Distracted Driving

Freeport High School Students Pledge To Not Text And DriveThe message is all too real for Freeport High Principal Linda Carter. Her husband was killed by a distracted driver.
New Castle Supervisor Wants Police To Be Able To Check Cellphones At Crash SitesLast year, New Castle launched a crackdown on distracted driving, writing more than 700 tickets in the first year.
NYC Teacher Killed In Oklahoma Crash While Biking Across CountryWanninkhof was a teacher at Fordham High School for the Arts in The Bronx.
More Than 11M Distracted Driving Incidents Estimated Daily In ConnecticutIn Connecticut, it's estimated nearly 10 percent of drivers talk or text behind the wheel.
Video Purportedly Shows MTA Bus Operator Distracted While DrivingA spokesperson from the MTA said the driver has been suspended without pay, and called the incident a "serious breach of protocol."
New York Initiating 'Statewide Crackdown' On Texting While DrivingPolice in New York are embarking on a "statewide crackdown" on texting while driving.
Connecticut Police Cracking Down On Distracted DrivingState police and more than 50 local police departments in Connecticut have started a crackdown on people using their cell phones.
Study: Distractions Play Role In 58 Percent Of Crashes Involving Teen DriversDistractions play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.
Connecticut Bill Would Bar Driving With Pet On LapUnder a bill before the General Assembly's Transportation Committee, people found driving with a pet on their lap would be charged with distracted driving.
Experts: 'Heads-Up' Smartphone Technology May Reduce Driver DistractionWe all know texting while driving is risky business, and now, technology once reserved for the cockpit is making its way onto the dashboard.
Studies: Hands-Free Devices May Be More Distracting To DriversMany of these systems are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration from drivers rather than less, according to the studies.
N.J. Pilot Program Hands Out Warnings With Strings Attached Instead Of Tickets To Distracted DriversPolice Sgt. Matthew Lloyd was like a hawk as he patrolled the street he shared a name with: Lloyd Road. He was on the lookout for drivers talking on their cellphones, and he was good at finding them.
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