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11
Oct

Stop Walking While Distracted

  While distracted driving, particularly involving cell phone use, has become a nationwide if not international issue, distracted walking has received less focus. Yet we know that with the number of people driving distracted today, it is all the more important that pedestrians exercise the utmost of safety while walking and especially when crossing streets.

31
May

Educate New Drivers So They Never Begin To Drive Distracted

Lela Jacobson, PhD Behavioral Scientist Center for Injury Research and Prevention The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia In addition to encouraging and persuading current drivers to stop driving while distracted, another important window of opportunity to end distracted driving is to educate learner drivers so that they never begin to drive distracted.

07
Oct

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