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.
“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.
The goal was to give teens and their parents a taste of distracted driving.
We all know the dangers of texting and driving, but there’s new data showing the dangers of distracted walking.
Police say their investigation into the crash is moving forward, even as they wait to talk to the driver who was hospitalized with serious injuries after Sunday evening’s crash.
A large percentage of adults actually text on the road to and from work. This is concerning because there is clearly an increased risk of accidents from the distraction.