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Posts Tagged ‘distracted driving’

Distracted Driving Rife In the Summer

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It used to be that driving distractions involved things like looking for a station on the radio, putting in a CD or talking to your passengers. That was before other technology made it to the front seat, or right into the driver’s hand. Talking on your mobile phone morphed into texting and many drivers have…

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Extreme Distracted Driving Video Goes Viral

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In Raleigh, distracted driving is sadly commonplace. People talk on their phones, fiddle with the radio, and are still texting despite the fact that it’s illegal. It really only takes a moment for a collision to happen, especially when traveling at a high rate of speed. One driver recently took the ride of his life…

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Texting and Driving Study Might Make You Scared to Drive

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Time Magazine recently covered a brand new study about texting and driving. The results were so off the charts that even participants of the study were prepared to change their ways before it concluded. Notable Numbers: Behaviors While Driving According to an AT&T survey, most people engage in some kind of dangerous behavior behind the…

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Technology May End Specific Type of Distracted Driving in Raleigh

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During a recent governmental meeting, the Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spoke of the importance of collision reduction. He also discussed the need for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to be able to continue their work, and, most notably, to end or reduce the prevalence of driver drowsiness, a…

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Decoding North Carolina’s Confusing Texting and Driving Ban

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Despite the fact that it was outlawed statewide in 2009, texting and driving in Raleighremains a major issue. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, North Carolina reported 879 cases of the distracted driving habit, but it actually increased to 2,018 annual cases recently. Wake County was responsible for a whopping 257 of them, while neighboring Cumberland…

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10 Tips for Avoiding Distracted Driving

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Every single day, an average of nine people is killed in a car accident involving a distracted driver. The Center for Disease Control tracks this figure and also reports that daily injuries top 1,500 people nationwide. Despite the risk factors, many drivers still make mistakes. Texting and driving tops the list of distractions. A single…

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The Danger of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving includes any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. This falls under three main categories: visual, manual, and cognitive. Visual distraction causes the driver to take his or her eyes off the road. Texting and driving is a common concern, but checking on backseat passengers or picking something up off…

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Texting and Driving Laws May Change in NC

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Texting and driving is a dangerous activity, yet the statistics show that many people are doing it anyway. According to a 2011 Center for Disease Control (CDC) study, 69 percent of drivers between the ages of 18 and 64 confessed that they had talked on a cell phone in the previous month and 31 percent…

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