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What's worse -- texting and driving or drunk drivers?

Many Nashville teenagers seem to text each other more often than they speak to each other. Unfortunately, many of them are so attached to their smart phones that they don't put them away while they are driving. In recent years, texting and driving has become a leading cause of [...]
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Distracted driving may be more deadly than once thought

Nashville drivers have probably heard a lot in recent years about the dangers posed by drivers who are texting or talking on cell phones and not paying attention to the road. Recently, a report concluded that the danger is actually worse than many observers previously thought.
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U.S. drivers more likely to use cell phones while driving

Tennessee is among a number of states that has passed laws aimed at stamping out the growing threat of texting and driving. Unfortunately, the problem remains rampant.
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Youngsters involved in awareness program for safe driving

The students from Cookeville High School in Tennessee are spreading the word to not use smart phones and to promote seatbelt use while driving in order to be safe. The CHS TEST club, of which the students are members, was started in 2010. The students are making an effort to [...]
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Distracted driving involved in nearly 10 percent of crashes

We've all heard about the dangers of distracted driving, and how talking on the cell phone in the car can make it harder to concentrate on the road. Of course, many people still use their handheld phones in the car; the convenience is hard to resist. But a recent report from the [...]
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Study questions effectiveness of driving and texting bans

In recent years, there have been several news stories about the dangers texting and driving poses. As a result, 38 states, including Tennessee, currently have laws banning texting while driving. While few would argue that it is indeed dangerous to text while driving and is a [...]
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Driver behaviors motorcyclists should beware

Many Tennessee motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy riding their bikes during the summer months. In order to receive a motorcycle license, residents of Tennessee are required to pass both a written and on-cycle skills test. While many motorcyclists may know and abide by proper traffic [...]
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Parents modeling distracted driving for teen drivers

We have covered many serious teen car accidents in previous posts. There are many contributing factors to teen car accidents including driver in experience and driver distraction. Car accidents are the leading killer of teens in the Nashville area and a study from the AAA [...]
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National texting-while-driving ban proposed

In our last post we discussed the role that cellphones play in Nashville distracted driving car accidents. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently proposed a national ban on texting while driving and yesterday the National Transportation Safety Board recommended blanket ban [...]
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Cell phones linked to over 3,000 car accident deaths

We have all seen "that driver" on the way to work: the man or woman who is more interesting in tweeting than the road. Although most of these drivers stop texting after being involved in a minor fender bender, there are many distracted drivers who cause fatal car accidents while [...]
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