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Distracted Driving 411

What is Distracted Driving? Distracted driving is any action that takes a driver's attention away from driving. This includes talking on your phone, texting, eating, chatting with passengers in your car and/or adjusting your radio. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that "...any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction...

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Ohio Cracking Down on Distracted Driving

New legislation – the Hands-Free Ohio Bill – seeks to ban handheld electronic devices while driving. “Distracted driving hurts and kills innocent people. It devastates families,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, an ardent supporter of the bill. Under the proposed bill, motorists would be prohibited from activities like watching videos, taking pictures or videos,...

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4 ways to stay safe on Ohio roads this St. Patrick’s Day

Whether you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or not this year, you should be aware that the roads may be more dangerous than usual. Besides the ever-present threat of distracted and reckless drivers, authorities expect there to be an increase in drunk drivers. Holidays and weekends are times when there is already...

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6 tips to keep your teen driver safe on the road

Getting a driver’s license is an important milestone in the life of a teenager. It’s also a time when many parents’ stress levels skyrocket. Driving can be dangerous and young people can make poor decisions. As a parent, how can you allow your teen to enjoy this newfound freedom while at the same time...

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How safe are infotainment systems in cars?

In today’s technology-driven world, many people can’t go an hour without checking their emails, text messages or otherwise using their phones. Perhaps the most important time of the day to be free from these distractions is when operating a motor vehicle. Distracted driving caused 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries in 2015 alone. (more…)

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How safe is GPS use while driving?

When you think of distracted driving, what comes to mind? Most people think of talking on a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. But there are many other forms of distracted driving that can be just as dangerous. (more…)

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Ohio Lawmakers Taking Steps To Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is a threat to all motorists. In Ohio, distracted driving caused or contributed to 14,000 accidents in 2016. But despite the known dangers, many people continue to use a phone and otherwise multitask while they are driving. (more…)

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What You Need To Know About “Do Not Disturb While Driving” On iPhone

The new iOS 11 update on the Apple iPhone contains a safety feature that could prevent accidents and save lives. The Do Not Disturb While Driving feature has been added to the latest update. It works by blocking text messages and phone calls while the device’s owner is driving. (more…)

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Staying Safe On The Roads This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is just around the corner. For many individuals and families, it means planning one last summer outing. Many motorists will be hitting the road, enjoying the last 3-day weekend of the summer. In 2016, Labor Day was September 6th. According to the Ohio Department Of Public Safety, there were more injuries and...

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100 Deadliest Days: 5 Dangers to Discuss with Your Teen Driver

Did you know we are in the middle of the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers? Over the past five years more than 1,600 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day and in recent weeks, tragic accidents have claimed the lives of several Ohio teens. (more…)

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