Drive Smart Arizona, a coalition of safety organizations, government bodies and businesses in the state, will have billboards in Phoenix and Tucson debuting Thursday urging drivers to stop risking their lives by texting and driving.
A concerned motorist in Florida recently made headlines when she gave a law enforcement officer a warning for speeding. Even before this story became news, however, investigators at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) identified recommendations to improve police officers’ road safety after surveying officers in one state.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced its latest estimate of traffic deaths, which show a steep 9.3 percent increase for the first nine months of 2015.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements Wednesday, calling it a “road map from lessons learned to lives saved.” The list focuses on 10 broad safety improvements on which the NTSB has made recommendations that have not yet been implemented.
23x increased likelihood of being in an accident if texting while driving compared to driving while not distracted. 89% of American adults think sending text messages or e-mails while driving is distracting, dangerous and should be outlawed.
The nation saw a slight decline in traffic deaths during 2014. However, an increase in estimated fatalities during the first six months of this year reveals a need to reinvigorate the fight against deadly behavior on America's roads, according to the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
AT&T recently released its latest advertisement in their “It Can Wait” Campaign. Meant to be a wakeup call to distracted drivers, it is getting widespread attention. According to the “It Can Wait” website (www.itcanwait.com), more than seven million drivers have made the pledge to “keep their eyes on the road, not on their phone.”