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Honda Encourages Teens to Talk to Their Parents About Texting While Driving

Honda Encourages Teens to Talk to Their Parents About Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is such a problem that Honda has flipped the script and resorted to encouraging teens to be the role models in their relationships with their parents. Having dubbed April the “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” Honda is telling teens to have #TheTextTalk, “an open dialogue with their parents about practicing safer driving habits.” […]

 Patrick Grieve

Honda Releases #PhoneDownEyesUp Videos to Discourage Texting While Driving… or Doing Anything, Really

Honda Releases #PhoneDownEyesUp Videos to Discourage Texting While Driving… or Doing Anything, Really

Honda’s marketing team has created a new anti-texting-and-driving campaign called #PhoneDownEyesUp, proving that they are as committed to automotive safety as they are to reminding us all of an old (NSFW) 2 Live Crew song. As part of the social media campaign, Honda has been releasing videos that compare the dangers of texting and driving […]

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Speeding and Distracted Driving Are Among the Top Causes of Dangerous Accidents Involving Teenage Drivers

Speeding and Distracted Driving Are Among the Top Causes of Dangerous Accidents Involving Teenage Drivers

Teens engaging in dangerous driving habits during the summer season are becoming involved in a higher rate of potentially fatal accidents according to a new AAA study

The time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been repeatedly dubbed the “100 Deadliest Days,” due to the fact that the number of fatal accidents involving teen drivers increases exponentially during that time. Many of these accidents are caused by a series of common factors. A new study conducted by AAA found that […]

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Americans Name Distracted Driving the Largest On-Road Threat in New Study

Americans Name Distracted Driving the Largest On-Road Threat in New Study

Despite drivers' concerns about other motorists driving while distracted, most admitted to checking their phones while behind the wheel

There are a lot of hazards that drivers can encounter during their commutes. However, one phenomenon stresses drivers out more than any other. According to a survey conducted by Harris Insights and Analytics, 55 percent of Americans believe distracted driving is the top threat drivers face on the road. Avoid On-Road Distractions: Don’t do the […]

 Whitney Russell

Safe Driving: A Reminder to Avoid FWD (Flirting While Driving)

Safe Driving: A Reminder to Avoid FWD (Flirting While Driving)

If you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day, you might be happy to know about an extension to this holiday. The third week in February — this week — is known as International Flirting Week. Though flirting might seem like a harmless endeavor, when combined with driving, this pastime can prove dangerous. Here are some interesting stats […]

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A Safe Driving Reminder from the TDLR

A Safe Driving Reminder from the TDLR

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) released some tips earlier this week, to help keep Texans to stay safe while traveling during the holidays. It’s a great reminder to all of us, to make sure our vehicles are road-ready and implement safe driving techniques as we journey to visit loved ones. Here are just […]

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New Ohio Distracted Driving Law Targets Paw and Order

New Ohio Distracted Driving Law Targets Paw and Order

A new Ohio distracted driving law is taking aim at another possible disruption in your car while on the road –your pet. Beginning Dec. 20, the police department in the village of Mantua will be able to issue citations if they see drivers holding an animal or turning away from the road to focus on […]

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The Try Guys DUI Series: Texting and Driving

The Try Guys DUI Series: Texting and Driving

The Try Guys are back for their final video in the DUI Series. This time, they’re tackling the dangers of texting and driving.

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Reckless Driving Carries Differing Penalties across the Country

Reckless Driving Carries Differing Penalties across the Country

Driving recklessly is never a good idea anytime or anywhere. It puts everyone, including you, at risk. And some states, such as Delaware and Oregon, throw down severe punishments if you’re caught driving like a reckless fool. Check Out: The features on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross “If you are convicted of reckless driving in […]

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Chevy Safe Driving App Powered by Peer Pressure

Chevy Safe Driving App Powered by Peer Pressure

“Don’t text and drive.” “Keep your eyes on the road.” “Put the phone down.” These wise words of advice are all too easily ignored, but Chevrolet is betting they’ll land with more force if you hear them spoken by a friend or loved one. When you download Chevy’s new Call Me Out smartphone app for […]

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Tips to Kick Your Dangerously Stupid Texting and Driving Habit to the Curb

Tips to Kick Your Dangerously Stupid Texting and Driving Habit to the Curb

Texting and driving is one of the stupidest and most dangerous things to do while driving. The statistics of accidents and tragedies caused by the behavior are staggering. Every driver knows texting and driving is wrong, risky, and shouldn’t be done. Yet, drivers young and old still text and drive every day. If you’re guilty […]

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‘Supernatural’ Star Jensen Ackles Partners with the Texas Department of Transportation for Distracted Driving PSA

‘Supernatural’ Star Jensen Ackles Partners with the Texas Department of Transportation for Distracted Driving PSA

Jensen Ackles is well-known for his role as Dean Winchester on the hit TV show Supernatural. In the show, Dean cruises across America behind the wheel of a classic 1967 Chevrolet Impala, alongside his brother, Sam. While the two brothers might be daredevils on the show, Jensen Ackles is outspoken about the dangers of distracted […]

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Have an iPhone? Turn On ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode to Avoid Technology Distractions

Have an iPhone? Turn On ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Mode to Avoid Technology Distractions

If you’re a loyal Apple customer, chances are your iPhone doesn’t leave your side — and that includes when you’re behind the wheel. Now, before you jump to conclusions, we’re not accusing anyone of anything. We are all perfectly capable of owning an iPhone, taking it in the car, and setting it on the passenger’s […]

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Is It Illegal to Talk on the Phone While Driving?

Is It Illegal to Talk on the Phone While Driving?

New technology features are making staying connected behind the wheel easier than ever. Most new cars come with built-in phone systems, so you can sync your smartphone with your car’s infotainment system to make hands-free calls. But for those of us with older cars, talking on the phone while driving is an even bigger safety […]

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France Says No to Texting in a Vehicle Even When It’s Not Moving

France Says No to Texting in a Vehicle Even When It’s Not Moving

Pulling over to text has been many motorists go-around to the dangerous and illegal action of texting while driving. But, France doesn’t think just pulling over to the side of the road to text is good enough. Gizmodo.com Writer Melanie Ehrenkranz, writes “the country’s highest court has ruled that drivers cannot use their phones even […]

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New Study Finds Everyone Hates Distracted Driving But Does It Anyway

New Study Finds Everyone Hates Distracted Driving But Does It Anyway

A new study carried out by an insurance company called Esurance analyzed distracted driving and found an interesting trend: just about everyone thinks it’s bad, and yet it is still extremely common. According to the survey, 91% of surveyed drivers believe that texting at the wheel is distracting, yet 53% of daily commuters still do […]

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Northern CA’s Earthquake and Strategies for Driving During an Earthquake

Northern CA’s Earthquake and Strategies for Driving During an Earthquake

Residents in the San Francisco Bay area of California experienced a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in the wee hours of morning today. Berkeley was the location of the epicenter, which isn’t surprising considering its prime location along the Hayward Fault which spans the length of Fremont to San Pablo Bay. The extent of the damage left behind has […]

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Everything You Need to Know About UK Mobile Phone Driving Offenses

Everything You Need to Know About UK Mobile Phone Driving Offenses

Everyone knows that it’s not only illegal to use a mobile phone while behind the wheel in the UK, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. This is because a phone can be a huge distraction, taking the driver’s focus away from the road, reducing awareness, and increasing the likelihood of accident and injury. As a new […]

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