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Distracted Driving On The Rise, Hand-held Cell Phone Use Up Among Young Drivers

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.

04/24/2013

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Distraction Free Fridays: Teens, Take The Pledge!

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.

04/19/2013

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What’s More Distracting Than Texting While Driving? Our Thoughts…

(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 […]

CBS Charlotte–04/09/2013

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First Sergeant Jeff Gordon Explains Texting & Driving Laws In NC

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 […]

04/04/2013

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Infographic: Newly Licensed Teens And Distracted Driving

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.

04/04/2013

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Does Your Teen Find Drinking And Driving Worse Than Texting?

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.

04/04/2013

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49% Of Adults Text On The Drive To Work

Three years ago, an AT&T survey revealed 43 percent of adults text and drive. Today it’s 49 percent.

04/02/2013

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AT&T In SC To Show Texting And Driving Dangers

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 […]

CBS Charlotte–02/06/2013