Distracted Driving

Winter, with its abundance of snow, ice and auto-mechanical failure, is certainly a precarious time for drivers. Yet, it’s summer that’s most deadly. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration consistently shows the highest number of traffic fatalities are in the third quarter (July-September) while the lowest are in the first quarter (January – March).

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Distracted Driving

October through the end of December is jam packed with holiday festivities. But to ensure you and your family enjoy the celebration, plan for seasonal risks — particularly those associated with vehicle safety. Halloween is the most dangerous holiday for pedestrians and Christmas and New Years are notorious for drunk driving. Shorter days mean more darkness and that can be particularly hazardous for children.

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Distracted Driving

April is distracted driving awareness month. Rather than list the reasons why this staggering public safety issue deserves your attention, Traffic Safety Store got some help from designer, Adrienne Erin. The infographic below can help you explain to friends, loved ones and coworkers, why putting down the cellphone is a MUST.

Here’s Adrienne’s bio:

Adrienne is a freelance writer and designer who loves being able to promote the causes she feels strongly about.

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Distracted Driving

Few social trends in the United States are as startling as the staggering rates of texting-while-driving (TWD), especially among teens. Car accidents are the number one cause of death for adolescents and 10 percent of these incidents involve distracted driving (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Dr. Despina Stavrinos, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Alabama (UAB),

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Distracted Driving

It’s sad to say the more aware we are of the dangers of texting while driving, the more popular it becomes.  Over the past 10 years text messaging has become an acceptable form of mobile communication, and most of the time it’s preferred over anything else.  Cell phone carriers automatically include text message plans, and people are even beginning to abandon voicemail all together.Read More