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Twelve Simple Steps We Can Take For Safer Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, EndDD.org, and 60 For Safety have coordinated efforts to develop a program for high school students that will be used by 850 speakers, presenting to 25,000 students across North America in April and May. One part of the presentation is to describe the


Using technology to combat distracted driving

Last year, T-Mobile announced an optional new service that would automatically disable alerts and send all calls to voicemail if a cell phone is in a moving car. At that time, we expected other carriers would follow with similar innovations. Surprise! Many other technology companies have moved into this area over the last 12 months


Choose to be a role model

The Department of Transportation says that “Driver distraction could present a serious and potentially deadly danger. In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving… While these numbers are significant, they may not state the true


Staying Safe in Increasingly Dangerous Streets: Navigating as a Pedestrian and Cyclist in 2024

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association pointed out an alarming trend: There’s an increase in pedestrian fatalities during the first six months of 2010, reversing the general trend in pedestrian deaths over four years and a sharp contrast to an overall drop in traffic fatalities. Bicycling, too, has become dangerous. In 2019 there


End Distracted Driving: When you’re the passenger

The U.S. Department of Transportation notes that using a cell phone use while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that 16 percent of fatal crashes and fatalities — and


Freedom from Distracted Driving: Top 10 Safe Driving Tips for the 4th of July Weekend

The first week of July is typically one of the busiest American travel periods of the year, as many people utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips. It is also one of the deadliest. Fourth of July images inspire fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues, red/white/and blue, concerts, and baseball games. What about safe driving?  Last