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February 12, 2018

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

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.

January 29, 2014

CellSentry App Helps Eliminate Texting While Driving

With 23% of auto collisions (1.3 million crashes) related to texting and driving each year, CellSentry and its proprietary software can disable texting while driving.

January 19, 2014

Nebraska Legislators Consider Texting Ban, Tougher Seatbelt Law

The proposed driver texting ban would carry a first-offense penalty of $200. The proposed change to the seatbelt law would reclassify a violation as a primary offense.

December 25, 2013

New Calif. Driving Laws Go into Effect in 2014

New laws set to go into effect in 2014 regulate everything from commercial drive tests to bicycle passing distance.

December 24, 2013

Video: Safety Advocates Seek to Toughen Florida Texting Ban

The current law, which went into effect Oct. 1, is categorized as a secondary offense. As such, critics argue, the ban has failed to curtail texting while driving on Florida roads.

July 22, 2013

Report Says States Are Stepping Up Efforts to Combat Distracted Driving

The Governors Highway Safety Association releases a report examining how states are addressing the problem of distracted driving. Today, 47 states and the District of Columbia have specific laws aimed at preventing the problem.

April 24, 2013

Study: Voice-to-Text Apps Still Pose Safety Danger for Drivers

Whether using a voice-to-text app or texting manually, drivers will see their response time double when they're engaged in texting. The distraction level is essentially the same, according to a study conducted by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

April 16, 2013

Survey: Companies Remain Concerned About Employee Use of Mobile Devices While Driving

A total of 71% of employers have policies, but only 32% are confident that current enforcement is effective, according to a new survey from Aegis Mobility.

April 10, 2013

NHTSA Survey: Many Americans Continue to Use Electronic Devices While Driving

Forty-nine percent of drivers say they answer incoming phone calls while driving, and 24% are willing to place calls on all, most or some trips.

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