Cell Phone Distracted Driving

Apr
6
2018

Stay Safe this Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Just Drive

By DriveitHOME

Distracted driving is an epidemic that kills thousands of people each year.

Everywhere we go, we see drivers focused on their phones, their makeup, their snacks – anything but the road in front of them. As your teen driver gains experience behind the wheel, he or she will encounter these drivers more and more, while also dealing with his or her own distractions. Fortunately, you can help protect your teen from these risks.

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Dec
1
2017

Winter is Coming!

By Andy Pilgrim

Traffic fatalities and injuries in the U.S. are increasing faster than we have seen in decades. Winter always brings its own unique set of traffic problems, so this month I want to highlight a few points and techniques that have helped me be a safe winter driver over the years.

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Oct
27
2017

How Every Driver can Help End Traffic Fatalities

By Andy Pilgrim

The latest statistics on U.S. roads show that we are continuing the dangerous increases in fatalities and injuries we have seen over the last two years.

I am travelling all over the world this year, both for my racing and for my work with Automobile magazine. So far, I have been to England, Germany, Spain, France, Australia, Portugal and the UAE. Wherever I go in the world, I rent a car and often drive hundreds of miles over a race weekend.

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Jul
21
2017

The Danger of Using Smartphones at Red Lights

By Andy Pilgrim

“I don’t text and drive, I only mess with my phone at red lights”. If I had a dollar for every time I heard adult drivers tell me this, I would have a lot of dollars.

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Aug
13
2014

Distracted Driving Awareness Month Video: Professionalisim

By DriveitHOME

An estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phone use – handheld or hands-free. While 80 percent of drivers think hands-free devices are safer, they are actually just as risky. Drivers are too distracted by the conversation to fully focus on the road. Teens need to be especially careful.

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Jul
30
2014

What is Cognitive Distraction?

By DriveitHOME

An estimated 1 in 4 car crashes involve cell phone use. There really isn’t a safe way to use a cell phone while driving, either. Even hands-free devices are risky, because drivers are too distracted by the conversation to fully focus on the road.

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Apr
24
2014

Understanding distracted driving

By DriveitHOME

Don’t quite understand cell phone distracted driving? In these videos, David Teater, senior director of transportation initiatives at the National Safety Council, sits down to explain why cell phones are a distraction, the myth behind multitasking, why conversations with passengers are different and what happens when tragedy hits home.

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Apr
2
2014

Hands-free is not risk-free

By DriveitHOME

Thousands die needlessly each year because of unnecessary cell phone use behind the wheel. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – the perfect time to talk to your teens about the dangers of handheld and hands-free cell phone use while driving.

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Feb
14
2014

Showing your love for safety

By DriveitHOME

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day to say ‘thank you’ to your sweetheart. It’s also a time to thank those who make a difference every day. These change agents need to know just how much they are loved and appreciated.

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Feb
5
2014

How brain development affects teens’ driving

By DriveitHOME

What do teen drivers, older drivers, and distracted drivers all have in common? The answer is “the brain.” And understanding the brain is the key to knowing why we get into car crashes and how to prevent these crashes.

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