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Driving while distracted

Texting drivers 23 times more likely to crash
May 31, 2012

Is distracted driving really a problem?
Distracted driving kills. The friends, family, and neighbors of the thousands of people killed each year in distracted driving crashes will tell you it is a very serious safety problem. The nearly half a million people injured each year will agree.


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Built for a simpler era, OSHA struggles when tower climbers die

Posted with permission by ProPublica
May 25, 2012

When federal lawmakers passed landmark legislation creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, they intended to protect workers by imposing clear, uniform rules on their employers. The 1970 law [2] assumed that the relationship between companies and the people they hired for dangerous jobs would be straightforward, employer to employee.


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Banning cell phones while driving: one city's experience

March 15, 2012

National Transporation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Debbie Hersman says the experience of Evanston, Illinois illustrates how banning cell phone use while driving can drive down the number of distracted driving accidents.


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Sustainability: Tough to teach old dogs new tricks

January 4, 2012

Another response to Dave Johnson's January issue editorial on taking personal responsibility for sustainability.


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AAA supports NTSB bid to ban cell phone calls, texting

December 31, 2011

AAA has thrown its support behind a recent National Transportation Safety (NTSB) recommendation to ban the driver use of all Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) while driving, except in the event of emergencies.


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NTSB: Cell phone use caused truck-van crash that killed 11

September 13, 2011

A National Highway Transportation Safety (NTSB) investigation into a fiery, multi-fatality crash found that the driver of a truck was distracted by a cell phone call he was making when his vehicle crossed the median, struck a barrier and crashed into a 15-passenger van that was traveling in the opposite direction.


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