The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about the 100-percent preventable nature of distracted driving crashes. We hear crashes referred to as “accidents” all the time, but the truth is that there is nothing accidental about distracted driving ‘accidents’. Everybody knows that texting while driving or engaging in other distracted…

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U Drive. U Text. U Pay The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is getting ready to publicize their annual Distracted Driving Awareness safety campaign. After all, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The NHTSA’s U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign will focus on the financial consequences and expenses of texting behind the…

CHP’s Adult Distracted Driving Campaign Teen drivers have been getting most of the grief about texting-while-driving lately, but they’re not the only culprits. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has just issued a press release regarding the launching of their yearlong, Adult Distracted Driving Traffic Safety Campaign. The CHP is also working with the Office of…

NHTSA’s Report on Driver Electronic Device Use in 2012 Distracted driving is a huge problem in California and across the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released the results of research regarding Driver Electronic Device Use in 2012. Texting-while-driving is one of the most dangerous actions a motorist can engage in behind…

CHP to Motorists: Don’t Text and Drive A press release issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is asking motorists not to text while they drive. The CHP is calling distracted driving a “dangerous epidemic on California Roadways.” Distracted driving takes a driver’s focus away from the roadway. With an apparent increase in cars striking…

The Dangers of Distracted Driving Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic in America. Texting bans for all drivers have been enacted in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to get into a crash than their non-distracted…

Could you be on the hook if a driver you were texting caused an accident? There’s an interesting new twist in the campaign against texting while driving. According to CNN, a New Jersey state appeals court thinks that people who knowingly text a driver should be held responsible if the driver causes a crash! Seem…

One Text or Call Could Wreck it All Summertime in California means sunny beach days, barbecues, and taking part in a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Summertime also means vacationers, tourists, and added traffic on the already crowded roadways. Drivers face a myriad of challenging driving situations these days, and unfortunately a new traffic safety…

According to a new Centers for Disease Control report, 58 percent of high school seniors admit they have sent a text or an email from behind the wheel. Please view the news clip to learn more.

  Since 1899, the federal government has been keeping records and statistics on motor vehicle accidents and fatalities. A spike in traffic fatalities in the 1960s led to the creation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1970. Numerous occupant and vehicle safety standards have been enacted since, and as a result, there…

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