A new survey finds motorists are checking social media, surfing the web and video chatting while behind the wheel.
“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.
What’s more, the study claims texting while driving actually increased 2 percent from 2011 to 2013.
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.
The production is called Cinema Drive. It uses 3D video and interactive questions to teach teens the dangers they will face behind the wheel.
A big cause of that distraction, according to research from the AAA foundation for traffic safety, is imperfect voice recognition systems.
The Montgomery County Health Department today kicked off a yearlong campaign to cut down on distracted 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.
Students at Radnor High School returned from their Thanksgiving break to find a mangled vehicle outside the school’s main entrance.
“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.
New Jersey is stiffening the penalties for motorists who use handheld cellphones to talk or text.
Pennsylvania State Police are warning motorists to drive carefully this week.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania state trooper Morgan Crummy, of the Skippack Barracks, was encouraging them to buckle up and put down the social media gadgets.