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Texting While Driving

The Seventh Anniversary of My Daughter Casey's Death - Grateful for the Opportunity to Use a Tragedy as a Catalyst for Positive Change

Joel Feldman | Posted 07.17.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

On July 17th, 2009, my 21-year old daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. On every anniversary of her death I inevitably think back to tha...

'It Must Be So Difficult To Talk About How Your Daughter Was Killed By A Distracted Driver.'

Joel Feldman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

July 17th will be the 7th anniversary of my 21 year-old daughter Casey's death. She was killed by a distracted driver. In the days, weeks and months following Casey's death I wondered whether her short life would be remembered.

The Dangers of Summer Driving

Theresa MacPhail | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Theresa MacPhail

July and August are two of the deadliest months, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with more car crashes and vehicular-related deaths and injuries than any other months. But why is summer driving so dangerous?

Parents: You Can Play An Important Role in Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe. Really!

Kate Carr | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver's license brings freedom and a new level o...

Here's Why Your Brain Can't Handle Texting And Driving At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Texting while driving may pose a unique risk compared to other forms of distracted driving, according to an experiment recently published in the journ...

Can We Address Texting While Driving? We Need To Try.

Bracken P. Darrell | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Bracken P. Darrell

When you are in the car and receive a text, there can be an overwhelming urge to answer it. We spend every day glued to our smartphones, so the urge to read and answer is strong.

Why We are All Responsible for Christal McGee's Snapchat & Driving Accident

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Lauren Galley

In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States ages 16-19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehi...

The Snapchat Distracted Driving Lawsuit: What Legal and Moral Responsibilities do App Manufacturers Have With Respect to Distracted Driving?

Joel Feldman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

What is different about the "Snapchat distracted driving lawsuit?"  It is because not only was the distracted driver sued, but also Snapchat, the manufacturer of the app the driver was using at the time of the crash. 

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month--Correcting Misperceptions about Teen Texting While Driving May Save Lives

Joel Feldman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this an opportune time to evaluate our current efforts to change driving attitudes and ha...

This Teen Glanced At Her Phone For Just A Second And Her Life Changed Forever

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.07.2016 | OWN

Warning: Content and videos contain images that may be too graphic for some viewers. Discretion advised. OK. That's the word Liz Marks was rea...

Distracted Drivers Are Even More Dangerous Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.24.2016 | Science

You probably know that texting while driving isn't safe. But you may not be aware that distracted driving in its many forms is one of the greatest thr...

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Distracted While Driving

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dorit Sasson

Boundaries are key here. Having a fun chat with someone in a car doesn't warrant a "selfie." In fact, distinguishing between having a "social moment" and "let's now share this moment with the entire world" while driving is extremely dangerous.

A Gift for the Holidays That Your Children Can Live With

Joel Feldman | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Joel Feldman

We all have seen drivers talking on phones, texting, eating, applying make-up and doing a number of other activities that take their eyes off the road and minds off driving. We criticize those drivers for what they are doing, yet are guilty of driving distracted ourselves and often with those that we love most in the car.

New AAA Study: Driver Distraction Persists Long After Hands-free Tasks End

Deborah Hersman | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology
Deborah Hersman

Technology continues to evolve at a breakneck speed; unfortunately safety has not kept pace. In a perfect world, hands-free car systems and smartphones are easy to use, cognitively less demanding and keep driver distraction to a bare minimum.

Middle-Aged Drivers Admit To Using Cell Phones When Behind The Wheel

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty

Maybe it's time to take away our allowance? It turns out that teenagers aren't the only ones who text and drive. Middle-aged drivers do it too and are...

This Campaign Against Distracted Driving Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

There's nothing happening on your phone screen, not even a cute photo of your kid, that's worth risking a car accident. That's the message behind a po...

Politeness I'd Truly Like to See

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.06.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

The politeness that would make a real difference in my life, and I suspect a lot of people's, wouldn't come via the USPS or through the other Buzzfeed suggestions. It would be on the road.

A New Initiative Combats Teens' Deadly Texting-While-Driving Behavior

Mackenzie Hughes | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Mackenzie Hughes

How long is five seconds? It's the amount of time the average driver looks away from the road to send a text. If you're going about 55 mph, by the time you look up from your phone, you'll have driven the whole length of a football field without looking at the road. Touchdown? Not quite.

Distracted Driving: Killer of a Problem

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.12.2016 | Technology
Jay Winsten

There will be continued carnage on our roadways, unless we succeed at promoting a social norm that stigmatizes distracted driving. State and local laws can't solve this problem alone, but they have a key role to play.

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

One Mom's Ongoing Quest To End Distracted Driving Deaths

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents

In December, a school bus crashed in Tennessee, claiming the lives of two students and one teacher's aide. Last week, it was revealed that the driver ...

School Bus Driver Was Texting Before Deadly Crash

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime

June 5 (Reuters) - The driver of a Tennessee school bus that crashed in December, killing two students and a teacher's aide, had been receiving and ...

It's Still Legal To Text And Drive In These 4 States

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology

How is this still a thing?

Teen Texting And Driving Dips With State Laws

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the ...

From This Momma to All the Idiots Who Are Still Texting and Driving

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Madeleine Melcher

I try to set a good example for my kids -- I do, but nothing makes me want to spit and cuss in public more than you idiots who continue to text and drive.