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Distracted Driving

Local police departments target distracted drivers

“Catching distracted drivers is hard, because it's not only about cell phones, but any distractions in the car,” said Wallingford Police Lt. Cheryl Bradley. “Texting tends to be more difficult to catch because drivers hold the phone on their laps. People using cellphones on calls and texting is still a …

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Distracted Driving

Period of distracted driving enforcement starting today

“It is illegal and highly dangerous to use those things while driving.” Last year, over 7,000 citations were issued for texting alone. Over 1,000 of those were issued during the enforcement periods. Almost 300 people were killed while texting and driving in Minnesota between 2012 and 2016. Distracted … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Period of distracted driving enforcement starting today

Law enforcement across the state will be cracking down harder on distracted drivers today through April 22 as part of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety's “Enough is Enough” distracted driving campaign. Austin police officers and Mower County deputies will be working a … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Drivers Won’t Pay Attention, But Fear Self-Driving Vehicles

Millennials are the most likely to be distracted while driving, with only 35.4% saying they concentrate while driving, compared to 38.1% of Gen Xers and 46.1% of Baby Boomers. Millennials are also four times more likely than Baby Boomers to text while driving (28.0% compared to 7.3%, respectively). Read More

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Distracted Driving

AAA launches campaign against distracted driving

“This campaign is necessary, now more than ever, to help combat the growing problem of distracted driving and its deadly results.” According to AAA, efforts against alcohol-impaired driving over the last half-century have led to significant changes in both laws and public perception of drinking while … Read More

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Driving School

Dayton school bus drivers approve contract agreement with district

The woman told police that Evans became violent while she was driving him home, WKBN reported. She told police Evans pushed her head and hit her in the face with a pizza. The woman claimed that once they arrived home, Evans tried to start an altercation with a neighbor. Evans …

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Driving School

Driven to be the best

Someone who just lets children onto a vehicle that takes them to school and back home? Not in the least, according to Anthony and Janet Freedy, bus drivers with the South Range Local School District. The Freedys last month earned the recognition of “School Bus Drivers of the Year” at …

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Driving School

Queensland learners’ multiple choice test to be abolished

Metro Driving School instructor Omar Khan said he welcomed any initiative that helped educate drivers. “We have quite a big issue where kids are driving with their parents who got their licence a long time ago, and the rules have changed a lot and they're teaching them the wrong thing,” …

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Road Safety

Steeton road safety drive

ROAD safety issues around Steeton Primary School are being addressed by a host of organisations. The Keighley Coordinators Office is spearheading action to address concerns caused by vehicles in the closely-packed streets around the school. The office, part of Bradford Council, has held talks with … Read More

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Road Safety

Two out of three young drivers witness road rage before even getting a licence

The survey results were released as the motoring body launched its annual road safety awareness training for 8000 teens from 86 schools. RAA Senior Manager Community Education Ben Haythorpe said: “It's concerning so many of the students had already witnessed road rage, some by their parents, … Read More

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