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FleetWatch, LifeSaver Launch Cellphone Restricting App

FleetWatch Systems and LifeSaver have teamed up to launch Cell Restrict, a simplified smartphone prevention app for distracted driving. The new tool allows fleet managers to monitor cell phone use and ensure that their companies' driving safety policies are being properly followed.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Holding Drivers Accountable to Reduce Accidents

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

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.

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.

Developing Fleet Cell Phone & Texting Policies

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

Ban Texting While Driving, But Beware of Inadvertent Consequences

The popularity of texting has skyrocketed over the past four years. All agree that texting and driving are incompatible. However, a texting ban could have unintended consequences of interfering with productivity devices business drivers and truckers rely on. There are numerous ramifications to overzealous prohibitions on the use of on-board electronic communications that potentially may be counter-productive to driver safety. Let's target unsafe driving behavior, not on-board productivity tools.