Category Archives: distracted driving

Rocket Scientist’s Idea Could Put an End to Distracted Driving

After a Rocket Scientist, Scott Tibbitts lost a friend in a texting and driving crash, Tibbitts found himself searching for a way to prevent another death from this growing epidemic. Cellphones are involved in 1.6 million motor vehicle crashes every year that cause 500,000 injuries and kill 6,000, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. […]

New York State Passes Tougher Distracted Driving Laws

78% of all teens say they have read a text message while driving, according to And 71% of all teens admit to having sent a text message while driving. The new laws put in place on November 1, which bring a stiffer penalty for those caught talking on a hand-held device or texting while […]

New App Sends Designated Driver to Retrieve Partygoers and Their Cars

The holiday season is a time for alcohol excess. But now you don’t have to worry about leaving your car somewhere if you are too intoxicated to drive home, thanks to BeMyDD, a new cab service that dispatches a driver to meet you at your event and drive you and your vehicle back safely. A […]

Early School Start Means More Crashes for Teens, According to Study

Teen drivers who sleep in are involved in fewer car crashes, according to a study. Chesterfield and Henrico counties in Virginia offered researchers an experiment. The counties have similar ethnic characteristics and socioeconomic characteristics, however high school starts at 8:45am in Henrico, and at 7:30am in Chesterfield. The rate of accidents among 16- to 18-year […]

Should We Treat Drunk Driving Like Reckless Driving?

In early January, a 9-year-old boy and his father were crossing a New York City street at the crosswalk with the “walk” sign in their favor when a taxi cab drove directly into them when making a left turn. The boy was killed instantly. The father suffered minor injuries. The District Attorney’s office immediately investigated […]

Drunk Driving: The Shocking Facts & How You Can Help Prevent Fatalities Related to Impaired Driving

More than one-third of people killed in an alcohol-related crash are not the impaired drivers. In 2011, 9,878 people lost their lives because of drunk driving. These people make up 31% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities. The portion of people killed in in a motor vehicle accident each year due to a drunk driver […]

Parents: Speak Early, Speak Often about Teen Driving Safety

Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths in New York State. An involved parent can help cut a teen’s risk in half. As a parent, you have the greatest influence over your teen’s driving. Take these steps to talk with your teen about driving safety: •    Speak Early about Driving Safety: Speak about […]