Distracted Driving: Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship

Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship was born from the tragedy of distracted driving. It got its start at a Fredericksburg, VA high school where Hunter Garner would have graduated had his life not been cut short. PYL/HGS is a film contest educating the public on distracted driving. It receives 400- to 500 video submissions each […]

Kentucky Distracted Driving Laws

Distracted driving in the Bluegrass State is never a good idea. According to a study by the Kentucky Transportation Center, inattention, distraction and cell phone use are responsible for 43.1% of all collisions. Between 2004 and 2008 cell phone use was responsible for 331 fatalities in Kentucky. To help keep yourself and everyone else on […]

Missouri Distracted Driving Laws

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver inattention was a contributing factor in 22,491 traffic crashes in 2012. In that same time, there were 357 crashes where texting while driving was a contributing factor. These statistics are the reason that many states have put in place distracted driving laws. Make sure you know what your […]

Distracted Driving State Laws Infographic

(updated 3/20/16) Distracted driving is dangerous to everyone on the road.  According to the National Highway Safety Administration, in 2011 more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. And, an additional 38,7000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.  This is why many states have put bans […]

Iowa Distracted Driving Laws

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, an average of 400 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year! Driving distracted is the riskiest driving behavior that is responsible for many of these losses. Gain a better understanding of distracted driving laws in The Hawkeye State and do your part to just drive while behind […]

Distracted Driving: Project Yellow Light

June 10, 2007. 11:47pm. The phone rings, jarring me out of a deep sleep. It’s from the premiere trauma center in the Mid-Atlantic.  Our son has been in an accident; we need to get there right away.  I don’t know if you’ve ever received a call from the emergency room but that’s about all they […]

Attorneys General Against Distracted Driving

The distracted driving data is out. We know that talking on the phone, and more importantly, texting, causes serious and fatal accidents. There isn’t anyway around it, distracted driving is a serious issue. Whether you are behind the wheel of a moving truck for a cross-country haul, or in your own personal vehicle on the way […]

Nebraska Distracted Driving Laws

Driving in Nebraska is a necessity.  In a state, known for its rural towns and farming, getting around by public transportation is challenging outside of the more urban areas of Lincoln and Omaha.  This is why it was so important for Nebraska to commit resources to stop distracted driving.  Driving is a privilege,  we have […]

Distracted Driving Awareness Infographic: Don’t Do This While Driving

Texting, eating, grooming, prepping, reading, emailing, and picture taking. The list can go on and on when it comes to things we shouldn’t do when driving. We’ve developed the idea that we can multi-task during just about anything. This a myth, namely while driving! The startling facts in this infographic are intended to educate and […]

Distracted Driving and Moving don’t mix

When it comes to the digital world, we have become accustomed to using our phones for everything from communicating, finding nearby services, mapping routes, and even taking notes.  Having the world at your fingertips 24/7 is part of our lifestyle and can be hard to turn off.  But when it comes to driving, we need […]

Michael Richards and Distracted Driving

Taking Your Life in Your Hands Arm pinned beneath his overturned truck, waiting on the paramedics to arrive, Michael Richards thought about his life. Every beat of his heart sent blood rushing to his mangled arm, and Richards wondered if this was the end. “All it took was 1.7 seconds,” Richards remembered. “The state police […]

Distracted Driving: Arizona

Arizona is a land of roads. Vehicles are often necessary to move around the large state. Driving is a privilege and that we have to be responsible not only for ourselves, but also for our passengers and other drivers on the road. Remember that your number one responsibility is to drive safely! When it comes to […]