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Distracted Truck Drivers

Last month was Distracted Driving awareness month. Truck driver distractions, in particular, can cause catastrophic accidents, and there may be any number of reasons why such accidents occur. One recent study determined that in the United States, approximately sixty percent of motorists, use their smart phone at least once a day while operating a vehicle. […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Safety Council (NSC), has designated the month of April as “Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NSA and insurance companies across the country have joined the national campaign to bring awareness that distracted driving accidents can be prevented by drivers modifying their habits and creating new safety laws for the protection of motorist using […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

I have written numerous blogs at our web site in the last year or so of the dangers of distracted driving. There was a recent tragic accident in Texas where 13 people lost their lives, all due to distracted or inattentive driving. Distracted driving remains a very serious issue and contributes significantly to traffic accidents […]

Texting while driving is deadly

I have written countless blogs at our web site preaching the dangers of texting while driving, distracted driving, talking on your cell phone while driving, among other dangerous habits of drivers. There are freeway signs up all over town that read “if you see orange cones, put your phone down.” You cannot be on your […]

“Mr. Driver; put down that phone!”

Remember President Reagan’s famous words in Berlin calling for the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall,” to open up the barriers which divided East and West Berlin since 1961? Well, today’s blog title is modeled after those famous words, as California drivers have apparently been told as of January […]

Put down your phone!

The other day I wrote a blog about the new law going into effect tomorrow in WI that bans use of cell phones while traveling through construction zones. The derivative of the law was really a push to pan use of cell phones altogether while driving an automobile. The compromise was to issue a ban […]

Texting leads to jail time

I talk repeatedly in my blogs about the dangers of distracted driving, and in particular, the concerns of texting and driving. Recently, a woman in Wisconsin was sentenced to prison for being involved in a fatal car crash, while texting on her phone. Heather Cleveland, 27, from Kewaskum, was sentenced last week to three years […]

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