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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:10

Disrupting Distracted Driving

You've heard about the typical distractions, such as texting while driving, chatting with friends, changing the radio station, but how about these crazy reasons for distracted driving accidents? Susan Laine was driving down the street and saw a man balancing his laptop on his steering wheel. Someone scared the living daylights out of Darnell Martin when the driver of the car he was riding in took his eyes off the road to reach into the back seat for a slice of pizza while traveling about 40 mph. Imagine the surprise Jessica Bryant had when she saw someone painting their toenails…
We’ve all heard about distracted driving studies and listened to warnings issued from the NHTSA, National Safety Council, and a slew of car insurance companies. Distracted driving is responsible for millions of auto accidents and thousands of deaths per year. So why don’t we just stop, put down our phones, and focus on the road? For many drivers, it's not easy to change habits. Yet the struggle against distracted driving is bigger than statistics and public service announcements. We all need to pitch in to help stop distracted driving. Here are five easy ways to do that. #1 Be an Example: It sounds easy, but in…
Why it isn't safe to flash hazard lights while driving in the rain.   If you turned on your hazard lights in the rain while driving, then you may be breaking the law, depending on which state you live in. (See the list of New England state laws below.) Officials stress that flashers should only be used while your vehicle is stopped or disabled on the roadway or shoulder -- hazard lights are a sign for emergency services for motorists who need assistance and may cause confusion and compromise your safety when used while driving.
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