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Does California Have the Worst Drivers?
Drivers here in The Golden State rank among the country’s worst when it comes to bad driving habits. This is according to a recently released report from CarInsuranceComparison.com, an auto insurance comparison website that used statistics and other data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When comparing all fifty states plus Washington, D.C.,...
Distracted driving can have serious and tragic consequences. So would it surprise you that a recent study which monitored the intersections near California schools found more than 8,000 instances of distracted driving occurring in a single hour? The results come from last year’s Roadwatch study, which is administered annually by the California Friday Night Live...
We all know we shouldn’t use our cell phones while we’re driving. But often it can be tempting. You’re driving along and your phone rings or you hear that distinctive note of an incoming text. In those few seconds, you might have wondered just how much harm would occur if you just quickly answered that...
Most of us are well-versed these days in the dangers of driving while distracted. We know taking our eyes off the road to focus on our phones and other gadgets can have dangerous, sometimes fatal consequences. But what about voice-based hands-free technologies that aim to reduce distractions? According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,...
Most of us know the drill by now. Don’t text or use your phone while you’re driving. But despite knowing about the dangers of distracted driving, it can be very difficult not to pick up that phone when it rings, or when you hear that distinctive sound alerting you to the fact that a text...
Most of us have done it. You’re in a rush to get from point A to point B, and in the hurry to get out of the house and into your vehicle, you didn’t have a chance to eat. So you pull into a drive-through somewhere along the way to your destination and order a...
With the increase in popularity of ride-hailing services such as Uber and its competitor Lyft, more and more drivers are signing up with such services as a way to make some extra money on the side. But just how safe is it to answer that service call while you’re on the road?   Not very...
We’ve all seen the distracted driving campaigns targeting the nation’s drivers. Use of a cellphone, whether to text, talk, check email or look something up online, can have potentially tragic consequences. But what about those driving police vehicles, fire trucks or ambulances?   Distracted driving is also an issue with police cars and other emergency...
Most driving awareness campaigns about texting while driving tend to be aimed toward newer, younger drivers. The point of these campaigns is to make young drivers aware of the potential consequences of texting and driving. But does experience make a difference when it comes to texting and driving? How do more experienced drivers fare if...
It’s something most of us know we shouldn’t be doing: the statistics have shown, again and again, that texting while driving can have very serious consequences. Despite this, however, many people continue to text and drive.   According to a new survey commissioned by AT&T as part of the Texting & Driving … It Can...
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