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Distracted Driving Citations Double in Salt Lake City

Distracted Driving Citations Double in Salt Lake City

Law enforcement in Utah's biggest city conducted its annual crack down on distracted driving, issuing 1,188 warnings and 27 citations to Salt Lake City drivers who were suspects of distracted driving.

October 14, 2019

Florida Zone-based Hands-Free Law Starts in Oct

Florida Zone-based Hands-Free Law Starts in Oct

On October 1, drivers in a designated school crossing, school zone, or an active work zone will be prohibited from using electronic devices unless they do so in a hands-free manner.

September 26, 2019

Illinois Boosts Penalty for Distracted Drivers

Illinois Boosts Penalty for Distracted Drivers

Illinois drivers who cause an accident resulting in an injury of another person because they were using a cell phone or electronic device behind the wheel will be subject to a penalty as high as $1,000 beginning in July 2020, reports KHQA.

August 29, 2019

Minnesota Hands-Free Law Begins in August
Troopers in Trucks Curb Distracted Driving in Illinois
Commercial Fleets Reduce Distracted Driving With In-Cab Alerts
Texas Begins Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Texas Begins Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

In Texas, one in five crashes involve distracted driving which is among the reasons why the Texas Department of Transportation has launched "Heads Up, Texas," a campaign to discourage driver distractions, according to a KCBD report.

June 6, 2019

Florida Makes Texting While Driving Primary Offense
Americans Want More Education on Distracted Driving

Americans Want More Education on Distracted Driving

Some 89% of U.S. motorists say they need better education about the impact of distracted driving and 74% say they would pay more for a vehicle with built-in features to correct or prevent distractions on the road.

May 16, 2019

Distracted Driving Collisions Surge in Tennessee

Distracted Driving Collisions Surge in Tennessee

Distracted driving accidents rose 129% between 2008 and 2017 in Tennessee, according to new research. Statewide, there are 3.91 distracted driving crashes per 1,000 residents annually.

May 9, 2019

Florida Moves Closer to Texting Ban

Florida Moves Closer to Texting Ban

After reaching an agreement with the Senate, the Florida House recently passed legislation that would make texting while driving a primary instead of a secondary offense in the state.

May 2, 2019

Risky Drivers Cluster Risky Behaviors: Lytx
Ohio Forms Distracted Driving Council

Ohio Forms Distracted Driving Council

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced the formation of the Distracted Driving Advisory Council whose mission is to change the distracted driving culture across the state and help reduce crashes.

April 30, 2019

Arizona Passes Hands-Free Law

Arizona Passes Hands-Free Law

Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona has signed legislation prohibiting drivers from using or holding a cellphone.

April 29, 2019