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Distracted Driving

Researchers who studied the relationship between a delayed school start time and teen-driver car accidents in Fairfax County, Virginia, found that starting the school day later was associated with decreased crash risks among drivers in high school. In the fall of 2015, Fairfax County schools pushed back school start times…

At least a dozen states ban the use of handheld cellphones while driving. Texting, dialing, emailing, reading and other use of electronic gadgets greatly increase the chances of a car crash resulting in serious injuries or deaths. According to the 2011 National Occupant Protection Use Survey, approximately 600,000 drivers are…

The State of New York has taken a tough stance against commercial truck drivers texting or talking on handheld cellphones —and not just while their vehicles are in motion. Truckers in New York are banned from using their cellphones even at stoplights or in traffic jams. This law brings the…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation over the summer that created new penalties for novice drivers who text behind the wheel. As Governor Cuomo announced: “Statistic after statistic shows that texting-while-driving is a chronic problem in our society, particularly among teenagers, and it will only get worse if we…

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