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January 15, 2018

Georgia Considers Handheld Phone Ban for Drivers

The state legislation also seeks to raise the distracted-driving fine from $150 to as much as $900 for repeat offenders.

January 1, 2018

Rocket Launch Distracts Freeway Drivers

The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Dec. 22 provided a special light show for Californians -- and also distracted freeway drivers who couldn't resist turning their eyes skyward and off the road. This dashcam footage was shot on the 10 Freeway in Banning, Calif. Video via YouTube.

December 28, 2017

New Tools to Fight Distracted Driving

More tech companies are introducing safety features aimed at preventing distracted driving. Video by WRAL News.

December 27, 2017

Distracted Driving in Work Zones

When drivers are distracted while approaching a highway construction zone, the results can be deadly. Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. explains what happened Dec. 15 when a truck driver traveling on I-55 took his eyes off the road to reach for his cup of tea. Video courtesy of the Belleville News-Democrat (BND.com). For tips on driving through work zones, click here.

December 25, 2017

S.C. Weighs New Distracted Driving Rules

A South Carolina state representative is proposing legislation that would prohibit handheld phone use while driving and raise the fine for texting while driving from $25 to $100 for a first offense. Video courtesy of WSPA 7 News.

December 8, 2017

Fla. Bill Would Strengthen Driver Texting Ban

New legislation in the Florida House would make texting while driving a primary offense.

November 27, 2017

Which Infotainment Systems Are the Least Distracting?

Consumer Reports releases its list of the least distracting — and most distracting — high-level vehicle infotainment systems.

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Road Deaths Expected to Rise

The National Safety Council estimates that 421 people could lose their lives in car crashes during the upcoming holiday weekend — a 7% jump over the average.

November 10, 2017

Are Distracted Driving Laws Working?

A TV news team explores whether state legislation has helped curb distracted driving in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Video courtesy of WSAZ News Channel 3.

November 9, 2017

Pressures to Stay Connected Help Fuel Distracted Driving

A recent online survey finds that 43% of employees who drive engage in work-related calls, texts and emails while behind the wheel.

October 17, 2017

Distracted Driving Frustrating N.D. Law Enforcement

North Dakota State Patrol officers continue to be frustrated by the persistent problem of distracted driving, despite devoting more overtime hours to enforcement efforts. Video courtesy of Valley News Live.

October 12, 2017

Tenn. Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming with local law enforcement agencies to target the state's growing epidemic of distracted driving. A THP bus is key to their efforts. Video courtesy of WTVC/News Channel 9.

October 5, 2017

Infotainment Systems Further Distract Drivers, Study Finds

New research from AAA concludes that all 30 of the infotainment systems evaluated demanded too much of the driver’s attention during use.  

September 28, 2017

Oregon Gets Tougher Distracted Driving Law

A new Oregon state law banning handheld electronic devices while driving will take effect on Sunday, Oct. 1. The new law also imposes higher penalties. Video courtesy of KGW.

September 19, 2017

Tech Developed to Detect Distracted Driving

Researchers at the University of Waterloo create a system that recognizes such distracting actions as texting, talking on a cell phone and reaching into the backseat.

September 15, 2017

Study Maps Distracted Driving Risk Near Schools

New research from Zendrive identifies which counties in the nation have the highest and lowest occurence of distracted driving in school zones. Video courtesy of CBS This Morning. To learn how your county or your kid's school fared in the distracted driving study, click here to access an interactive map.

September 12, 2017

Insurer Offers Fleets LifeSaver Distracted Driving Product

Cincinnati Insurance has begun offering LifeSaver's distracted driving software system that includes a dashboard and mobile app for drivers.

August 30, 2017

Minn. Fair Fights Distracted Driving

During the Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul Police are targeting nearby distracted drivers through a tag-team approach. When an officer in an unmarked police car spots a texting driver, the officer alerts a motorcycle officer who then pulls the violator over and issues a citation. And inside the fair, a Minnesota State Patrol exhibit tells the tragic story of how a distracted driver cut short the lives of a father and daughter from Becker, Minn. Video courtesy of KARE 11 via YouTube.

August 28, 2017

Drive Safely Work Week Set for October

The annual safety campaign, sponsored by NETS, will focus this year on preventing distracted driving and promoting eco-friendly driving.

August 21, 2017

Texas Mandates New Distracted Driving Course

Beginning Sept. 1, a one-hour video course on distracted driving will become required viewing for all driving skills exam applicants 18 and older.

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