Tag: driving

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…

What the f#C$ are you doing?!

Greta Kooy capilanocourier.com What the fuck are you doing?! Road rage is good for you Some people do yoga, some people write songs, and some of us casually say “fuck” under our breath 15 times in the confinement of our personal vehicles. Road rage is something we’ve all experienced at least once in our lives,…

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…

Statewide texting and driving ban now in effect

Steve Kuhlmann theeagle.com Passed during the recent session of the Texas Legislature, the law specifically focuses on the use of messaging applications — reading, writing or sending electronic messages — while driving. In College Station, drivers have had several months to adjust to the idea of refraining from using their phones while in the car…

Proposed law would send bad drivers back to school

Michael Praats portcitydaily.com WILMINGTON — Drivers in the State of North Carolina who have their licenses suspended for accumulating excessive points on their license and a multitude of other infractions could be required to take a driver retraining course if House Bill 863 passes the senate. The bill, which was originally proposed in April, moved…

The 11 bad driving habits that everyone should ditch right now

Richard Duggan essexlive.news They say that you really learn to drive when you’ve passed your test. After hours of lessons, there’s a certain sweet release from being finally let loose on the road unaccompanied. But it’s in those first few weeks and months, when you aren’t under the watchful gaze of your driving instructor, when…