Connecticut DOT, local police continue distracted driving campaign

By Jessica Lerner, @jesslerner on Twitter Published 11:37 am, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 NEW HAVEN >> Anything that takes a person’s attention away from driving can be a distraction. Sending or reading a text message takes a person’s eyes off the road for about five seconds, but at 55 miles per hour, “that’s like

Distracted Driving Related Crashes Are Up In The U.S. MIAMI (CBSMiami) — For years, traffic deaths in the U.S. were dropping but recently fatalities on our roads increased. Thirteen people died in March when a pickup slammed into a mini-bus filled with members of a Texas church returning from a retreat. Witnesses said the driver of the pickup admitted he was texting and

Signs of distracted driving—pounding heart, sweaty nose

August 15, 2017 by Jeannie Kever Volunteers using a driving simulator were monitored via standoff and wearable sensors, which recorded perspiration, heart rate, breathing rate, gaze and facial expressions to capture the drivers’ state as they were overloaded by multitasking. Credit: University of Houston Distracted driving—texting or absent-mindedness—claims thousands of lives a year. Researchers from

Traffic Law Cracks Down on Holding Phones, Coffee in WA

By Gina Carey, Newser Staff Posted Jul 24, 2017 4:33 PM CDT New Washington state distracted driving law went into effect Sunday. (Getty Images / Geber86) (NEWSER) – Washington state is cracking down on texting and eating at the wheel with a new law that went into effect Sunday. The new “Driving Under the Influence

Go-kart demonstration highlights distracted driving dangers

August 11, 2017 08:08 PM COLONIE – Alcohol, drugs and distractions like cell phones kill drivers every day across America. Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple kicked off a program on Friday, aimed at making the streets safer. The program is called, “Safe Driving Force.” The sheriff used a go-kart programmed to simulate normal driving and


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