Tag: distracted

Distractology: The Science of Distracted Driving

Jo Caynon wanderer.com Last week, a traveling road safety awareness initiative called “Distractology” was at Old Rochester Regional Hight School. Run by Arbella Insurance Foundation, the interactive driving simulation allows student drivers to have a firsthand look at the true dangers of driving distracted. “We run Distractology all across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New…

Caught red-handed risking death: Distracted drivers cause havoc on WA roads

Josh Zimmerman perthnow.com.au MORE than just a danger to life and limb, distracted drivers are likely proving disastrous for family budgets across the country. With smartphones now ubiquitous, almost as common is the sight of their owners scrolling through Facebook feeds or replying to text messages behind the wheel. Inattentive driving resulted in 26 fatalities…

New distracted driving law in effect Sunday

Alex Paul democratherald.com If your right hand feels like it’s attached to your cellphone, Sunday is going to be an extremely difficult day for you. That’s when Oregon’s new distracted driving law goes into effect. The law will make it illegal to hold phones or other electronic devices while driving. That means no texting and…

The Bad Driving Habits Everyone Forgets

speedlux.com Like a lot of our readers, you may be the best driver you know! While safe, considerate driving has always come naturally to you, you’ve got a list as long as your leg of people who are always performing rash, dangerous maneuvers, or letting their attention wander when it should be on the road.…