texting while driving

Woman Sued Over Sending Text Message that Caused Accident

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On Sept. 21, 2009, a nineteen-year-old man struck a couple on a motorcycle while texting behind the wheel of his car. Now, the couple is attempting to sue the woman who was sending the messages to the man, saying that she was encouraging his distracted driving.  Continue Reading...

Younger Passengers Less Likely to Tell Drivers to Stop Texting and Driving

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A recent study released by the Department of Transportation (DOT) finds that passengers under 25 are less likely to speak up to a driver who is texting and driving… maybe because they’re too busy texting as well. The study was conducted and released to encourage passengers to speak up against distracted drivers and is spearheaded… Continue Reading...

Survey: Most Drivers Know Texting and Driving is Illegal, But Do it Anyway

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Multi-tasking is an essential part of your day, we get that. But that doesn’t mean you should carry it over to every aspect of your life. Like driving, for example. When you’re behind the wheel, you should be paying attention to the road and nothing else. And while we all know that’s what we should… Continue Reading...

Free State Farm App Responds To Texts While You’re Driving

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Anybody who’s anybody has their own app, and now you can add State Farm to the list of trend setters. This one will hopefully cut down on a few claims, as State Farm’s Android application automatically responds to text messages while you’re driving. The new widget, called the “On the Move” widget, lets Android smartphone… Continue Reading...

Survey Says 86% of Teen Drivers Distracted – But Not By What You Think

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You look at the survey headline: “86 Percent Of Teen Drivers Are Distracted.” Of course, you go right to the evils of the cell phone – talking, texting, sending and reading email – or using advanced in-car features. Results from a survey conducted by AAA and Seventeen magazine found that 86 percent of those polled… Continue Reading...