Category: Texting and Driving

APRIL 2016 | DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH | LAKELAND | SEBRING | (863) 666-0380 April 2016 | National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

APRIL 2016 | DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH | LAKELAND | SEBRING | (863) 666-0380

NATIONAL—Distractions include cell phone use — texting and talking– grooming, eating, and talking to passengers. People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to die in a crash. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured due to distracted driving. The NHTSA compiled a list of stats that demonstrates the dangers…

BLACK BOX ♦ Truck in Fatal Crash Lacked Recorder ♦ Truck driver may have been on cell phone

Federal investigators say there was no electronic recorder on a truck that crossed the median and killed the truck driver and 10 others. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesman said, “along with lacking a recorder, the manual log kept by the driver was destroyed in the fire caused by the crash.” The manual log…