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Distracted Driving News
Distracted drivers caused more than 17,500 crashes last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and were responsible for 63 deaths. Each crash happened in the split second it takes to glance at a phone, or a radio dial, or the kids in the back seat.Read More
Texting while driving diverts attention from the road an average of 4.6 out of every 6 seconds, officials say. That’s on par with traveling the length of a football field at 55 mph without looking up, according to the state Department of Public Safety (DPS). And using a cellphone while on the road delays driver reaction time as much as having a .08 blood alcohol level.Read More
Vijay on WCCO 06-12-13 Audio clip of Vijay Dixit, Founder & Chairman of Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation taling about distracted driving on the morning show. He also disussed the state of the art Distracted Driving application created by the foundation on the Adaptive Massive Open Online Course (aMOOC™) technology. The web based application will be available for all tablet, smartphone and computer platforms. The application will be released at the Raksha Walk on October 12, 2013 in Eden Prairie,…Read More
The number of teens who are being injured or killed as a result of texting while driving has skyrocketed as mobile-device technology has advanced.Read More
Crash deaths in cases where drivers were on the phone are seriously underreported, according to a recent analysis of state and federal data by the National Safety Council, an advocacy group.Read More