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A Distrubing Trend

DISTURBING TREND For 30 years, from 1980–2010, pedestrian fatalities declined. Experts debated the causes of the lower mortality rate: Americans were buying smaller cars which had less deadly ...
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Streaming Live Can Kill

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MANSLAUGHTER On June 19, 2018, almost two months to the day after the fatal accident of an Uber self-driving car and a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona, police there released a ...
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MADD: It's 21st Century Meaning

THE DEADLIEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer is upon us. For many people, that means traveling to see family and friends, to a beach, to the mountains, to ...
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Death by Distraction

STATISTICS CAN LIE Driver distraction—a term which encompasses all sorts of activities that decrease a driver’s focus on the task at hand—is not only hard to stop, but it is hard to ...
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2016: A Look Back

THE BIGGEST DRIVING STORIES OF 2016 The end of the year is a good time for a retrospective of the best and biggest stories of 2016…that involve driving. Here are three top newsmakers that we ...
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The Multi-Tasking Myth

THE MULTI-TASKING MYTH Many of us think we can do two things at once. In fact, many of us pride ourselves on doing more than one thing at a time. In our fast-paced world, doing multiple tasks at once, ...
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Distracted Driving has a New Twist

POKEMON STOP! Recent accidents involving people playing the hugely popular Pokemon Go app while driving have occurred; in Baltimore, a driver of an SUV hit a parked police cruiser, and in Auburn, ...
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Distracted Mobility

A RECORD-SETTING WEEKEND IN A RECORD-SETTING YEAR The July 4th weekend promises to be another 2016 holiday in which record-setting numbers of people travel to enjoy family and festivities. Currently, ...
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Revising Our Christmas List

WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE ON OUR CHRISTMAS LIST It is all over the news. It dominates the political debate and the upcoming election cycle. It has Congress passing new legislation. It has journalists ...
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Hands-Free Technology Causing Increased Driver Distraction

DRIVER DISTRACTION AMONG TEENS A study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety that was released on March 25, 2015, found that distracted driving was a factor in 58% of moderate to severe ...
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Distracted Driving Series: Is the new Apple Watch a driving hazard?

Apple gave the world a peek at what could become the next must-have piece of technology, the Apple Watch. While it is true that various tech companies have tried--and failed--to market the smart watch ...
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Google Glass: The New Distraction for Drivers?

In the first case of its kind, a woman in California was pulled over on October 29, 2013, for speeding and issued an additional citation for driving while wearing her Google Glass. While Cecilia ...
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Texting While Driving: The "New Negligence"

By now, every driver knows that texting while behind the wheel is dangerous. So dangerous, in fact, that getting behind the wheel and texting is 23 times more likely to cause accidents than getting ...
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Texting and Driving: Now A Primary Offense

Last week, on September 19th, the Mayor of Athens-Clarke County Nancy Denson declared the day " Don't Text and Drive Day " and coordinated the message with the national " It Can ...
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Athens Mayor Declares "Don't Text and Drive Day"

We are all tempted to do it. We hear the familiar sound on our cell phone indicating a text message has just come through, and we reach for the phone. We are sitting at a traffic light and think we ...
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The Importance Of Avoiding Distractions While Driving

As the use of cell phones has become ubiquitous with modern life, the very real risk of danger associate with texting and driving has become more prominent than ever. Georgia's legislature ...
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