Category Archive: Cell phone use while driving

Content addressing why cell phone use while driving - handheld and hands-free - is dangerous, what can be done about it and why stopping this deadly behavior is critical.

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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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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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.focusdriven.org/new-jersey-gets-real/

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 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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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.focusdriven.org/underreporting/

Mar 14

How to get started when you decide to stop

When I started working on this issue in 2009, I told my family that I wasn’t going to use my cell phone while driving any longer – the data and the personal stories were just too much to ignore. I asked my children and my husband to help hold me accountable. I asked my parents …

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Feb 20

Need stronger penalties for texting violators

We called for automatic license revocation for drivers who text behind the wheel because texting is a dangerous and deadly behavior that takes drivers mind off the road, hands off the steering wheel and eyes off the road. Strengthening penalties for violators will help to curb the behavior, prevent crashes and save lives. Impairment is …

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Feb 19

What role can parents play

David Teater, Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives at the National Safety Council answers the top questions he gets about cell phone distracted driving. In this video, he addresses how parents can help reduce cell phone distracted driving. Help spread the word about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving. Share this video with those you …

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Feb 15

What’s the wireless industry’s stance?

David Teater, Senior Director of Transportation Initiatives at the National Safety Council answers the top questions he gets about cell phone distracted driving. In this video, he addresses the wireless industry’s stance. Help spread the word about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving. Share this video with those you know.

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