Common Distractions for Motorcycle Riders

Most people assume distracted driving only applies to passenger vehicles, but motorcycle riders are just as at risk for distractions as someone driving a sedan or SUV. In fact, riders may have more distractions to be aware of, since they are literally exposed to the…

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What to do When You Are Hit by a Distracted Driver

If your vehicle is struck by a distracted driver, the steps after the accident are similar to any other accident - except for one key difference. Accidents are extremely stressful and unexpected. Even if you are the world’s most careful driver, you could find yourself…

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Is Daydreaming Considered Distracted Driving?

For the most part, cellphones tend to catch all of the attention for distracted driving cases. However, there is a bigger culprit out there that studies have been frequently finding – yet people are unaware of – and that is the mind. Distracted driving accounts…

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Distracted Driving vs. Drunk Driving: Which is More Dangerous?

When you think of the most dangerous form of driving, you typically think of drunken driving. But, today’s digital world has created a slew of new dangers – including those that you may never expect. In fact, texting while driving has quickly become one of…

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Truck Driver Phone Distractions Are Increasing

The statistics regarding distracted driving in the nation are on the rise, but that doesn’t just apply to passenger vehicles. In fact, there have been significant increases in the number of distractions for truck drivers that use hands-free and hand-held devices while driving. According to…

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AAA Releases New Study on Distracted Driving – and Results May Surprise You

AAA released a study recently that has shed new light on distracted driving. In this study, released earlier in November, AAA found that hands-free technology is just as dangerous as using the device itself. They say hands-free technology’s effects could linger for as much as…

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How to Avoid Distracted Driving This Holiday Season

The holidays are by far one of the more busy times of the year, and it is not uncommon to feel distracted during your day-to-day tasks. From planning your holiday parties to picking out gifts for the kids, you have a lot on your mind.…

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Don’t Let Holiday Travel Distract You from the Road Ahead

Most people will get behind the wheel and spend a few hours in the car during the holidays, whether it is attending a Christmas party, visiting family and friends, or completing some last minute shopping. During the holidays, everyone seems to have their minds elsewhere – gifts, cluttered schedules, and much more. Even though you certainly have a full plate, you need to stay aware of the road ahead and make sure you are not becoming distracted at a time you need your attention the most – while driving.
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How Distracted Driving Impacts Businesses

Distracted driving impacts everyone. One sector that has not received much attention, but should, is that of local businesses. Businesses are just as affected by distracted driving – whether it is their own employees or those sharing the road with their employees. Driving presents a significant risk already for risk of injury and property damage. When driving distracted, these risks increase exponentially. What some businesses may not realize is how distracted driving also impacts their bottom line.

Distracted driving increases the likelihood of motor vehicle crashes. That is because driving is a visual task and non-driving activities will take a driver’s attention and view away from the road – therefore, these actions must be avoided.
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