Distracted Driving: South Dakota

The Mount Rushmore State varies in weather and driving laws from other states, so your driving style has to change too. Here are some tips on driving safety in South Dakota: Phone Calls While Driving According to a 2010 Pew Research Center Survey, 36% of teens say they have been involved in a near-crash because […]

Distracted Driving: Alabama

Alabama Department of Safety reminds us in the state’s driving manual that 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. Always remember that your number one responsibility and task is driving safely! When it come to The Heart of Dixie, […]

Distracted Driving Resources

As a towing expert, I’m often talking to people about safe trailering practices, from properly selecting a hitch to proper cargo weight distribution. While these things are good to know, nothing is more important to driving safety than the simple act of being aware and attentive. Whether you’re driving to work, school, or undertaking a more serious endeavor like a cross-country […]

Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks

The dangers of distracted driving are frightening, and it only takes a second for distracted drivers to injure themselves or others. Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange, reminds us in this public service announcement that texting and driving can be fatal. No text is worth hurting yourself or others. Remember, stop the texts, stop the wrecks. […]

Amanda Kloehr: The Real-Life Risk of Driving Distracted

I was just like many summer travelers. I didn’t want to be cooped up in the car anymore and I was ready to be on the beach. The only thing that I could do to bide time until I reached my final destination was find ways to keep myself “entertained”, and try and get there […]

Tristan Nunez: DNT TXT N DRV

Tristan Nunez is a professional racecar driver, and national spokesperson for distracted driving. Since turning pro in January of this year when Mazda chose him to be a co-driver in their Mazda6 SkyActiv Diesel in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, he’s made it his mission to use his newly-acquired attention to spread the word about distracted […]

The Three Types of Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Staying distraction-free is important for your safety and the safety of other’s on the road.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that there are at least 3000 deaths annually from distraction-affected crashes. Today we are discussing the different type of distractions that you may face when you are […]

Multitasking is a Myth: How to Stay Safe

Do you ever split your attention between several things at one time by multitasking? Right now, for example; are you listening to music while you read this? Perhaps another conversation? Or maybe you are having a snack? While you may think that none of these side activities are taking your attention away from reading this […]

Distracted Driving Laws you Should Know About

The moving truck is loaded, your entire life in the back, and you head down the road. The chirp of your cell phone goes off, you reach for it and begin to read. The next thing you know, police sirens are in your rear view mirror. You didn’t even know what you were doing was […]

Is Driving Hands-Free Really Safer?

 Many people mistakenly believe that hands-free devices are a solution for distracted driving. They allow you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. But, what about the distraction of carrying on a conversation while driving? Have you ever tried to do two cognitive complex tasks at once; like ride […]

6 Startling Facts About Distracted Driving that will Scare You Straight

Distracted driving has become an increasingly popular subject with the acceptance of smartphones. With more cell phones in the United States than people (there are 320 million mobile phone subscriptions–102.4% of the population), it is easy to text or Facebook while driving your moving truck. Don’t do it! People know that distracted driving is not safe. […]

How to Drive Distraction Free

Ding! Buzz. Brrrring! If your cell phone is anything like mine, it’s always making noise. Every app on my smart phone has its own notification sound, and I know what each one means. One sound for a text message. A different sound for a new email. And, of course, the sound of a phone call. […]