Distracted Driving

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Roman Catholic H.S. Students Get Eye-Opening Lesson on Dangers of Distracted Driving

“We’ve been telling students to just either silence their phones, turn it off, or give it to the person in the car with you,” one student leader advises.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

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Study: Women And Young Adults More Likely To Use Their Cell Phones While Driving

What’s more, the study claims texting while driving actually increased 2 percent from 2011 to 2013.

04/03/2015

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Study: Distracted Driving Among Teens At All-time High

The study also revealed that while most teens understand the risks of texting while driving, they are less aware of other distractions, like eating and drinking in the car.

03/19/2015

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New Safe Driving Program for Philadelphia Schools Gets Thumbs-Up From Students

The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

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Think Using That Hands Free System In The Car Is Safe? Think Again.

A big cause of that distraction, according to research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety, is imperfect voice recognition systems.

10/07/2014

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Montgomery County Wants Drivers To Put Down Those Phones

The Montgomery County Health Department today kicked off a yearlong campaign to cut down on distracted driving.

01/29/2014

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OMG: Adults Far More Likely Than Teens To Use Phones, Text While Driving

The report, done by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, reveals that adult drivers are by far the likeliest age group to admit to using their phone while driving.

12/12/2013

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In Radnor, Students Get Sobering Reminders About Distracted Driving

Students at Radnor High School returned from their Thanksgiving break to find a mangled vehicle outside the school’s main entrance.

12/02/2013

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NJ Court Rules on Liability When Sending Texts to Drivers

“It’s a stern warning to those who know that the person they’re texting may be distracted from driving,” notes Rick DeMichele, an attorney in Haddon Heights, NJ.

08/28/2013

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New Jersey Law Toughens Penalties For Texting, Talking While Driving

New Jersey is stiffening the penalties for motorists who use handheld cellphones to talk or text.

06/27/2013

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Pa. State Troopers On Lookout For Distracted Drivers

Pennsylvania State Police are warning motorists to drive carefully this week.

06/17/2013

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Study: Deaths Due To Distracted Driving Underreported

Crash deaths in cases where drivers were on the phone are seriously underreported, according to a recent analysis of state and federal data by the National Safety Council, an advocacy group.

05/08/2013

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Federal Regulators Work With Auto Industry To Curb Distracted Driving

Federal regulators are trying to come up with ways to keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel and they’re working with the auto industry to pull that off.

04/28/2013

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At North Penn High School, Students Get Sobering Look at Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania state trooper Morgan Crummy, of the Skippack Barracks, was encouraging them to buckle up and put down the social media gadgets.

03/05/2013

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Researcher Warns Adults Against Distracted Driving When Teen Drivers Are Watching

“What we found is that parents who reported driving distracted more often had teens who also did the same,” Dr. Ray Bingham of the University of Michigan says.

12/20/2012

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