Distracted driving causes many Florida car accidents. Texting while driving is one way drivers can be distracted resulting in crashes. The Florida Legislature is again addressing whether there should be a ban on texting and driving in Florida. If AARP was the Florida Legislature, there would be a ban. That’s because 93 percent of AARP.
We have all seen it–drivers using their cell phones or texting while driving. According to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, these types of distractions are associated with up to 25 percent of U.S. car crashes. The study showed that drivers are distracted up to half the time. While using the cell.
The roads will be crowded this Memorial Day weekend which means the chances of a car accident increases. The AAA projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this upcoming weekend. Unfortunately, a number of them will be distracted while driving which puts you at risk of an automobile accident with.
National Teen Driver Safety Week started yesterday with its theme being ‘Keep Your Hands on the Wheel; Your Eyes on the Road; and Your Thumbs Off Your Phone’s Keypad. According to the U. S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008, more than 3,750 teens ages 15 through 19 died in.
An estimated 11 teenagers a day die in car accidents involving texting while driving or other distractions. A Tampa Bay father knows too well the dangers of teenage drivers’ distraction and will be addressing Congress about the Stand-Up Act. In 2002, Jim Portell of Davenport lost his 15-year-old daughter Jamie in a crash. Jamie’s 16-year-old.
FocusDriven-remember that name because you should start hearing more about them. Yesterday, the United States Transportation Secretary and the president of the National Safety Council announced the creation of FocusDriven, the first nonprofit organization devoted to combating distracted driving and supporting victims of distracted drivers. In 2008, 5,870 people were killed in police-reported car crashes,.
Stay Alert, Stay Focused, Stay Alive …. Just Drive! That is the theme of this week’s Distracted Driving Awareness Week. No one climbs in their car and thinks, today is a good day to have a car accident and kill myself or someone else, but many persons and families are forever changed because of car.
Cell phones, text-messaging, and now laptops. Being distracted by these items while driving will likely cause a car accidents. Just ask the Jacksonville police officer that ran into a stopped truck moments after reading her laptop in her cruiser. A Florida Highway Patrol spokesman says 29-year-old Officer Amanda Meyer struck the truck last Monday morning.