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Effort in Arkansas aims to stop distracted driving

State law prohibits the use of a handheld cellphone for texting, typing, email or accessing the internet while driving. It is also a "primary offense" law, which means a state trooper, police officer or sheriff's deputy can initiate a traffic stop without observing any other violation. The national distracted driving … …

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Road Safety

Govt’s 10-year draft land transport plan eyes regional roading improvements, state highway …

The Government says it's prioritising safety improvements aimed at reducing New Zealand's "appalling number of road deaths," with a focus on regional roading improvements, state highway maintenance and public transport, along with new investment in rapid transit and rail. Changes proposed … Read More

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Road Safety

Phuket executives encouraged to reiterate importance of road safety to staff

“The project was launched in 2015 to together with the Road Accident Victims Protection Company Limited Phuket Branch,” Ms Orrachon added. V/Gov Thawornwat said, “Phuket is an international tourism city so safety is very important. If everybody follows traffic laws then accidents will decrease … Read More

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Road Safety

Government to focus on road safety for ten year plan

Improving road safety is a main focus of the Government's transport policy statement covering its intentions for the next 10 years. Ministers released the draft statement on Tuesday saying the aim was to reduce New Zealand's "appalling" road death toll. "With road deaths increasing every year since 2013 … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Officers crack down on distracted driving with bus tour

While riding along with Memphis police officers in an unmarked van, WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips still caught several motorists driving distracted. As soon officers and patrolmen spotted people distracted at the wheel, they were pulled over and given a citation. Texting while driving is banned in … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Lawmakers pass bill that makes holding your phone while driving illegal

“This is going to help people focus more on their driving and what they're doing behind the wheel versus the text…the emails,” Davis added. That includes texting, phone calls and using GPS–just a few major causes of accidents one woman says she sees all too often as an insurance adjuster. …

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Distracted Driving

Northam designates April as Highway Safety Month

“Texting while driving, although against Virginia law, continues to be one of the leading factors in distracted driving crashes, and is one of the most visible unsafe motorist behaviors,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “While a driver is distracted, he or she may not be able to react to …

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Distracted Driving

If you’re still using your phone while driving, patrols will be looking for you

If you're still driving while texting or scrolling through Instagram, listen up: The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has announced enhanced patrol of distracted driving April 2 through April 14. In a news release, the commission said more than 150 law enforcement agencies statewide will be on the … Read More

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Hundreds killed in distracted driving crashes in Florida last year, FHP says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Thousands of people every year die on the nation's roadways because of distracted driving, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Experts and authorities want to see those numbers decrease. AAA and Florida law enforcement agencies are … Read More

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New traffic safety campaign cracks down on distracted driving

STAMFORD — More than 3,400 people were killed in 2016 in motor vehicle wrecks involving distracted driving, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those killed, 263 were teens ages 15 to 19. In recent years, distracted driving has become one of the riskiest … Read More

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