DISTRACTED DRIVING RESEARCH

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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…

August 23, 2018

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…

July 26, 2018

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…

July 23, 2018

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….

July 11, 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…

July 9, 2018

Distracted driving laws, fines, reporting, and performance by state

Distracted driving affects everyone on the road, but states fight distracted driving differently. It’s hard to get a complete view…

July 3, 2018

Distraction is up in summer 2018

July 4th is next week. It’s a unique holiday from a driving perspective – millions of people will hit the…

June 26, 2018

The Top 10 Most Viral Distracted Driving Videos Ever

Historically, organizations have tried tackling public issues through pricey awareness campaigns that only used traditional media like TV, radio, print,…

June 19, 2018

4 characteristics that signal bad driving habits

Influencing driver behavior is a key ingredient to improving road safety. Technology is the best way to collect detailed information…

June 8, 2018

After law, distracted driving is down in Oregon

Oregon, like every state, has a distracted driving problem. Every 2.5 hours, a distracted driver causes a crash – almost…

May 9, 2018

The United States of Distraction

Distracted driving is a nationwide epidemic. 169 million US drivers, or 76%, spend at least 5% of their driving time…

May 1, 2018

Travelers and TrueMotion team up to reveal distracted driving perception vs. reality

We recently partnered with Travelers to understand the driver distraction gap. The gap is the idea that we perceive to…

April 3, 2018

Travel habits can predict driving and distraction behaviors

A recent study found that young men are more prone to distracted driving than other groups. People who characterized themselves…

March 15, 2018

Americans drive 3.3 miles distracted every day

Millions of people hit the road every day, but what does daily driving behavior look like for the average American?…

February 21, 2018

Texting during holiday driving: It’s worse than you thought

If you’re like roughly one third of Americans, you traveled somewhere by car this holiday season to spend time with…

January 9, 2018

Let’s remove distractions from the car, not add to them

You can now order a coffee from your car’s touchscreen – while you’re driving. GM has rolled out its new…

December 20, 2017

We need real numbers for distracted driving

On the surface, it sounds like great news. Fatalities due to distracted driving are down, according to the National Highway Traffic…

December 7, 2017

Is there hope for DUI-E?

So, this is embarrassing. New Jersey is spending $1.2 million to crack down on distracted driving with a program they’re…

November 14, 2017

The Gut-Wrenching Truth about Distracted Driving

Would you let a friend get behind the wheel after they’ve had four beers? Hopefully not. But if they’re using…

November 7, 2017

Do Drivers Still Need to Pay Attention?

The advent of safety features as standard in new vehicles isn’t a new idea.  In fact, we’ve come a long…

July 20, 2017

Apple’s iOS 11 Explained: Do Not Disturb While Driving

With its upcoming iOS 11 release, Apple announced the inclusion of a new feature called “Do Not Disturb While Driving,”…

June 28, 2017