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September 14, 2017

Hands-Free or Total Ban? Small Fleets Address Distracted Driving

These small fleet operators share how they form and manage distracted driving policies that balance safety with productivity and real-world considerations.

March 6, 2017

Driver Texting Still Widespread

New survey results from the AAA Foundation indicate that 31.4% of drivers admit to typing or sending texts or emails behind the wheel in the past month.

November 16, 2016

Gridlock Lures Drivers into Phone Distractions

Research underscores how widespread distracted driving has become, especially in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

January 25, 2016

Drivers' Smartphones Continue to Fuel Distraction

An annual State Farm survey finds that fewer drivers are having handheld phone conversations, but more drivers are accessing the Internet, texting and reading email.

July 16, 2015

More Calif. Drivers Using Cell Phones, Study Finds

Observational research shows a 39-percent increase in California motorists using a cell phone while driving, compared to last year.

July 9, 2015

Hyundai Granted Patent to Block Texting While Driving

Hyundai Motor has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to restrict text messaging while the car is in motion.

May 20, 2015

Cell Phones Linked to 27 Percent of Crashes

The estimate from the National Safety Council includes crashes involving drivers who were texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones.

April 3, 2015

Female Drivers More Likely to Use Cell Phones

A research project, conducted from 2011-2013 in six major Texas cities, also found that drivers under 25 and drivers traveling without passengers were at a greater risk for cell phone use.

September 4, 2014

Delivery Driver Jailed After Killing Two Cyclists

After falling asleep at the wheel, a delivery driver hit and killed two cyclists.The driver had also been texting prior to the accident.

April 15, 2014

Md. Adopts Stricter Distracted Driving Penalties

A cell phone-distracted driver causing death or serious injury can face up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine in Maryland.

March 31, 2014

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Preventing Driver Distraction

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so here are two videos that focus on the leading cause of crashes and near crashes -- distracted driving.

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