The state of Rhode Island has decided to take texting and driving penalties to a new level – license suspension. The Ocean State’s General Assembly has added driver’s license suspension to its possible punishments for drivers who are caught texting while behind the wheel. The change means that traffic tribunal judges can now substitute license […]
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It’s unnerving enough knowing that people in smaller cars are driving while distracted, but to know that some semi truck drivers are as well is even more unsettling. One truck driver’s actions this morning ruined the Tuesday commute for hundreds of people. The accident happened just after 7 AM this morning on I-405 southbound near […]
Lawmakers in Rhode Island have passed a bill that would make it a requirement that student drivers undergo training and testing on distracted driving before they are able to receive their driver’s licenses. The bill focuses on addressing the issues of the dangers of talking on the phone and texting while driving. Representative Joseph McNamara […]
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are just three social networking sites that millions of users flock to everyday. We post statuses and pictures and tweet our little hearts out. And the problem is that we often do that when behind the wheel. While texting and driving is illegal in several states, using social media and driving […]
Three girls in Midvale, Utah were rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car. The driver could have easily prevented the accident from happening – had he simply been paying attention to the road, and not his cell phone. The 28-year-old was texting behind the wheel, and didn’t see the three young girls, […]
The driver wasn’t drunk. She wasn’t on drugs. She was simply distracted. And that’s all it took for Marybeth Dingledy, a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge to end up with multiple stitches in her face, a concussion and a broken nose. Dingledy was riding her bicycle to work when she was involved in a collision […]
No parent wants to wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night. Often those calls mean bad news. And with teenagers exhibiting dangerous behaviors now more than ever out on the road, more parents may be getting those horrific calls. It was reported by the Institute for Highway Safety that 11 […]
Any given day, you can probably spot at least a handful of people talking or texting on their cell phones while driving. And a handful is probably a large understatement. Talking and texting on your cell phone while driving are both illegal in the state of Washington, and can result in a $124 ticket. For […]
In August 2011, James Freudenbert, Randy Bever, Chris Frakes and Terry Tacoronte all died in a tragic medical helicopter crash. Earlier this month it was officially determined by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board that Freudenbert’s texting was partly to blame for the crash. Freudenbert, of Missouri, was piloting the helicopter. We have all heard […]