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According to new research from NHTSA, the percentage of drivers who are visibly text-messaging or using a hand-held device increased significantly for a second year in a row from 0.9 percent in 2010 to 1.3 percent in 2011, while driver hand-held cell phone use stood at 5 percent in 2011. That’s a 44 percent increase.
In your teenage years, it is all about peer pressure to do the wrong thing. Well, the Distraction Free Fridays campaign aims to use peer influence to do the right thing. You can impact your peers in a positive way – it just takes commitment to set a good example.
By Melanie Batenchuk
(CBS Charlotte) — We all know that either talking on the phone or texting while driving can cause fatal traffic accidents — but what about when we become distracted by our own thoughts? Is it […]
As of 2010, it is illegal to text and drive while driving a vehicle in North Carolina. While many people aren’t abiding by these rules, First Sergeant Jeff Gordon of the State Highway Patrol reveals […]
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and CBS Radio Charlotte is working to raise the profile of this important issue. Sometimes, images are the best way to convey a message. Here’s an infographic from Michigan Auto Law that explains driver distractions among newly-licensed teenage drivers.
Parents of teenagers have plenty to focus on. There are so many conversations that have to be had at that age – under-age drinking and texting and driving are just two of them.
Three years ago, an AT&T survey revealed 43 percent of adults text and drive. Today it’s 49 percent.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/CBS Charlotte) — AT&T is spending some time at the South Carolina Statehouse to talk about the dangers of texting while driving. The company on Wednesday is offering lawmakers the opportunity to test […]