The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

  In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving has become an increasing issue over the last few years and is easily preventable. Texting and driving is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Seventy-one percent of young people say they have sent a text while driving. Texting and driving is […]

Hands-Free Voice Controls Increase Driver Distraction

  A new study by AAA found voice-activated infotainment systems can pose more of a risk than talking on a cell phone while driving.  Researchers at the University of Utah conducted a test with 40 driver’s ages 18-40 in nine different scenarios with a voice-control system created just for the study.  The hands-free version they […]

Teen Driving Safety

Teens drivers are more likely to be distracted while driving.  Texting and driving is very common among teens and it is important t0 make sure your teen understands the rules of the road to keep themselves and other drivers safe. Nearly 1/3 of all teen deaths between the ages of 16-19 are a result of […]

Recent Crash Reminds Us of the Dangers of Cell Phones

For those of you who haven’t been following this, talking on a cell phone while driving is worse than driving drunk. Don’t believe that? Well, here’s another recent example: Yesterday, a young woman driving along I-84 near Baker City, OR was distracted by her phone, and collided with the concrete barrier TWICE before crashing (and […]