Distracted driving can change your life and countless others
Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands have been injured. You can help stop distracted driving. Change your driving habits and help your family members do the same by learning about the dangers of distracted driving and by reviewing our Family Safe Driving Agreement together.
Pennsylvania State Senators Teplitz and Wosniak are joined by Joel Feldman of EndDD.org to announce introduction of new legislation that would limit drivers to hands-free use of cell phones [....]
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel arrive at crash scenes to save lives. They know firsthand the devastation that comes from inattentive driving. Too often, they become victims on the road while working at crash scenes by other drivers. And sometimes, as a result of their own distracted driving, they and their patients being transported are injured or killed. NHSTA estimates that there are 4500 ambulance crashes annually. The safety of EMS personnel was the focus of the 41st Annual Western PA Emergency Medical Service Institute held at Seven Springs Resort [ ….]
Everyone knows the dangers of texting while driving. An average text consumes about five seconds of a driver’s attention and at 55 mph, a driver can travel the length of a football field without even looking at the road. But there is less attention paid to the phenomenon of #VloggingWhileDriving which is made ‘easy’ with smartphone applications, like SnapChat. This ‘video blogging’ while driving craze is anything but new. It has been around almost as long as YouTube itself. A simple Google search will show more than 1 million hits of drivers vlogging [....]
Think you are safe if you are not holding your phone while driving but are having a hands-free conversation? Safety experts call it the hands-free myth. A recent National Safety Council (NSC) poll shows that 80% of U.S. drivers believe hands-free cell phones are safer than using handheld. However, over 30 scientific studies have shown […]