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The Real Dangers of Texting While Walking
The Real Dangers of Texting While Walking

While the Internet may be swarming with entertaining video of the plight of distracted walkers, the reality is that distracted walking is a true public safety concern. Over 4,000 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in 2009. The ...

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Blog posts in Distracted Driving

  • New Law to Enhance Truck Safety and Prevent Truck Accidents

    Truck safety advocates celebrated this past summer when Congress authorized a new bill that included many provisions to enhance truck safety and ...

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  • Series of Bus Accidents Provides Wake-Up Call About Driver Fatigue

    The past year has been one of tragic accidents in the intercity bus industry. There was a string of fatal bus crashes across the county. These bus ...

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  • New Bill Proposes to Ban All Forms of Distracted Driving in Missouri

    In the fight against distracted driving, much attention has been paid to dangers of texting; and rightfully so. As a result most states, including ...

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  • Industry Objections May Have Delayed NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Measure

    A proposed federal measure to improve motor vehicle safety will be delayed by nearly a year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

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  • Hands Free Cell Phone Use is Safe from Regulation‚ĶFor Now

    Most Americans have noticed the erratic behavior of drivers on cell phones-the inconsistency in speed, the weaving, and even the crossing double ...

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  • Missouri Drivers Some of the Worst in the Nation, Study Finds

    People have a variety of opinions about where the worst drivers are in the United States. The states with more urban areas, like New York or ...

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  • Safety Concerns Related to Elderly Drivers

    By 2025, the elderly (those over age 65) will account for 20 percent of drivers on the road. Although it is promising that life expectancies are ...

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  • Missouri Lawmakers Debate Texting While Driving Ban

    The Missouri House committee is currently considering a statewide ban on texting while driving. The ban has support from safety advocates and many ...

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  • FMCSA Proposes Cell Phone Ban for Truckers

    Whether or not motorists should be allowed to use cell phones while driving is a subject open for debate. The American Trucking Association (ATA) ...

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