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texting while driving

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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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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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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Mobile providers aim to curb texting while driving

Last year alone, an estimated 100,000 car accidents were caused by drivers who were distracted while texting. The dangers associated with texting and driving have resulted in many states passing texting bans. In fact currently 39 states, including Tennessee, have some type of [...]
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Preventing distracted driving: can technology intervene?

Every parent of a teenager worries about the day their child finally passes the driver's test and utters the terrifying words "can I borrow the car?" Parents come up with different rules to try to keep their kids safe, such as no driving at night or no more than one passenger. [...]
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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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Deadly truck accident spurs call for a ban on truck driver cellphone use

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended a prohibition against cellphone use by truckers this Tuesday. The recommendations against commercial driver cell phone use come after a hearing concerning one of the most deadly truck accidents in the country. The accident [...]
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NHTSA discovers how to combat Nashville distracted driving car accidents

Distracted driving sometimes feels like a fact of life in Nashville. It is not uncommon to see a driver texting while driving, preoccupied with the radio tuner, or even applying makeup while in driving around the city. Although many Nashville drivers have accepted distracted [...]
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