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Cell Phone Policies for Employees Who Drive

Cell phones are so common these days that it’s hard to remember a time — not much more than a decade ago — when most of us used a phone that was tethered to a wall with a cord. The ability to have a conversation from almost anywhere with almost anyone makes the cell phone a necessity for modern business. But this extraordinary convenience brings with it safety concerns that employers must address through written policies. State Laws on Cell [...]

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Florida Lawmaker Crusades To Stop Texting While Driving

A South Florida lawmaker is on a personal crusade to reduce distracted driving. State Rep. Emily Slosberg is pushing cities and all 67 counties in Florida to pass a resolution urging lawmakers to make texting while driving a primary offense. According to state data, there were almost 50,000 crashes involving distracted driving in Florida last year. That’s more than five crashes every hour. At a recent Boca Raton City Council meeting, Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, said she tried to get a similar law [...]

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Risky Texting

  Risky Texting Young drivers, under age 20, not only are avid text message users, they make up 27 percent of the drivers in fatal crashes that were attributed to distracted driving. During daylight hours, about 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones or manipulating other electronic devices every moment. This alone can be the cause of increasing the risks of becoming involved in an auto accident by 3 times over the normal risk probability. Texting can make vehicle accidents 23 times more [...]

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Mother and two children die in car crash on holiday to Devon | Police Said

A mother and her two children have died in a car accident in north Devon, police said. The family are believed to have been on a summer holiday to the West Country when the accident between their car and a lorry happened. It was witnessed by the woman’s husband, step-father to the two children, who was travelling just ahead of them in a separate vehicle. Emergency services were called at 8.25am on Monday to the A361 in Barnstaple. The section of road near [...]

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Obama bans government workers from texting while driving

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an order banning federal workers from text messaging while driving on official business or using government vehicles. “With nearly three million civilian employees, the federal government can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dangers of text messaging while driving,” said the executive order. It said recent deadly crashes involving drivers distracted by text messaging highlight a growing danger on the road. “Text messaging causes drivers to take their eyes off the [...]

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One in four car accidents caused by cell phone use while driving

One in four car accidents caused by cell phone use while driving… but only five per cent blamed on texting About 1.3million accidents, or 26 per cent of all pileups, are blamed on drivers using cell phones The number is up about one per cent from last year Only five per cent of all accidents are based on texting while driving Cell phone use while driving is at least a contributing factor to more than one-in-four car accidents across the country. A recent study [...]

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What can Cruising Drive Mode application do?

1. Shows speed in miles/hour 2. Automatically turn on drive mode when speed crosses the limit provided (by default it is 15mph) 3. Can silence mobile when drive mode is on. 4. Can reject calls and send auto reply SMS. 5. User can call to emergency numbers i.e. police, fire brigade, ambulance, Motorway Helpline, Custom emergency number 6. Auto reply to incoming calls and sms. 7. User can take pictures and videos from this app. 8. Can track location from map. 9. Can send location via sms [...]

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