distracted driving

Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

| November 21, 2012

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

Money available for states with phone bans

| August 21, 2012

A new grant program that will provide about $17.5 million to states that have laws banning distracted driving in fiscal year 2013

Cell-phone jamming technology in your cab?

| July 13, 2012

Much has been made of the inability and/or difficulty of state enforcement of the Department of Transportation's nationwide ban on handheld cellphone use behind the wheel. Last I've written about it you can find here ...

Modest proposal: Ban all motorized transport already!

| June 21, 2012

Buddy Wenners' December 2011 modest proposal for the Department of Transportation to dispense with all the rigmarole and "ban truck driving" -- penned in response to news of the handheld cell ban and otherwise the ...

Truckers to DOT: ‘Smartphones are winning’

| June 12, 2012

Smartphones are whipping the Department of Transportation in the battle for the attention of the motoring public, wrote Whitesboro, Texas-based Pennco Transportation driver Martin Groseclose on Overdrive’s Facebook page, in response to last week's news ...

DOT releases ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

| June 07, 2012

DOT offers a strategy to address the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel to reduce risks of distracted driving.

Idaho, Alaska legislatures ban handheld texting while driving

Jill Dunn | April 19, 2012

Alaska and Idaho become the 37th and 38th states to ban texting while driving for all motorists.

Kicking the habit: Why a blanket cell-phone ban won’t work

| December 15, 2011

As if hearing the plethora of truck drivers' objections to the prohibitions on handheld cell use in-cab while driving, minus any similar prohibition for the motoring public and given the wide problem of motorist distraction ...

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