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Patrick Booth

Who’s the Most Likely to Drive Distracted?

Distracted driving is a growing problem on our roadways around the world. Who are the most common offenders? According to a recent study, it’s young men, and those with more extroverted and neurotic personalities. Though the results are preliminary, they […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Safety Advocates Warn of the Dangers of Drugged-Driving on “High Holiday”

April 20th is a holiday for marijuana fans, often called the “4/20 high holiday.” Believed to have been started during a Grateful Dead concert, it’s now celebrated by college students and marijuana enthusiasts who gather at 4:20 p.m. on April […]

Patrick Booth

IIHS Releases New Rating System on Backup Safety Technology

According to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), backup cameras increase safety, but some work better than others. The IIHS worked with the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and found that the combination of a rear view […]

Patrick Booth

AAA Study Shows Even Hands-Free Phones Distracting

We’ve been reading about distracted driving for a while now and we know that using a cell phone behind the wheel is dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that each day in the U.S., about 9 people […]

Eric T. Chaffin

National Teen Driver Safety Week Encourages Parents to Talk to Their Teens

On October 15, 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched its second annual National Teen Driver Safety Week. The purpose of the event was to encourage parents to talk to their teens “about the important rules they need […]

Eric T. Chaffin

AAA Report Shows In-Vehicle Systems Dangerously Distracting

When we think of distracted driving, we usually think of cell phones and tablets, texting, talking on the phone, and perusing the Internet. But according to recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the University of Utah, […]

Steven Cohn

Increase in Traffic Accident Deaths Partially Blamed on Smartphones

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) recently released a report indicating that traffic accidents are increasing faster than they have in decades. According to Robert Gordon, representing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, deadly auto accidents have increased by […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Nissan Works to Reduce Driver Distraction with Signal Shield

With distracted driving becoming more pervasive on our roadways, many people are looking to tech companies to present solutions. Developers are under pressure to create new applications that help reduce or even prohibit cell phone functionality when the user is […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Distracted Driving Citations Up in Pennsylvania

Life360, a family location application and driving safety service, recently conducted a study of their users to see how much they were using their cell phones while behind the wheel. The in-app driving service includes a feature that provides data […]

Steven Cohn

Drivers Surf Internet Even Though They Find It Distracting

Most people know that distracted driving is dangerous. But do they take appropriate action to limit their own distraction while behind the wheel? Not really, according to an annual survey by State Farm. In a March 2017 press release, the […]