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Distracted Driving

Facebook cuts ties with another data firm following data misuse scandal

New stiffer penalties for distracted driving were introduced earlier this year. Facebook says page administrators and advertisers will be asked to provide a government-issued ID for verification. Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled "Protecting Your … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Spin Control: Catching up on the inbox

The Washington State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies currently have patrols to crack down on distracted driving. As alert readers may recall, the Legislature toughened the laws for driving under the influence of electronic devices, so it's not just driving around gabbing into the cellphone held … Read More

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Driving School

Schools need to be properly resourced to teach life skills, Aoraki educator says

Schools needed to be resourced for it, and it needed to not interfere with other subjects. "We're accountable for our results at the end of the day so we have to make sure that we're offering the core skills of literacy and numeracy." Walker said there was scope for some …

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Road Safety

Traditional clothes see sales rise

safety first: Medical personnel take part in the 'Check the People, Check the Vehicles' road safety campaign at Bangkok's Mo Chit bus terminal on Saturday ahead of the Songkran festival. – +. Sales of traditional garments have risen nationwide due to the popularity of the soap Bupphaesannivas (Love … Read More

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Road Safety

798 cases of traffic offences settled

The traffic drive mainly concentrated on private non-commercial vehicles to ensure that laws relating to use of helmets, wearing of seat belts, use of mobile phone while driving, drunken driving, driving without valid licence and valid RC book were complied with by the public to ensure road safety and … Read …

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Road Safety

New transport plan ‘green light’ for Rocks Rd pedestrian and cycle project

A Government plan moving away from building more highways to focus on public transport and road safety is an "historic opportunity" for Nelson's waterfront, councillors say. Nelson city councillors Matt Lawrey, Brian McGurk and Luke Acland say the plan should give the green light to develop Rocks Rd … Read More

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Distracted Driving

TxDoT and AT&T join forces to combat distracted driving

A campaign by AT&T called "It Can Wait" notes that most Texans under the age of 54 who drive, admit to interacting with their smartphones while behind the wheel. Almost all of those Texans the campaign surveyed agreed that texting while driving is dangerous. So, the question remains — why …

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Distracted Driving

Putnam: The Myth of Multitasking: April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

With technology at our fingertips, drivers are constantly faced with distractions, such as talking or texting, which places their safety and that of others at serious risk. In Texas, it is estimated one in five traffic crashes are caused by distracted driving, and the problem is getting worse. As part …

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Distracted Driving

TxDoT and AT&T join forces to combat distracted driving

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Jimmy Morgan said since the state law against texting while driving was enacted in September, his troopers have been pulling drivers aside and writing warnings and tickets. A fine for distracted driving can cost as much as $200. Morgan noted that … Read More

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Distracted Driving

TxDoT and AT&T join forces to combat distracted driving

There were more than 100,000 distracted driving-related crashes in Texas in 2017, and nearly 450 people were killed. A campaign by AT&T called "It Can Wait" notes that most Texans under the age of 54 who drive, admit to interacting with their smartphones while behind the wheel. Almost all of …

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