If It Is Dangerous, Why Do We Still Text and Drive?

by TNyland 26. October 2018 08:30

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part Three

Mobile devices have been paving a way into our lives since 1973, but it wasn't until the mid-2000's that mobile devices started changing the way we live and interact. Ever since, we've been attached at the hip, slowly forming a societal addiction of constant contact. We never disconnect, even when we are behind the wheel, fostering a false perception of safe driving for future generations.

A recent study showed that drivers use their phones during 88 out of every 100 trips. It takes 27 seconds for a driver to regain full alertness after making any voice-activated command, texting or any act that takes your attention away from driving. More...

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Fostering Safe Driving Habits for your Newly Licensed Teen

by TNyland 24. October 2018 06:00

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part Two

We all start off as an inexperienced driver. We believe drivers training and the hours we've put in with our parents has made us road-ready. But just like anything, going out in the field for the first time is nothing compared to your classroom setting.

The first 18 months after your teen gets their license is statistically the most dangerous. Within that 18-month period, new drivers are four times more likely to get into an accident when compared to adults. Teen youth in America are injured and/or killed every day due to inexperienced and distracted drivers and is the leading cause of death for teenagers: totaling eleven teen deaths a day in the United States. That is a number that is just too high. More...

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Taking our Teens Too Early: The Epidemic Sweeping America

by TNyland 22. October 2018 06:00

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part 1

There is a current epidemic sweeping across America, taking eleven teen lives each day and rapidly consuming more each year. It has no feelings towards what socioeconomic status you have, or what race you are, but every year, it is getting more powerful, claiming the lives of more teens.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 18 within the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. More...

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TruCAM Plays Important Role in Revealing the Travesty of Texting While Driving!

by mphippen 12. November 2013 14:43

For nearly two years now we've repeatedly featured blogs pointing out the many examples death and injury caused by the deadly act of texting while driving. We also advised law enforcement professionals that TruCAM is the perfect tool for the difficult task of enforcing anti-texting laws. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse…it does! More...

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TruCAM Could Help Enforce Georgia Anti-Texting Law

by mphippen 5. November 2012 11:37

Have you ever driven around the Atlanta, GA. area? I have. Next to the D.C. Beltway, driving in and around the Atlanta area is just plain suicidal! Hwy 75 and the 285 Loop at nearly all interchanges becomes a crap shoot! Like a NASCAR crash with the track obscured by smoke, closing your eyes and standing on the gas pedal might be the best one can hope for to get through! If you’ve ever had the dubious honor of driving the local roadways you'll no doubt agree.

In a 10/30/12 article, the Associated Press stated that since July 1, 2010 when the GA Anti-texting law More...

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Traffic Fatalities On the Rise - Is Texting While Driving the Culprit?

by mphippen 21. October 2012 11:44

Why are traffic fatalities going up? This is a fair question to ask, particularly since we’ve enjoyed a decade of decline! This uptick is reflected in nearly all categories! In Stark County Ohio not only have they seen an increase in traffic deaths, but its almost doubled! More...

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Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day - Don't Be Distracted, Drive Safely

by mphippen 11. October 2012 13:25

TruCAM Best Tool for Distracted Driving Campaigns

According to a posting by WCTV in Tallahassee, FL NHTSA says there were 32,000 traffic deaths in 2011. What made it compelling though was how they broke it out to equal nearly 90 deaths per day! This is a staggering number when you think about it. Billions of tax dollars are spent each year on education, support, PSA's, and enforcement campaigns to affect everything from bicycle safety to impaired driving yet we're still losing 90 lives per day on our nation's roadways! More...

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NHTSA Releases Traffic Fatalities Projections for First Half of 2012

by mphippen 10. October 2012 14:19

TruCAM and DBC Software Help Officers Enforce Traffic Safety.

According to the 2012 third quarter edition of “On the Safe Side” a monthly newsletter published by the AARP, NHTSA has just released their projections for fatalities the first half of this year indicating a 9% increase totaling 16,290! “It represents the largest increase in the first six months of a year since numbers were first projected in 1975.” The newsletter went on to list professionals responsible for driver safety such as; More...

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Distracted Driving...More Than a Simple Text

by mphippen 2. September 2012 11:52

What you see below are stats from the Los Angeles Central (Traffic) Bureau one of if not the largest Traffic Division in the world. Do you notice anything peculiar about them? Or do they look familiar? They should because they mirror every other major metropolitan area in the country. Top of the list is almost always excessive or ‘unsafe speed.’ More...

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Distracted Driving aka Texting While Driving Violations Caught On Film by Logan Police Department

by mphippen 21. August 2012 09:38

Utah's law defines careless driving as committing a moving violation (other than speeding) while distracted by use of a handheld cell phone or other activities not related to driving...

While state laws prohibiting the use of cell phones, texting, GPS, eating, personal grooming, and reading the newspaper or any other thing besides watching the road is well intentioned, the actual enforcement of such laws remain a challenge. The laws were written by legislators who answer to their constituents, but the execution is once again left to law enforcement to figure out. More...

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