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Many studies currently show that driving with children in the car can lead to motor vehicle accidents. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, child passengers in motor vehicles have the potential to create four times as many distractions for drivers as adult passengers do.
"I was just checking the time" and other excuses that do not get you out of a distracted driving ticket
You can be pulled over if a police officer thinks you're using your phone while driving. Here are the laws themselves so you can take a look. Ask yourself, have you ever done those things the laws name? Know anyone else who has?
If you're caught using your technological device for more than one finger pressing start on a navigation app, you'll be fined and your insurance will hear about it. This means higher rates just like you'd be hit with for any other moving violation.
Despite long-term and ongoing public education campaigns aimed at reducing distracted driving, this dangerous behavior continues to be a safety threat on Georgia's roadways.
Besides self-inducted distractions, other distractions occur on the road itself. This can be especially true in Arizona with its abundant wildlife. Jack rabbits and road runners darting out in front of you can also cause a dangerous distraction.
If you’ve been in a car accident and the other driver has a dog (or another pet) in their vehicle, you need to ask questions about whether the driver’s pet was in a pet crate or was causing a distraction.
Despite these substantial efforts, the rate of distracted driving accidents among teens continues to rise and a recent survey confirms that nearly half of teen drivers admit to texting behind the wheel frequently.
The National Institutes of Health published a report examining the impact of smoking while driving and its consequences. The study found that on average, drivers who were smoking were even more distracted than people who used a cell phone.
On Tuesday – February 21, 2017 – the bill cleared a subcommittee of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. Its sponsor, Georgia Rep. Better Price (R-Roswell), stated to the committee that distracted driving is a serious epidemic throughout the nation.
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