Category: Texting & Driving

Teen Drivers: Why Floridians Should Steer Clear This Season

In one recent Ohio accident, a 17-year-old driver was speeding and overcorrected, which ejected two teens from the vehicle and injured the other passengers. One of those teens was killed in the crash.

The reason the driver was speeding? The teens were running late to prom.

Over 5,000 teens are injured in car accidents every year across the nation during prom and graduation season, and one-third of teen driver [..]

Labor Day Accident? Experts Predicted an Increase This Year

Holiday weekends are great. Having that extra day off from work and school means you can plan a last-minute vacation or road trip. Labor Day is an especially good time to get away, too, because the weather is usually perfect as summer comes to an end.

 

The problem with three-day weekends, however, is that everyone seems to want to take advantage of them, which means that more people [..]

Texting While Driving May Soon Become a Primary Offense

Texting is one of the most dangerous things that you can do behind the wheel. Sending a quick text may only take your eyes off the road for a few seconds, but those few seconds are still critical for responding to pedestrians, cars, and other things on the road that require a driver’s attention.

 

Case-in-point: almost 1 in 5 traffic accidents are caused by texting and distracted driving [..]

The 7 Most Dangerous Things Drivers Do behind the Wheel

It’s your car—the vehicle that gets you to work every day, that carries your groceries home, shelters you and your family on road trips. For many Americans, it can be nearly impossible to see their beloved motor vehicle as a hazard.

 

But massive, heavy, and fast-moving, cars can become dangerous weapons when handled improperly or recklessly. Every year, motor vehicle crashes claim the lives of nearly 37,000 Americans [..]

Harsher Penalties for Texting While Driving Coming?

There is no arguing that texting and driving has become a serious cause of automobile accidents in the United States. So much so, in fact, that it has actually become a front-burner issue for a number of organizations, from branches of the government to cellphone companies. “It can wait” bumper stickers are popping up on cars everywhere, and all across the nation, laws are being developed to prevent and [..]

“Happy” Text Has Grim Outcome for North Carolina Woman

Despite the overwhelming evidence that texting while driving is dangerous, all too many drivers are still deciding that using their smartphones can’t wait until they get to their destination. One of the latest tragic tales of a texting accident comes from North Carolina, where a young woman died seconds after posting a Facebook status about Pharrell Williams’ popular song “Happy.”

 

Police believe that 32-year-old Courtney Ann Sanford was [..]

New Technology Promises to Prevent Texting and Driving

Because cell phones and other mobile devices have become so well-integrated into our daily routines, we’ve grown accustomed to using them every chance we get—even behind the wheel. Whether out of reflex or a feeling of need to continue a conversation occurring via text, we do it all too often.

 

But the risk of texting or checking a phone while driving is too high. In fact, the time [..]