed in the crash. Two people in the second vehicle were airlifted to Albany Medical Center with unknown injuries. Police believe that one of -->

Savannah Nash, 16, Dies During Her First Solo Drive; Believed to Be Texting

Savannah Nash’s first solo drive sadly turned out to be her last. Nash, who had recently turned 16, got permission to drive to the store in Harrisonville, Missouri to pick up items for the family dinner. Her vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer on the way and she died at the scene. The crash may have -->

FDA: Lower Ambien’s Dose to Prevent Drowsy Driving

On Wednesday, May 15, The FDA approved a new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug, Ambien, in an effort to decrease daytime drowsiness that could potentially be a danger while performing certain tasks such as driving. In January, drugs containing zolpidem must carry instructions that lower the recommended dose and provide more safety information -->

Drive First App by Sprint – Prevent Distracted Driving

Sprint currently provides an app that can help ease the mind of parents with teenage drivers. Sprint’s Drive First app is an app that will automatically lock a mobile phone when a car is in motion. What Does The App Do? Automatically activates when the car is in motion. Prevents texts, calls, and other unsafe -->

Track Your Teens’ Driving Habits

There’s an app for that. Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that the first phase of driving alone is the deadliest phase. A recent survey from a major insurance company found that 65% of parents wanted a better way to keep track of their teens’ early driving experience. The new app from UNC -->

Stop The Texts. Stop The Wrecks.

The Shocking Truth: Distracted driving is the number one killer in American teens. Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough to cover the length of a football field. Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s handheld or hands-free, delays a driver’s -->

Crash Hospitalizes Pine Bush Woman; Driver Faces DWI

A Pine Bush man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Monday in Bullville, Town of Crawford. His passenger is in critical condition as a result of the two-car accident on Route 302. Robert Mance, 46, was driving a 2004 Dodge Stratus when he rear-ended a 2008 Honda Odyssey driven by Barbara Rojas, 39, as -->