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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 […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Ohio State University Leads a Nationwide Initiative to Stop Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015, over 35,000 people died in automobile crashes on U.S. roadways, a 7.2 percent increase over the number of deaths in 2014. As part of their findings, they reported that […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Some Smartphone Apps Reduce Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 3,200 people were killed and 431,000 injured in 2014 in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Distraction comes in many forms, including eating and drinking, reading maps, and adjusting the […]

Steven Cohn

More Restrictive Driving Policies Result in Safer Teens: Study

If you spend an evening out on a Friday or Saturday, you’re likely to spot a lot of teenagers. Unfortunately, according to a recent study in the scientific journal Pediatrics, that’s also when teens face the greatest risk of dying […]

Eric T. Chaffin

New Study Shows Drowsy Driving an Increasing Factor in Auto Accidents

A new study published in the scientific journal Sleep shows that though drowsy driving is a factor in thousands of traffic deaths each year, it is a highly preventable one. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) states that drowsy driving […]