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North Carolina’s Teen Driving Log Results in Fewer Fatalities, More Violations

The numbers of teen driving deaths and injuries have fallen in North Carolina but moving violations are up since the state’s General Assembly imposed new requirements on young drivers and their parents before teens can drive fully on their own, …

N.H. Expands Highway Safety Patrol With Help From State Farm

The state of New Hampshire is expanding its highway safety patrol, which helps stranded motorists. The patrol is now operating in Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Hooksett and Concord. The expansion, which started last Thursday, brings in the F.E. Everett Turnpike. The …

N.J. Legislative Proposal Could Ban Snacking, Smoking Behind the Wheel

Drivers in New Jersey could possibly be pulled over for snacking, smoking or putting on make-up behind the wheel under a bill that has been advanced in the state Assembly. The proposed law would fine drivers found to “engage in …

Rhode Island State Police Push to Require Hands-Free Phones

The head of the Rhode Island State Police says they are pushing to require the use of hands-free devices when using a cellphone while driving. Col. Steven O’Donnell tells WLNE-TV that he will ask the General Assembly to make it …

Collisions Between Cars, Deer Increasing in Delaware

The number of collisions between deer and vehicles in Delaware is growing as state officials work to reduce the deer population. Citing statistics released recently by State Farm Insurance, The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Delaware drivers have a …

Connecticut Police Use New Law to Target Distracted Driving

Connecticut Police are cracking down on motorists who text or use a hand-held cellphone while driving. Authorities call it “high-visibility enforcement” intended to call attention to a state law that took effect Oct. 1. It allows reporting of distracted driving …

Commentary: Threat of Civil Liabilities for Text Senders in Crash Cases

A New Jersey state appeals court has ruled that a text sender could be held liable for a crash caused by her text’s recipient — but only if the person sending the text believes the driver will immediately respond, and …

Travelers, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Discuss Top Trends in Trucking

The Travelers Companies Inc. and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) recently co-hosted a symposium where research on some of the top concerns of the trucking industry was discussed with fleet managers and insurance brokers. At the symposium, Erin Mabry, …

N.Y. to Deploy More Troopers, Unmarked Patrol Cars This Week to Target Speeders

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Aug. 11 announced a week-long New York State Police enforcement initiative that will target speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The “Speed Week” campaign runs from Aug. 10 – 17 and coincides with …

New York Announces Summer Texting-While-Driving Crackdown on Long Island

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week detailed a summer crackdown by the New York State Police on distracted driving on Long Island. Authorities said that in New York State, one in five crashes is a result of distracted driving. …