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Govt to hold road safety summit

Twenty years ago, Sweden had the same level of road deaths as New Zealand. Today, after heavily investing in safety, it is one of the safest countries in the world to drive in. If we had the same fatality rate as Sweden, 255 people who died on our roads last …

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Road Safety

Plea for safe driving on NZ roads this Easter Weekend

"Today, after heavily investing in safety, it is one of the safest countries in the world to drive in. "If we had the same fatality rate as Sweden, 255 people who died on our roads last year would be alive today." NZ Police assistant commissioner for road policing Sandra Venables …

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Distracted Driving

American Idol contestant David Francisco joins Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tennessee …

TENNESSEE – American Idol contestant David Francisco joins the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), and Walk Bike Nashville to promote the THSO's fourth annual Thumbs Down to Texting & Driving campaign ahead of National Distracted Driving Awareness … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Kamloops driver busted twice in 45 minutes for using cell phone

Approximately 45 minutes later, and only a few blocks away, the same officer noticed the same driver using their cell phone again and issued a second violation ticket. The driver happened to have point penalties on their driver's license and the violations could now cost the driver more than $1,400 …

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Distracted Driving

Proposed Georgia law would take cellphone out of your hands while driving

The House bill, which passed the Senate Tuesday night on a 55-0 vote, would prevent Georgia drivers from holding their cellphones while behind the wheel. The bill … The law, as written now, requires police to make a distinction between using the phone and texting or scrolling on social media …

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Distracted Driving

Ford, Livingston deputies watching for distracted, speeding drivers

PONTIAC — Sheriffs in Ford and Livingston counties say deputies will focused on distracted drivers in an effort to cut down on the number of fatal crashes since the … “All too often, these tragic circumstances are caused needlessly by distracted driving such as talking on the phone, texting, or …

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Distracted Driving

Kamloops driver busted twice in 45 minutes for using cell phone

Approximately 45 minutes later, and only a few blocks away, the same officer noticed the same driver using their cell phone again and issued a second violation ticket. The driver happened to have point penalties on their driver's license and the violations could now cost the driver more than $1,400 …

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Distracted Driving

Ford, Livingston deputies watching for distracted, speeding drivers

“I am very concerned of the number of fatality crashes that have taken place since the first of the year in and around the Ford County area,” said Sheriff Mark Doran. “The deputies and I have responded to several serious injury and fatality crashes. Speeding and 'distracted driving' have played …

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Distracted Driving

Mark Wahlberg honors Michigan teen killed in crash

Actor Mark Wahlberg took to social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter this week to dedicate a special message to the family of a Michigan teen who was killed in a distracted driving accident. "My friend Steve experienced a devastating loss of his son due to a distracted driver," Wahlberg … …

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Distracted Driving

When distracted driving kills, legislator wants stronger penalties

In Rice County, motorists too often get away with texting and driving according to Sheriff Troy Dunn. (Metro Creative photo). Statewide, texting and driving numbers increased in 2017, but Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn knows that there are drivers getting away with it. Read More

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