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Distracted driving citations increase in Lawrence, Beaver, Allegheny counties

Police issued four texting citations, five for the use of a handheld mobile telephone and three for the use of headphones, according to the state courts office. Beaver Police Chief Daniel Madgar said it isn't uncommon for officers in the department to notice drivers using their cell phones. If an …

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Distracted driving citations increase in Lawrence, Beaver, Allegheny counties

Citations for distracted driving grew by more than 50 percent across Pennsylvania in 2017 and increased in Beaver, Allegheny and Lawrence counties, as well. According to the … Fines related to texting while driving can amount to more than $50, according to the state courts office. The majority of … Read …

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ODOT, state patrol team up to tackle distracted driving

Lt. Jared Sutton, head of the Canfield Post of the patrol, said at a news conference at the Park and Ride facility at Interstate 80 and state Route 46 that texting while driving is a state offense. For now it is a “secondary offense,” which means a person can only …

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Focus (please)

The odds are good that distractions will eventually catch up with these drivers, and are probably killing more than we even know. … And we all know the law: Ohio bans all electronic wireless communication device use for drivers under 18, and texting while driving is illegal for all drivers …

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Distracted Driving On The Rise In Florida

The number of crashes caused by distracted drivers is growing. Last year in Florida more than 50,000 accidents resulted from drivers who weren't focused on the road. The greatest number of crashes is caused by young adults—people who are 20-to-29 years-old. Florida Highway Patrol Captain Tom … Read More

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Ohio puts focus on distracted driving

Hiram police, AAA and Hiram College hosting “Buzzed Driving” event as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Irveen Singh, a Hiram College junior, wears “Drunk Buster” goggles while playing MarioKart, a video driving game. The goggle simulate what it's like to be under the influence of alcohol. Read More

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ODOT, state patrol team up to tackle distracted driving

This stretch of 17 miles from western Mahoning County to eastern Trumbull County was picked for special attention because of the number of accidents caused by distracted driving. Since the beginning of 2016, there have been three fatal crashes and 127 other crashes on this stretch of highway. Read More

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Saudi fathers honored to teach daughters as driving ban nears end

Basharaheel's middle daughter said it was a great honor to have her father as her personal driving instructor. “Father is the best instructor ever, because you have a different dynamic with your father from the one that you can get with any other instructor,” said 24-year-old daughter Waad Baleegh. Read …

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Creating safer roads in Corpus Christi

"It's going to take some time because you have to remember that sometimes in the minds of these people. They don't see themselves as criminal. They don't see themselves as dangerous. They've seen themselves as being in a hurry," Sherman said. Defensive driving instructor Gladys Stephan agrees … Read More

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70km/h speed suggestion would be a nightmare, say Taranaki road users

Driving instructor Antonia Baylis from Naki Driving School agreed. "I think people will just get impatient," she said. "They're already getting impatient when they're following you at 100k." She is not convinced it would make the roads safer. "It's the observational skills, the knowing what's going on around … Read More

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