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Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

Impaired Driving: Get The Facts

According to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day 30 people in the United States die in a motor vehicle-related crash that involves a drunk driver. In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver. This accounts for about 30% of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. -->

Drowsy Driving: 1 in 25 Fall Asleep at the Wheel According to CDC Report

An article from End Distracted Driving (www.enddd.org) states that according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.2% of drivers reported falling asleep at the wheel within the last month. According to Anne G. Wheaton, an epidemiologist and lead author of the CDC report, the actual number of drivers falling asleep at the wheel -->

Teen Driving – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

According to this article from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, young drivers, ages 15-20 years old , are particularly vulnerable to death and injury on the roadways. The leading cause of death for teenagers is traffic crashes. Teens are involved in 3 times as many fatal crashes than all other drivers. Motor vehicle accidents account -->

Eliminate Distracted Driving

What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. While all distractions are dangerous and pose as a hazard to the driver’s safety, texting is the most harmful because -->

Editorial: Young Moms Show High Rate of Distracted Driving

A report by the Herald-Dispatch on January 25, 2013 states that young mothers tend to show a high rate of distracted driving. A new survey by the Safe Kids Worldwide and American Baby magazine found that 78% of mothers with children under the age of 2 admitted to talking on their cell phones while driving -->

Smartphone App for Parents Whose Kids Are Driving

We recently came across Canary, an iPhone and Android app promoting the dangers of texting and driving. We’re sharing the app’s launch on our blog because it is highly relevant to Finkelstein’s Commit to Quit program. Canary alerts parents via real-time email and text alerts if their teenager is: Talking or texting while driving Exceeding -->

AT&T Chief Speaks Out Against Texting at the Wheel

According to a New York Times article published on September 19, Randall L. Stephenson, the chairman and chief executive of AT&T, spoke on Wednesday morning at a conference addressing major investors, including Fortune 500 executives. The topic was the state of the telecom businesses, but he began with a request: Don’t text and drive. Stephenson -->

Stricter Laws on Teenage Driving

The New York Times reported on August 13 that states are increasingly legislating away a teenager’s carefree cruise in a car full of friends, deemed as a rite of passage by resonating popular culture. States are in fact passing laws that restrict when, how, and with whom teenagers can get behind the wheel. Fifteen states -->

Risk of Teen Drivers Dying in Crash DOUBLES if Friends are in the Car

The AP has published that a teenage driver’s risk of dying in an accident increases dramatically when there are other teens in the car. This was part of the findings of a new AAA study in Washington based on an examination of government data on teen crashes from 2007 and 2010. The study was released -->

Highway Death Rate Has Fallen to a 60-Year Low

According to figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on May 7, highway fatalities have dipped to the lowest record in 60 years. This report was preliminary; final results will be available later this year. Bloomberg News reported on May 8 that “the number of people killed on U.S. highways fell in 2011 -->