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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that can divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. These distractions include text messaging, making phone calls, sending emails, eating or drinking, etc. Although these are activities that should be done on their own, many people find that they can multi-task while they are […]

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Distracted driving crashes vastly underreported [Study]

Distracted driving crashes vastly underreported [Study]

By now, we’ve all heard the lectures: Don’t text and drive. Hang up and drive. Distracted driving causes crashes. According to a new study, we’re still not listening. Researchers at the University of the West of England in Bristol assert that the role of mobile phones in crashes is underreported by an alarming percentage. In […]

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Cheeky crossing signs take on those who text and walk

Cheeky crossing signs take on those who text and walk

Here’s a sign of the times: Hayward, California has little tolerance for those who might wander into traffic while glued to a smartphone, and they want you to know about it. They’ve commissioned and posted official crossing signs that read:             HEADS UP!             CROSS THE STREET.             THEN UPDATE […]

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New Car Mode for iPhone will prevent texting and driving

New Car Mode for iPhone will prevent texting and driving

Before you leap into the future and let your car decide when you’re not paying attention on the road, give your Smartphone a chance to keep you focused now and eliminate texting and driving. Designers Joey Cofone and Michael Vanderbyl have created Car Mode, “an integrated setting in iOS 7 that turns off all visual […]

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Leaf piles: an unassuming safety threat

Leaf piles: an unassuming safety threat

There’s something about a pile of freshly raked autumn leaves that makes it irresistible for children, often causing them to dive right in. The same can be true for pets and even zealous adults. Unfortunately, what seems like a harmless seasonal tradition can result in serious injuries and, sometimes, fatalities. Worst case scenario It might […]

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Distracted driving: are unrestrained pets more dangerous than texting or talking?

Distracted driving: are unrestrained pets more dangerous than texting or talking?

Hate restraining your pet while you’re driving? You might be putting its life in danger, not to mention your own. Feeding, petting, and playing with your pets while driving can be as dangerous as talking on a cell phone behind the wheel. Not to mention the fact that pets may cry or move around unexpectedly. […]

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This car “safety feature” actually puts you in more danger

This car “safety feature” actually puts you in more danger

Car manufacturers are introducing voice-to-text systems enabling drivers to hear and to reply to texts and emails while keeping their eyes on the road. While these systems may seem safe, an American Automobile Association (AAA) study reveals that they are actually more distracting than hands-free phones, hand-held phones, or listening to the radio or audiobooks. Why […]

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