Distracted Driving Awareness: Articles, Tips & Stats

Nearly half a million people are injured in distracted driving-related accidents each year. Activities ranging from eating to texting divert a driver’s attention from what’s most important – the road. Although many statistics about distracted driving relate to teenagers, anyone can lose focus. Learn more about how to steer clear of the dangers associated with distracted driving with the articles below.

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#SelfiesWhileDriving: A Dangerous Phenomenon

Driving hashtags and selfies are rising, with 80% of drivers admitting to using their cell phone while driving. Learn why it’s not worth the risk.

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Stop Texting and Driving

Although driving distractions cover all types of behaviors, texting is a leading cause of car accidents. In fact, drivers who text are 23 times more likely to cause an accident. These tips can help you avoid this deadly activity.


3 Apps to Help Stop Texting While Driving

When you text and drive, your eyes are off the road for the time it takes to travel a football field at 55 m.p.h. Stop yourself from texting while driving with these top apps.

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New Study Shows Fatal Car Crashes Caused by Cell Phone Use are Substantially Underreported

We all know that distracted driving is a huge threat to on-the-road safety, but where’s the data? Learn why car accidents caused by using a cell phone are greatly underreported.

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Fatal Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Use are Under-Reported [Infographic]

As many as 1 in 4 car accidents involve cell phone distractions. Get the statistical lowdown on cell phone-related crashes with this infographic. It depicts a study conducted by the National Safety Council in partnership with Nationwide.

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Innovative Technology Aims to Detect Drowsy Driving

Drowsy driving is blamed for more than 100,000 auto accidents and 1,550 deaths each year. Find out what car makers and tech companies are doing to combat these statistics.

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Stay Alert! The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Although driving tired is extremely dangerous, 3 out of 10 adults admit to drowsy driving. Give yourself a wake-up-call with these statistics and suggestions.

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“Maria’s Message” to Help End Distracted Driving

Ohio TV sports anchor Dom Tiberi’s daughter, Maria, was killed in a distracted driving-related accident in 2013. In response, he and WBNS-TV launched the “Maria’s Message” campaign to educate the community on the dangers of distracted driving.

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Back-to-School Season Safety: The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Thousands of high school students drive during peak travel times when classes are back in session. Use these tips to review the dangers of distracted driving with your teens during this time of the year.

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3 Things Parents Can Do to Discourage Texting While Driving

It’s time to get your young driver to put down the phone when on the road. Here are a few simple things you can do to discourage your teen from texting while driving.

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Preventing Teen Driving Distractions

There are ways to prevent young drivers from being distracted while behind the wheel. Keep your teen’s full attention on the road with these tips.

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The Evolution of Distracted Driving: Then and Now

Today, distracted driving is most commonly associated with cell phone use, but what about other activities and earlier forms of technologies? Take a look at the progression of driving distractions over the years.

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How’s Your Defensive Driving IQ?

Do you have a proper grip on the steering wheel? How about total visibility while in your vehicle? Boost your defensive driving IQ with this article.

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How to Cure Your Inner “Back Seat Driver”

Parents and spouses often are anxious passengers – resulting in directive, disruptive impulses. Learn how to recognize and rid your “back seat driver” tendencies with these tips.