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Distracted Driving

‘Drive Baked, Get Busted’ billboards send message on 420, nationally known as weed day

State Representative Emily Slosberg says texting and driving has been the most deadly form of distracted driving. More than 1,700 crashes in Palm Beach County last year were caused by distracted drivers and resulted in more than 200 deaths. 373 crashes were caused by drowsy drivers. "When I see … Read …

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2:52 PM, I-77 A, Night Time Construction, Ramp Closed

Expect overnight ramp closures Saturday at I-77 Exit 25. Times reflect nighttime and early morning hours. Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times when traveling through a work zone. No texting while driving. Ramp closures may vary depending on weather conditions. Read More

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‘Drive Baked, Get Busted’ billboards send message on 420, nationally known as weed day

Representative Slosberg believes the billboards are also letting others on the road know to look out for marijuana-impaired distracted drivers. "We're having young drivers who are getting intoxicated on marijuana and texting and while they're driving a car and it's a deadly combination," added Slosberg. Read More

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Students learn about trauma care at Advocate Condell

… emergency medical care during "Trauma Day" Friday at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The students, from Carmel and Libertyville high schools, rotated through several stations to learn about emergency room care, drug and alcohol prevention, and the dangers of texting while driving. Read More

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Local high school holds prom-themed mock wreck event to raise awareness on the dangers of …

CAMDEN CO., N.C. – Prom for students at Camden High School is next week, so staff wanted to do things a little differently to get their attention. Students and staff held a mock wreck event Friday morning to raise awareness on just how dangerous texting while driving can be. One …

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‘Busted by the Bus’ cites more distracted drivers in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MN (Valley News Live) The Moorhead Police Department with assistance from Clay County Sheriff's Office and MN State Patrol worked a four hour block focusing on distracted driving on Friday. The 'Busted by the Bus' campaign took place on 8th Street as officers acted as spotters riding … Read More

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Will The ‘Do Not Disturb’ Function On iPhones Really Save Your Life?

In 2015, the National Highway & Transportation Administration reported that distracted driving killed 3,477 people and injured even more: 391,000. … Everquote found that 70 percent of people in its study kept the DND While Driving feature turned on after Apple released it last September. And between … Read More

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Eight-year-old locked on school bus for hours after falling asleep

A MOTHER in Cincinnati, Ohio has raised serious safety concerns after her eight-year-old son fell asleep on the way to school and was locked inside the vehicle for hours. Colleen Peters highlighted a series of failures, starting with the failure of the driver to carry out two checks of the …

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Here are the reasons why teachers are demonstrating at the Capitol next week

After more than 50 percent of Poudre School District teachers asked for April 27 off for a statewide demonstration, PSD decided to cancel classes for the day. Wondering why teachers are planning to take April 27 off? Teachers want to bring attention to these issues, according to the Poudre Education … …

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Photos: Buena Vista high school stages crash to warn against drunken driving

Every few years, the staff at Buena Vista's Parry McCluer High School stages a drunken driving accident in the school's parking lot as a warning to students of the dangers of driving under the influence. The event is held the week leading up to prom. Note: Some photos contain recreations …

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