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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

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 [...]

Read more...

Two-vehicle crash in Brownsville leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers continue to investigate a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred near the Port of Brownsville Shrimp Basin area on Monday. UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Gary Dylan Sturgill of Brownsville. Original story: Texas Department of Public Safety troopers continue to investigate a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred near the Port of Brownsville Shrimp Basin area on Tuesday. Investigators say a man driving a Jeep Liberty westbound on State Highway 48 veered into the path [...]

Read more...