January 3, 2013
2013 brings in multiple new laws affecting drivers in the state of California. One law allows drivers to use voice-activated technology while driving, which is already being challenged by the National Safety Council.
Tags: hands-free, Drug Testing, voice recognition, California, cell phone use, texting bans, autonomous vehicle, drugged driving, cell phone laws
September 19, 2012
GHSA’s new policy broadens the organization’s support of distracted driving legislation to include a call for handheld bans for all drivers.
Tags: cell phone use, policies, GHSA, Distracted driving, texting bans, cell phone laws
July 19, 2012
New York's distracted driving law makes texting while driving a primary traffic offense, giving police officers the power to stop drivers for this offense alone.
Tags: New York, cell phone use, Distracted driving, texting bans, tickets, cell phone laws, driving while texting
June 13, 2012
The 'Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving' plan encourages the remaining 11 states without distracted driving laws to enact and enforce this type of legislation. It also asks the auto industry to adopt new guidelines for technology to reduce the potential for distraction on devices built into, or brought into, vehicles.
Tags: NHTSA, cell phone use, Distracted driving, texting bans, cell phone laws, driving while texting
Ohio is the 39th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel for all drivers.
Tags: cell phone use, Distracted driving, Ohio, texting bans, cell phone laws, driving while texting
May 10, 2012
The new law, which takes effect Aug. 1, makes Alabama the 38th state to outlaw the practice of texting while driving.
Tags: Alabama, texting bans, cell phone laws, driving while texting, Distracted driving
April 16, 2012
Idaho is the 37th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel by all drivers.
Tags: Distracted driving, Idaho, texting bans, cell phone laws
The new law takes effect July 1.
Tags: cell phone use, Distracted driving, texting bans, cell phone laws
March 30, 2012
ZoomSafer Inc. and Drivewyze Inc. announced their intent to work together to ensure product compatibility, combining Drivewyze's toll road info and ZoomSafer's distracted driving technology.
Tags: Tolls, cell phone use, ZoomSafer, Distracted driving, smartphone, FleetSafer Mobile, cell phone laws, Drivewyze
February 23, 2012
If your fleet has a policy banning cell phone use while driving, we’d like to hear from you.
Tags: FMCSA, cell phone use, survey, texting bans, cell phone laws
January 26, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, IL - In two similar bills introduced on Jan. 10 in the Illinois General Assembly, the change to the state’s vehicle code would restrict cell phone use while driving to hands-free only.
Tags: cell phone use, Distracted driving, Illinois, cell phone laws
January 4, 2012
HERNDON, VA -- A new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule went into effect Jan. 3 that prohibits an estimated 4 million interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving. To help commercial fleet operators conform to the new regulation, software provider ZoomSafer has released “FMCSA Cell Phone Use Regulations: A Guide to Compliance for Truck and Bus Fleets.”
Tags: cell phone use, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, texting bans, cell phone laws, ZoomSafer
December 13, 2011
WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a recommendation to the 50 states, and D.C., to ban driver use of all portable electronic devices in a vehicle, including hands-free devices.
Tags: bluetooth, hands-free, cell phone use, NTSB, cell phone laws
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