Category Archive: Law enforcement

Showcases how law enforcement agencies are working to enforce cell phone distracted driving laws and making our roadways safer.

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 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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Feb 11

What will it take to reduce crashes

David Teater, senior director of transportation Initiatives at the National Safety Council, explains what it will take to reduce cell phone distracted driving crashes – laws, education and technology.

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Sep 18

School Zone Safety

Cell phone distracted driving has been in the media spotlight for a few years now. It’s fair to say we all know the dangers cell phone distracted drivers expose themselves to when they decide to engage in this behavior, but what about the dangers they put others in? What about bicyclists, pedestrians, runners and even crossing …

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Nov 01

Odessa follows dangerous trend in Texas

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I was recently shocked to read that a motion to consider a ban on texting while driving by the Odessa City Council in Odessa, TX, died because the motion was not seconded.  Even while the majority of people in the gallery, which included high school students, stood to show their support of the ban, only …

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Aug 18

Enforcement ISN’T a problem

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A month ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declared its distracted driving pilot enforcement programs a success. We even blogged about the findings, which showed how a three-fold approach to cell phone laws – strong laws, highly visible enforcement and public education – are proven to reduce crashes. So it’s a little frustrating to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.focusdriven.org/78/

Jul 26

Cell phone distracted driving laws are enforceable

We’ve been calling for strong laws, visible enforcement and public education since our founding in January 2010. Now, we have results from government-run programs to show these things do work to reduce deadly distracted drivers on our roadways. Earlier this month, the Department of Transportation released the results of its year-long pilot programs in Syracuse, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://blog.focusdriven.org/laws-are-enforceable/

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