Nov 03

Technology pushing safety.. again

Recently in San Diego a woman was pulled over for speeding and was shocked by an added fine for wearing Google glasses which can, among other things, play videos and display text messages. Cecilia Abadie, a software developer, says that she wasn’t using the glasses and the moment she was pulled over and plans on …

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Jul 17

Enforcing a corporate cell phone policy

Ideas for managing compliance of your corporate cell phone policy.

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Jul 15

One call changed everything

Jay, Jean and Jacy Good were driving home from Jacy’s college graduation when a driver using a cell phone caused a crash that killed Jay and Jean and left Jacy with a 10 percent chance of surviving. Kelsey Raffaele was a beautiful, energetic teen with her whole life ahead of her. One cell phone call was all it took to turn her family’s world upside down. Kelsey didn’t survive the crash and her parents are sharing their story in the hope that others will drive cell free.

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Jul 09

Consequences of Distracted Driving: 3 ways to stop the habit

Submitted by: Alicia Lawrence I was focused…just not on driving. As a teenager obsessed with multitasking, I always felt the need to do something else while driving to pass the time. One moment I felt completely in control driving and talking on the phone, but a second later I realized I had driven full speed into one of …

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Jul 05

Amanda’s Story

Amanda Kloehr shares her distracted driving story on the five year anniversary of her crash.

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Jun 17

New Jersey Gets Real

New Jersey is already widely known for having fairly progressive laws about cell phone usage while driving, and enforcing those laws to boot. Now they are making larger strides towards making their laws effective in their state by allowing officers who believe their is probable cause, confiscate a motorist’s cell phone at the scene of …

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May 14

The Great Multitasking Lie

Distracted driving certainly includes texting, but what many people don’t realize is that a cell phone conversation while driving, regardless of hands-free technology, is also very dangerous. The National Safety Council shares the following infographic with everyone to educate the public on the myth of multitasking, and help prevent the dangers that can occur due …

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May 12

Perspectives: Law enforcement

In this Perspectives on Cell Phone Distracted Driving video series, two law enforcement officers discuss the dangers of cell phone use behind the wheel and how they use high visibility campaigns to eliminate this deadly distraction and make our roads safer.

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May 08

Under-reporting of Cell Phone Involvement

Accurately quantifying the problem of cell phone distracted driving is a major issue. The National Safety Council recently did an analysis of stories in the FocusDriven database which shows how the number of fatal car crashes due to cell phone use may be drastically under-reported. The reasons for the data gap include reluctance of drivers to …

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May 08

Perspectives: Jane Grover, Evanston IL

In this National Safety Council Perspectives video, Jane Grover, alderman of Evanston, IL, shares her thoughts about cell phone distracted driving and the need for strong laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving.      

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