Sep 10 by guestauthor

Texting While Driving: It’s Worse Than You Think

We all intuitively understand that texting while driving is dangerous – but a look at the statistics shows just how frighteningly dangerous (and pervasive) texting while driving is. According to various governmental and insurance industry studies, texting while driving accounts for 25% of all car accidents. Translated differently: that’s 1.6 million crashes, and 330,000 injuries….

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Aug 14 by jason

Required viewing for drivers everywhere: ‘From One Second to the Next’

Famed director Werner Herzog’s powerful new documentary about texting and driving has already reached more than 1.5 million views on YouTube and is bringing even more attention to the dangers of distracted driving. The film, “From One Second to the Next” was made in conjunction with cell phone providers AT&T and Verizon, and is being…

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May 07 by rebecca

New studies reiterate texting while driving is unsafe

Recently released studies have confirmed what we already know, but too often ignore: texting and driving is not a safe combination. Even though you’re 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash if you’re operating your cell phone while driving, many motorists still try to sneak out a text or two while…

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Sep 19 by jason

What can employers do to prevent distracted driving?

In the six states where texting and driving is still legal, employers are being placed in the unenviable position of having to discourage those driving on their behalf from engaging in potentially dangerous behavior. Now, businesses are starting to take initiative by implementing policies that prohibit distracted driving. Office Depot (based in Boca Raton) was…

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Jan 09 by GJEL

Cyborgs, cell phones and traffic safety

Technology is advancing at an accelerating rate. “Steps” in innovation that previously took years are now taking months. Each new iteration of the smart phone increases our connectivity with our digital lives and selves. Increasingly, when we think, we don’t do it alone, but with the help of That integration between technology, our own lives…

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