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Distracted Driving

Focusing on overcoming distracted driving

Distracted driving is a huge problem. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA https://www.nhtsa.gov), there are three distinct types of distraction: visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual (taking your hands off the wheel), and cognitive (taking your mind off of … Read More

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Distracted Driving

TxDOT Launches ‘Heads up, Texas’ Campaign to Curb Distracted-Driving Crashes

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years – the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that their undivided attention to the road … Read More

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Driving School

East Hampton finance, ed boards look to cut $31.17M proposed schools budget

Finance board member Alannah Coshow pressed for the school administration to charge the estimated 100 or so students who drive to school a parking fee. Coshow said when she and her family lived outside Washington, D.C., two decades ago, her children paid $50 to $75 per semester to park at …

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Elementary School Student Left Alone On School Bus In Braintree

BRAINTREE (CBS) — A Braintree school bus driver has been placed on leave after an elementary school student was left alone and asleep on the bus Tuesday. According to Superintendent Frank Hackett, the driver finished their routes and returned to the bus lot without noticing the child. When a … Read …

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Driving School

Putnam deputies driving force to help foster teens take the wheel

Putnam deputies driving force to help foster teens take the wheel … Deloach said that not being able to drive creates a huge stumbling block for any young person trying to find work, go to school or just navigate our … The owner of a Palatka car dealership will provide …

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Driver charged in collision behind school bus

A pickup truck collided into the rear of a car which was stopped for a school bus Tuesday just before 4 p.m., a Grey County OPP news release said. The incident took place on Highway 10, near Glendale Airport Road in Chatsworth Township. The bus wasn't hit. A 60-year-old Grey …

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Legislation

California marks 10 years of hands-free law; April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

“Cell phones are everywhere in our lives. Tweeting, texting, and posting on social media are hard habits to break,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “However, they have potentially deadly consequences if you are driving. Any use of a cell phone or other distraction while operating a vehicle … Read More

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Road Safety

Crash helmets seen as key to cutting Songkran road toll

Bangkok was selected by Bloomberg Philanthropies to join its Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) for five years starting in 2015 and has implemented a safety initiative under this programme. Ahead of Songkran, BMA has sought collaboration with various organisations under the theme “Driving … Read More

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Road Safety

Improvements coming to Highway 61, considered county’s ‘deadliest’ rural road

Robbins said he and other state leaders presented a Rural Road Safety Program to DOT last spring, and the state agency approved the program, which has identified roads experiencing the highest fatality and crash rates in the state. “Highway 61 is the deadliest one we have (in the county),” Robbins … …

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Road Safety

Road Safety Association to host townhall meeting on distracted driving

The Barbados Road Safety Association (BRSA) will be hosting a series of town hall meeting starting from April 12, in hopes of educating motorists on how to be safe while on the roads. President of the BRSA, Sharmane Rolland-Bowen said the recent amendments to the Road Traffic Act has left …

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