Most distracted driving deaths don’t involve cell phone use

“Lost in thought” was the main cause of fatal distracted driving accidents, according to a new study. Erie Insurance looked at 2 years of U.S. police reports for more than 65,000 fatal car accidents: 10% named distracted driving as the primary cause of the crash. Out of those 6,500 fatal car crashes attributed to distracted… Learn More »

Why are Americans more distracted than Europeans?

Nearly 70% of Americans ages 18- 64 admit to talking on their phones while driving in the past 30 days.  A full 30% admitted to sending text messages. Distracted driving is a lot more common in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, which… Learn More »

Just a few seconds…

“Just a Few Seconds” might change the way you drive. This new documentary short, produced by EndDD.org, brings us face-to-face with the victims of distracted driving: the daughter of a man hit by a distracted driver, and the teenage driver who looked down for “just a few seconds”. Watch the video: This powerful video will… Learn More »

How closely should we monitor teenage drivers?

Only 1% of parents think that their teenager regularly sends or receives text messages while driving. The reality is that a full 26% of teens admit to this dangerous behavior, according to a new poll from The University of Michigan. In an AT&T survey of teens, 89% said they reply to a text message or… Learn More »

Teen dies typing a text message

Her cap and gown were still in her car: Mariah West was going to graduate from high school the next day. She was responding to a text message while driving, and her car veered off of the road and hit a concrete bridge. She was partially ejected from the vehicle, and her head hit the… Learn More »

What is causing a big jump in traffic deaths in 2012?

Traffic accident fatalities for the first quarter of 2012 are way up compared to 2011 – nearly 13.5%. That is approximately 7,630 people dead from as a result of motor vehicle crashes in the just first three months of the year.  The statistic that I found to be shocking?  More people  have died on U.S.… Learn More »