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Rhode Island Takes lead on Distracted Driving Law

Distracted Driving to Become Part of Drivers Education Class in Rhode Island

A lot of attention has been placed on the legal implications of distracted driving in states across the country over the past several years. While this is an important piece of the puzzle, Rhode Island is also taking a different approach to help prevent distracted driving before it ever occurs. The state house and senate have passed bills which will require driver’s education classes in Rhode Island to include instruction and testing on the issue of distracted driving. [Read more...]

Distracted Driving is a Multi-Headed Animal

Not a day goes by without a newspaper or TV story announcing a fatality and/or injury caused by distracted driving. It is heartbreaking to see innocent lives lost due to an action that is easily avoidable. I write this message because I am from a family grieving the loss of our 19 year old daughter Shreya who was fatally injured while riding as a passenger. The driver got distracted causing a crash killing Shreya on the spot. Although that episode occurred over five years ago, the wound it left is as fresh as it was on November 1, 2007. Our healing has been hampered by a non-ending stream of similar stories hitting us daily. [Read more...]