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Tag Archives: Distracted Driving

An Important Reminder, the Faces of Distracted Driving

If you haven’t visited distraction.gov lately, you should. The site is loaded with information about the dangers of distracted driving. If you have a teen driver, a spouse, or a friend is drives and texts we encourage you to share this page with them “The faces of distracted driving.” Here you’ll find the heart wrenching -->

DOT Releases Startling New Distracted Driving Video

Have you seen the new Department of Transportation Distracted Driving awareness campaign? If you’ve yet to watch the video we encourage you to do so, especially if you are the parent of a teen driver.  The video showcases several of the risk factors that increase the chances of being involved in a serious crash, including: -->

An Introduction to Distraction, You May Be Surprised to Find You Are Actually a Distracted Driver

Let’s assume you’re one of the many drivers on the road who loathe the sight of a distracted driver, i.e. that guy in the truck drifting in and out of lanes while texting, or the mom in the minivan with one eye on the road and one on her phone, or teenage driver cruising along -->

Parents of Teen Drivers: ‘You’re Not Worried Nearly Enough’

A recent New York Times article sheds like on a topic this firm is all too familiar with, teen drivers and the dangers they face (and present) when behind the wheel. Every day car crashes result in an average of 6 teenage fatalities, more than cancer, suicide, and all other accident types (Data from the Center -->

New York Law Enforcement Using Social Media to Track Down Dangerous Drivers

Distracted driving is an epidemic that has resulted in countless injuries and fatalities both here in New York and throughout the Country. NY Law enforcement agencies have taken numerous steps to stop distracted drivers from hurting themselves and others. On March 6th State Police in Long Island used innovative measures to apprehend a driver who -->

Distracted Driver Charged with First-Degree Manslaughter after Striking Pedestrian

This summer a NYC public school teacher tragically died while biking cross-county, part of an initiative to raise money and awareness for affordable housing.  The 25 year old teacher and cyclist was biking along an Oklahoma road when a 35-year-old woman struck and killed him. The driver was unable to maneuver around the cyclist because -->

Trends in Distraction, What’s Changed? What can we all do?

Well over a year ago we published a blog, “Warning to Parents! New Snapchat Filter that Tracks Your Speed in MPH While a Photo is Being Taken.” Thousands of parents and teens have since read the blog. Not so long ago one of the dangers associated with distracted driving stemmed from the fact people simply -->

5 Things 2015 Taught Us about Safety & Well Being

As the 2015 holiday season has officially commenced it seems appropriate to take a look back at 2015 and the events that undoubtedly affected us all, and more importantly, what we learned from them.   1. Kicking off 2015: with snow, slush, and frigid temperatures. istock_000047699348_large.jpg The winter of 2015 was particularly harsh for New -->

A Black Friday Shopper’s Guide to Safe Shopping

While some are home cleaning and recovering from the turkey and stuffing others are getting ready to rush the stores, prepared to tackle crowds of shoppers, endure lines that don’t seem to end, and safely enter and exit what was once known as a parking lot but seems more like an obstacle course. Stay injury -->