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Werner Herzog’s Texting-and-Driving Documentary Slated to Hit Hard

by Jen Lamboy on

German-born film legend Werner Herzog hits home with his latest documentary on texting while driving. His eye-opening film “One Second to the Next” features accident victims and their loved ones, and details how this deadly epidemic changed their lives forever. Truth is Scarier than Fiction Since he was a teenager, Herzog has been making eclectic […]

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Say Hello to Tougher Texting-While-Driving Penalties, New York! by Alicia Sparks on

New York is beefing up its cell phone laws; rather, the penalties for violating those laws. Before today, all drivers–regardless of license type–faced a three-point penalty on their driving records if they were caught texting while driving. Sounds pretty standard, right? However, during a recent news conference, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as of […]

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New Study: Voice Texting and Traditional Texting Equally Distracting by Alicia Sparks on

With last month being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the topic of driving while on a cell phone has people talking. In fact, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) at Texas A&M University has released a new study comparing driver distraction levels during voice-to-text and traditional texting. The study was pretty straightforward. Forty-three participants between the ages […]

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California Bans Use of Cell Phone GPS While Driving by Alicia Sparks on

Distracted driving has been catching the attention of lawmakers countrywide. Today, 20% of US states ban hand-held cell phone use while driving, while another 80% ban texting behind the wheel, altogether. But what about using your smart phone GPS while driving? Some argue this falls outside of the realm of distracted driving laws. One California […]

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Teen Driver Safety: Seat Belt Use by Melissa Crumish on

The facts don’t talk, they shout: Out of any driving demographic, teen drivers are the least likely to buckle up. This despite having the highest accident rate out of any other driving demographic per 100,000 drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds in the United States. […]

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Headlight Laws Vary Little Throughout the Nation by Nadia Ibanez on

It has become second nature for drivers across the country to turn their headlights on at night, during harsh weather, to let others on the road know where you are, and whenever visibility becomes difficult when driving in unfamiliar areas. These extremely helpful lights are so important that states have designed safety laws around them […]

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Safety Laws On Children, Pets, and Vehicles by Melissa Crumish on

Many states now have safety laws against leaving children and pets unattended in a vehicle. Depending on the state and circumstances, the guilty can be issued a traffic ticket and fined, or, in extreme cases, charged with manslaughter and sentenced to a lengthy jail term. Safety Laws Against Leaving a Child Unattended in a Car Since […]

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