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Learners given talk on road safety, drugs and alcohol

“On March 20, JMPD Community Outreach Unit and Lenasia SAPS did a presentation for learners and educators at Jiswa Special School in Lenasia, on how learners should cross a road safely and where to cross a road,” said Wayne Minnaar of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department. Read More

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Road Safety

Anniversary of crash which killed three teenagers serves as a stark road safety warning

We hope so as well. From left, Kyle Warren, Dominic O'Neill and Billy Hines, who died in a road crash in Pulham Market. Picture: WARREN, O'NEILL AND HINES FAMILIES. Learning to drive is – rightly and understandably – a great thing for young people to look forward to that gives …

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Distracted Driving

Devices, Apps For Driving Hands-Free In Georgia

That year, 3.5 percent of Georgia drivers said they were distracted when they were involved in a fatal crash. “There's no text message that is worth your life,” Blackwood said. “Someone who is texting and driving is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than someone who is drinking and …

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Distracted Driving

Officers use high-tech chase simulators to train

But there are other options and this week Galveston deputies were able to train in a high-tech driving simulator. The $110K simulator belongs to the Texas Association on Counties, and it replicates situations officers may encounter in the real world like texting and driving, loss of brakes and high chase … …

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Distracted Driving

‘Heads Up, Texas’ At UT-Austin To Show Distracted Driving Perils

Partnering with AT&T It Can Wait, TxDOT aims to change distracted-driving behaviors that resulted in 100,687 crashes, 444 deaths and 2,889 serious injuries statewide last year alone. With state legislation passing a texting–while–driving ban effective Sept. 1, 2017 – making it illegal to read, write or send … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Devices, Apps For Driving Hands-Free In Georgia

That increase started in 2015, according to statistics published by Blackwood's office. That year, 3.5 percent of Georgia drivers said they were distracted when they were involved in a fatal crash. “There's no text message that is worth your life,” Blackwood said. “Someone who is texting and driving is just … …

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Distracted Driving

Distracted-driving citations climb 172 percent since 2013

Distracted driving-related citations in Pennsylvania increased by 52 percent from 2016 to 2017, though enforcing anti-texting and driving laws can be a challenge for police. The anti-texting law in Pennsylvania is a primary offense, meaning officers can pull a motorist over if they see them texting behind … Read More

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Distracted Driving

AAA launches distracted driving campaign

TxDOT statistics show that in 2017, more than 100,000 crashes involved distracted driving. The increased numbers became a concern for both AAA and the TxDOT, and led AAA to start their own campaign, "Don't Drive Intexticated". "The idea behind that is to educate those drivers who normally never … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Distracted-driving citations climb 172 percent since 2013

Distracted driving-related citations in Pennsylvania increased by 52 percent from 2016 to 2017, though enforcing anti-texting and driving laws can be a challenge for police. The anti-texting law in Pennsylvania is a primary offense, meaning officers can pull a motorist over if they see them texting behind … Read More

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California Marks 10 Years of ‘Hands-Free’ Law, But Distracted Driving Challenges Remain

It's been 10 years since California's first distracted driving law was enacted, and to mark the anniversary law enforcement agencies across San Diego and the state are cracking down. April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and this week is “California Teen Safe Driving Week.” In observance … Read More

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