What is Distracted Driving .. and What is Being Done to Help Stop This Behavior?

by admin 25. June 2018 09:15

Distracted Driving is a huge topic of discussion nowadays and not just the law enforcement arena. It is something on the minds of all of us. Accidents with injuries and fatalities on roadways are rising all over the world and are attributed to be caused by drivers who are distracted.

The definition of distracted driving from Dictionary.com is "the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involved the use of a mobile phone of other electronic device." This can include everything from talking or texting on your phone, eating, drinking, fiddling around with your radio or navigational system, putting on makeup, reaching to pick something up and even reading a book! Law enforcement has seen it all and cannot stress enough how important it is for drivers to fully pay attention while traveling on the road. More...

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Interact with ACTAR Experts on Traffic Collision Tech and Earn 1 ACTAR Credit

by TNyland 30. May 2018 07:25

Documentation is essential during a crash scene; it tells you the visual story of what took place after the incident occurred. However, photos may lack context, diagrams may be needed and written content doesn’t always present well with your photos documentation. Mapping a crash scene can be the most tedious and time-consuming part of the investigation, but with the right documentation you can preserve the location of your evidence can change the way you map. More...

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Never Lose with the TruCAM Speed Enforcement Tool

by TNyland 21. May 2018 13:32

Local Italian Police have invested in 500 TruCAM® units, a laser speed gun enforcement tool created by Laser Technology, Inc., that detect driver's speeds, mobile phone and seatbelt use, overdue vehicle registrations and outdated insurance, in real-time.

According to the article on Muoversiaroma.it, Telelaser also for those without belts or use the mobile phone, the TruCAM has already been tested and used in several Italian cities roadways during the Easter holidays. More...

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TruCAM for Tendring Speed Enforcement

by TNyland 30. April 2018 12:39

More than 1.25 million people’s lives were cut short in 2013 due to a road traffic crash. According to the World Health Organization, between 20 and 50 million more suffered from non-fatal injuries with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. In order to keep roadways safe, governments need to start taking action to disengage risky driving behaviors. More...

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Laser Technology Joins In to Remind People it's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

by admin 6. April 2018 11:40
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Taking your eyes off the road, even just for two seconds doubles your chances of being involved in an accident. There it is, staring us all right in the face, and yet, distracted driving continues to rise to epidemic portions. Education is the key, keeping people informed to the staggering numbers that continue to increase showing just how dangerous it is to take your eyes off the road - even if 'just for a minute'.

During April - National Distracted Driving Awareness month - the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the NHTSA are getting those facts and figures out there. A recent study conducted by the AAA found that nine out of 10 drivers believe distracted driving is an epidemic and more dangerous than aggressive driving, drugged driving or drunk driving. More...

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Distracted Driving March Break Campaign Launched

by admin 15. March 2018 13:31

Distracted Driving is dangerous and has caused many traffic accidents. The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers in their area of the importance of keeping your eyes on the road with their launch of a traffic safety campaign just in time for March Break. OPP Supt. Tony Cristilli stated that the campaign is to assist in reducing the number of crashes and injuries that result from the inattention of drivers.

At the Toronoto OPP Detachment, Cristilli told reporters, "Distracted driving is a danger to all road users. We want to see everyone develop and maintain a complete intolerance for distracted driving and to make it socially unacceptable driving behaviour." More...

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Leading Cause of Fatal Crashes: Distracted Driving

by admin 4. February 2018 13:51

Put down those cell phones, don't reach for something in the next seat or turn your head to talk to the kids in the backseat; keep your eyes and attention to the road when you're driving. Distracted driving has once again continued to be the leading cause of fatal traffic accidents in the State of New Jersey. According to a State Police analysis of fatal crashes in 2016, that makes six years in a row.

This latest report, which was released January 2018, shows distracted driving was a factor in 217 out of 570 fatal crashes in 2016 in the state. The analysis also showed an increase of 40 traffic fatalities from 2015. While these are statistics for New Jersey, distracted driving is a huge problem all over the world. More...

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Drivers in Poland Getting A Taste of The Power of LTI's TruCAM

by admin 22. January 2018 14:41

A new tool is in Poland helping officers enforce the speed limit and it is called the TruCAM. This laser is not just a speed enforcement device but has the power of video to provide the irrefutable proof of a traffic violation. Law enforcement use this device for violations from speeding, tailgating to distracted driving. Now drivers in Poland are finding out just how powerful this laser device really is. More...

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Trinidad and Tobago: The LTI TruCAM, Speed Limit and Speeding Tickets

by admin 20. January 2018 12:43

There has been over $420,000 in speeding tickets issued as of January 4th, since the speed limit has been changed, reports The Caribbean Communications Network Limited - CCNTV of Trinidad and Tobago. These tickets were only issued the first three days of the 2018 year and the police are urging their drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit. Speeding has been a long-time issue on this island's roadways and law enforcement have been working these past few years trying very hard to reduce traffic fatalities. Over 55% of traffic fatalities in 2016 were reported to be as a result of speeding. A new speed enforcement implementation using LTI's TruCAM video laser speed device in mid 2016 was enacted to increase safety on their highways. More...

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Distracted Driving Study Shows Sixth Sense Interfered by Texting

by admin 18. August 2017 12:54

Distracted driving has become a worldwide epidemic claiming thousands of lives a year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving is responsible for 3,477 people killed and 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes in the 2015 year. To break that down even more, each and every day in the United States alone, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in accidents involving distracted driving. These statistics are scary and sobering facts. It is important that we all understand what happens when we do something else while we are behind the wheel of a vehicle. More...

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