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Ga. Hands-Free Driving Enforcement Begins

After a distracted driving law banning hand-held cell-phone use went into effect in Georgia on July 1, law enforcement officers wrote 1,000 citations in just four days.

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Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.

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.

Why a Driver Phone Ban Is Crucial

Employers that lack an enforced ban on driver cell phone use are putting themselves at great financial risk, according to the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For distracted driving prevention tips, click here.

Pedestrians More Distracted, Too

This Wall Street Journal video demonstrates how distracted -- and more unpredictable -- many pedestrians are today because they're too busy looking at their cell phone instead of where they're walking. To view the full fleet safety tip on crosswalk safety, click here.

Fletcher's Drive

This video, the latest installment in AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, tells the story of Fletcher Cleaves and how his life was forever changed when he crossed paths with a distracted driver. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

How Fleets Are Reacting to the Cell Phone Ban

A new survey gauges reaction to the FMCSA’s ban on hand-held use of mobile phones while driving. Where do you stand, and how will you act?

How Far Will Cell Phone Bans Go?

The federal government means business with its new law banning cell phone use while driving commercial vehicles. Can the laws go even further, and how should fleets react?

6 Keys to an Effective Cell Phone Policy

Just having a policy against distracted driving isn’t enough — your company could still be considered negligent if the policy isn’t enforced. Employee education and managerial support are vital steps toward preventing this dangerous practice.

On Driving Safely versus Productivity

Studies show that using a phone while driving causes accidents. But can you get off your phone in the car and still be productive?