For the first time in eight years, the number of teen deaths on the highway appears to have climbed
last year, according to the Washington Post, which noted that "More teenagers die in automobile accidents than any other way each year." Read more.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
The AP reported that "Drivers won't be able to text, browse, tweet or dial on factory-installed devices if auto manufacturers follow new federal guidelines to disable the gadgets while the wheels are rolling. In announcing the latest step in his campaign against distracted driving Thursday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the government might next extend the guidelines to cover virtually every portable electronic device that might find its way into a vehicle. "These guidelines are a major step forward in identifying real solutions to tackle the issue of distracted driving for drivers of all ages," said LaHood. Read more.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
"Male drivers received between 52 and 54 percent of the distracted-driving tickets annually since 2006. Females comprise slightly more than half the 2.5 million licensed drivers in the state, according to records obtained by AP." Read more.