Tag Archives: Accidents

Texting and Driving Don’t Mix

Va. Tech Analyzes Link Between Messaging, Truck Crashes According to an analysis by Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute, texting truckers are 23 times as likely as their non-texting counterparts to be involved in a crash or a near miss. Researchers analyzed commercial trucking data from 2004 to 2007 that involved 203 truckers and 3 million miles […]

Truckers and texting

It’s easy to understand the risks of texting while driving. That’s why 14 states and the District of Columbia already have laws against it. The danger is even greater for truckers. A study found that when drivers of heavy trucks text, their risk of collision increases 23 times. Read the full article here.

New York Truck Driver Crashes Into Pool While Texting, Talking on 2 Cell Phones, Police Say

Police said a Buffalo-area tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool. Read the full story here.

Ban Texting? Just Require Smarter Cars and Trucks

Better speech technology could make texting while driving more than dangerous, it would become obsolete. No longer would it be necessary for a driver to read teensy words from a tiny screen or type using an equally downsized keyboard–these could be replaced by simply talking and listening. Read the full article here.

Victim’s mom urges pols to ban texting while driving

Lawmakers heard gut-wrenching arguments yesterday urging them to ban texting while driving – and one top lawmaker who says that doesn’t go far enough wants to outlaw motorists using handheld cell phones altogether. Transportation committee members heard compelling testimony from Melissa Martin, 37, whose 17-year-old daughter was killed in a 2007 accident sparked by texting […]

Drivers Pan Texting Behind The Wheel, But Do It Anyway

The overwhelming majority of mobile phone users believe driving while texting (DWT) should be banned, but many who frown on the practice do it anyway, according to a survey of 5,000 mobile phone users released Wednesday.The survey, released by voice-recognition provider Vlingo, found that 83% of the survey respondents thought DWT should be banned outright […]

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