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February 2, 2018

States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

One in 10 fatal car crashes in the U.S. each year are caused by distracted driving, and using cell phones while behind the wheel kills as many as 300 people annually in some states, according to a new report from Expert Market.

February 1, 2018

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.

September 12, 2017

Insurer Offers Fleets LifeSaver Distracted Driving Product

Cincinnati Insurance has begun offering LifeSaver's distracted driving software system that includes a dashboard and mobile app for drivers.

June 6, 2017

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

April 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

April 3, 2017

Why a Driver Phone Ban Is Crucial

Employers that lack an enforced ban on driver cell phone use are putting themselves at great financial risk, according to the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For distracted driving prevention tips, click here.

January 31, 2017

Shellback's Smartphone Cases Curb Distracted Driving

Shellback has released its “Smartphone Safe,” which helps prevent driver distraction and monitors driver habits.

November 23, 2016

New NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines Target Mobile Devices

The voluntary measures, proposed by NHTSA, encourage mobile electronics manufacturers to create products that limit the potential for driver distraction.

November 16, 2016

Gridlock Lures Drivers into Phone Distractions

Research underscores how widespread distracted driving has become, especially in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

April 4, 2016

Safety Video Tip: Staying Focused on Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council is challenging all motorists to take the pledge to be an attentive driver.

February 18, 2016

Pedestrians More Distracted, Too

This Wall Street Journal video demonstrates how distracted -- and more unpredictable -- many pedestrians are today because they're too busy looking at their cell phone instead of where they're walking. To view the full fleet safety tip on crosswalk safety, click here.

January 8, 2016

Holding Drivers Accountable to Reduce Accidents

To ensure their fleets are safer, fleet managers are increasing their focus on safety.

September 20, 2015

Video Tip: Battling Distracted Driving

This week's safety tip features the latest video installment in AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign.

September 20, 2015

Fletcher's Drive

This video, the latest installment in AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, tells the story of Fletcher Cleaves and how his life was forever changed when he crossed paths with a distracted driver. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

April 3, 2015

Female Drivers More Likely to Use Cell Phones

A research project, conducted from 2011-2013 in six major Texas cities, also found that drivers under 25 and drivers traveling without passengers were at a greater risk for cell phone use.

October 24, 2014

Distracted Driving Focus Should Include More Than Cell-Phone Use

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Virginia Tech released new research examining crash risks associated with driver cell phone use and the relationship to other distracting behaviors. Some study conclusions have generated controversy.

March 27, 2014

Report: 1 in 4 Crashes Involve Phone Use

Distracted cellphone use now plays a role in 26 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, the National Safety Council has reported in its annual Injury Facts report.

February 10, 2014

Video: Austin Commission Pushes for Distracted Driving Regs

The Texas capital has a texting-while-driving ban but still permits handheld cellphone conversations.

October 26, 2012

Cell Phones: Distracted Driving & Employer Liability

Negligence is never something a fleet manager wants to be accused of. Today, with the preponderance of cell-phone use and technology, one should always be prepared.

July 16, 2010

Developing Fleet Cell Phone & Texting Policies

Policies limiting company driver cell phone use and banning texting must be clearly defined and include specific consequences.

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