Phoning while driving increases year by year, even as evidence of the risk accumulates. More drivers than ever are talking on cell phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that at any time of day 6 percent of drivers on U.S. roads in 2005 were using hand-held phones – double the rate that was observed 5 years ago. The highest phone use rate in 2005 (10 percent) was among drivers 16 to 24 years old. Read more . . .
School has moms and dads driving their kids–and neighbor kids–to school in record numbers. Now a new national survey sponsored by Nissan North America, indicates that many parents are extremely concerned about their children’s safety, especially in other parents’ vehicles.
According to a survey of consumers conducted by StrategyOne, a national public opinion research company, nearly seven out of 10 (69 percent) mothers Read more . . .
Wireless phones get a bad rap as a distraction to drivers. What goes under-reported is the fact that while the use of mobile phones might play a hand in some accidents, mobile phones are also frequent lifesavers, helping summon help in emergencies far quicker and with more accuracy that if the populace relied on land lines alone. The fact is that whatever you do that might distract you during driving, whether it is looking at hotties or arguing with your spouse, is a danger. Read more . . .