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South Carolina Distracted Driving Bill Moving Forward

A bill that would prohibit South Carolina drivers from holding a cell phone in either hand while behind the wheel has been introduced by State Rep. Bill Taylor (R-Aiken) with heavy fines for violators. The bill would also ban reading, sending or writing texts.

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Infrastructure Funding Will Take Courage From Trump, Congress: AAA

AAA's top executive is calling on President Trump and Congress to put the nation’s disintegrating transportation infrastructure ahead of partisan politics, and spell out funding sources to upgrade the nation's highways.

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Toyota Recalls 700K Vehicles in South Africa Over Airbag Concerns

Toyota South Africa has recalled more than 700,000 vehicles over airbag safety concerns, due to risks of the airbag bursting.

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Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.

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How to Drive in a Lightning Storm

Ford Motor Co. offers advice on what steps drivers should take to protect themselves against a lightning strike. Video courtesy of Ford. Read the full safety tip here.

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Smack Innovations Offers Safer Way to Drive and Stay Connected

Startup Smack Innovations has begun offering RITW SafeConnect, a distracted driving system that clamps onto a steering wheel and works through voice commands and a few buttons to access the user's phone and installed apps, keeping the driver connected without risk of distracted driving, according to the company.

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States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

One in 10 fatal car crashes in the U.S. each year are caused by distracted driving, and using cell phones while behind the wheel kills as many as 300 people annually in some states, according to a new report from Expert Market.

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Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.

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Technology's Essential Role in Fleet Safety's Future

As accident rates in the U.S. continue to climb, technology must evolve to ensure the safety of the drivers on the road. Both in-vehicle and fleet technology is continuing to find ways to do just that.

The new Denso standard vision sensor is designed to detect nighttime pedestrians who wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. Photo courtesy of Denso.

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New Vision Sensor Promotes Safer Night Driving

Developed by Denso Corp., the new standard vision sensor is designed to better detect pedestrians, other road users, road signs and lane markings.

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