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Distracted Driving and Cell Phones

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones:  Hands-Free is Not Risk- Free April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness of the dangers and cost of this growing epidemic.  In 2014, distracted driving in the United States alone resulted in at least: 3,179 fatalities 431,000 injuries (18% of all crash injuries) Did […]

Drugged Driving – It’s Not All About Marijuana

Drugged Driving – It’s Not All About Marijuana Ed Wood of DUID Victim Voices (www.duidvictimvoices.org) reports the results of what may be the first study of the prevalence of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) where the arresting officer relies on their assessment of impaired rather than laboratory tests. Wood found that polydrug abuse, […]

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones

Distracted Driving and Cell Phones Cognitive Distractions: A Dangerous Activity Distracted driving comprises one or more aspects: manual, visual, and/or cognitive. Cognitive distraction is the least obvious but potentially the most dangerous of the three.  Driving in general is probably the most dangerous activity you will do during a day.  The most likely cause of […]

Distracted Driving: A Company’s Nightmare

Distracted Driving: A Company’s Nightmare Are you a business owner or supervisor? Do you have employees who drive for work? Do you have a policy on texting or using a cell phone while driving? If you answered the first two questions yes, and no on the third, how much insurance do you have?  Because at […]