Our Driving Concern Sr. Program Manager Lisa Robinson outlines risks associated with using hands-free devices while behind the wheel. Research indicates cognitive distraction persists long after using voice commands to…
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Before Toledo-based Owens Corning implemented a cell phone distracted driving policy, the company’s leader conducted a field test. Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman wanted to know whether enacting such a…
Your chances of running a stop sign, failing to notice a pedestrian in the
crosswalk or another vehicle cutting in front of you are increased after you’ve made use of hands-free technologies in your car, according to research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The AAA Foundation suggests you could end up in a state of cognitive distraction after using technology in your vehicle that renders you unaware of your immediate driving surroundings, and it could last for a much longer timeframe that you might guess.
In 2016, cell phone use was a contributing factor in 6,882 Texas crashes, according to this Texas Department of Transportation report.
- Also in 2016, driver inattention was a contributing factor in 96,847 Texas crashes, according to TxDOT.
Arm Yourself with Tools, Resources, Information Use this free National Safety Council Cell Phone Policy Assessment Tool to see how your company’s policy compares to recommended best practices. The tool…
Scary numbers, crazy amounts of money: 468 deaths, $21 million.
How serious is the issue of distracted driving in the state of Texas? In 2014, there were 100,825 traffic crashes statewide that involved distracted driving (distraction, driver inattention or cell-phone use), according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Those crashes resulted in 468 deaths and 3,214 serious injuries.