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February 8, 2016

Video Safety Tip: Curbing All Distractions

In 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all crash fatalities, killing 3,179 people. This video highlights 10 of the most common driving distractions.

February 8, 2016

Top 10 Driving Distractions

Here are the top 10 driving distractions, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety and Maine State Police. Keep in mind, however, that all references to regulatory laws apply to Maine. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 25, 2016

Drivers' Smartphones Continue to Fuel Distraction

An annual State Farm survey finds that fewer drivers are having handheld phone conversations, but more drivers are accessing the Internet, texting and reading email.

January 25, 2016

Video: Ind. Takes Safe Driving Message to the Streets

Indiana's newly available specialty license plates remind drivers to "put the phone down."

January 21, 2016

Video: Mass. Considers Hands-Free Phone Legislation

The state already has a driver texting ban on the books, but a new bill seeks to prohibit all handheld mobile device use while driving.

January 21, 2016

Distracted Driving in Mass.

A WCVB Channel 5 editorial argues for passage of a driver hands-free phone law in Massachusetts. For the full story, click here.

January 20, 2016

Anti-Distracted Driving Plates

The State of Indiana has begun offering specialty license plates that remind drivers to "put the phone down." Here's a report from WISH-TV 8 News.

January 19, 2016

California's Earbud Ban

KPIX 5 News in San Francisco reports on California's new driver earbud ban. To learn about other state laws that took effect Jan. 1, click here.

January 18, 2016

2016 Ushers in New Traffic Laws

At the beginning of this month, thousands of new state laws took effect — including many of special interest to fleet managers and drivers.

January 14, 2016

NTSB Urges Action on Drugged, Drowsy Driving

The agency releases its annual “most wanted” list for 2016, which also highlights need to end driver distractions and make collision avoidance technology more widely available.

January 8, 2016

Video: What’s Hindering Enforcement of Some Texting Bans

Some state driver texting bans have delivered disappointing results, largely because of factors that make enforcement nearly impossible.   

January 8, 2016

Enforcement of Virginia's Texting Ban

A new bill proposes doubling the penalties for texting while driving in Virginia. But a representative of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police points out problems hindering enforcement of the texting ban. Here's a report from CBS 6 WTVR News.

January 8, 2016

The Limits of the Fla. Texting Ban

Certain factors complicate the enforceability of Florida's existing driver texting ban, law enforcement agencies have pointed out. Meanwhile, some legislators hope to strengthen the law. Here's a report from CBS 47 Action News Jax.

 

 

 

 

 

December 22, 2015

Top 10 Safety News of 2015 on AutomotiveFleet.com

Of the website's top 10 safety-related stories that generated the most views, three focused on distracted driving.

December 11, 2015

In-Car Device Uses Cloud to Block Texts

A Colorado entrepreneur has developed a new plug-in device, called the Groove, which is designed to delay delivery of text, email and social media messages until the recipient is no longer driving. Here's a report from CBS This Morning/CBS News.

November 30, 2015

Illinois' Distracted Driving Patrols

Citing widespread disregard for the state's handheld cell phone law, the Illinois State Police is ramping up enforcement on state roadways. Here's a report from KMOV News 4.

November 11, 2015

Minn. Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

To improve enforcement of distracted driving laws, the Minnesota State Patrol has added five new unmarked cars to its fleet to replace retiring cruisers. Here's a video report from Fox 9 News.

November 9, 2015

Okla. Texting Ban Takes Effect

Oklahoma's texting-while-driving ban took effect Nov. 1, and Highway Patrol troopers are using a school bus to help them catch offenders. Here's a video report from News 12.

October 30, 2015

Mitsubishi Develops Distracted Driving Detection Tech

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced it has developed a technology to detect absent-mindedness and other cognitive distractions in drivers when their vehicles are traveling straight, using a type of machine-learning algorithm known as deep learning.

October 26, 2015

44% of Teen Drivers Admit to Texting

State Farm’s newly released survey of drivers 16-19 years old underscores how widespread texting while driving is within this age group.

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