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Distracted Driving

TrueMotion Family parents talk distracted driving with their teen drivers

TrueMotion Family parents talk distracted driving with their teen drivers

We recently asked TrueMotion Family parents what their top concerns are for their teens. Their number one concern – by a long shot – was texting and driving. Phone addiction for teens is a problem outside of the car. Teens 13-18 use their phone  9 hours per day. 59% are so addicted they can’t give […]

Parents’ top concerns for their teen drivers

Parents’ top concerns for their teen drivers

It’s that time of year – back to school. And teens are ready to hit the road. Some are heading back to high school. Others are heading off to college or already there. Some are driving to school for the first time. Parents are concerned – and rightly so. Car crashes are the number one […]

We can save lives in Massachusetts today

We can save lives in Massachusetts today

When I was in high school, a truck crashed into my car, ripping it in half. My head smashed through the window. The impact launched the rear of the car around and the taillight bashed my head. Shattered glass was everywhere. I had so much blood in my eyes I thought I was blind. It […]

There’s 1 distracted driving incident per minute in front of MA’s State House

There’s 1 distracted driving incident per minute in front of MA’s State House

There’s one distracted driving incident per minute in front of Massachusetts’ State House. Every day last week, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, we sat in front of the State House on the corner of Beacon and Park counting distracted drivers. This included anyone who was using their phone texting (illegal), dialing (legal), and making handheld […]

Let’s pass the hands-free bill in MA

Let’s pass the hands-free bill in MA

We have until July 31 to pass a handheld ban in Massachusetts and make a real impact on distracted driving. After that, it’s effectively back the drawing board. If you’re in MA, here’s what you can do to help: 1. Write or call Robert DeLeo, MA’s House Speaker – Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov. 617-722-2500. An email template and […]

Distracted driving on 4th of July was higher in 2018

Distracted driving on 4th of July was higher in 2018

Two weeks ago we reported that distracted driving is up 10% in summer 2018. Memorial Day 2018 was up 3%. And we were waiting for July 4th this year to see what would happen. Well, the numbers are in – distracted driving was up this 4th of July. Compared to 2017, texting and app use while […]