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Distracted Driving a Major Problem in Texas, Transportation Officials Say

Apr 9 2021 // Distracted driving comes in second for the cause of traffic crashes in Texas, state transportation officials say. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that one in five traffic crashes are caused by cell...

North Carolina Agents Launch Distracted Driving Campaign

Apr 7 2021 // The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) have launched a campaign designed to inform and educate the driving public, especially parents and young drivers, about the peril of distracted driving, which...

Distracted Driving Behaviors Increased During Pandemic. Are Bosses to Blame?

Mar 31 2021 // One in four drivers thinks that roads are safer today than they were before the pandemic, yet a growing number of drivers are texting or emailing while driving– in part as more of them feel pressured to be available...

Data: Florida’s Texting-While-Driving Law Rarely Enforced

Mar 24 2021 // A Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy was heading east on Interstate 4 in his red Dodge Charger on a brilliantly sunny afternoon in Florida when he saw him: A young driver behind the wheel of a Jeep texting on his...

Georgia Lawmaker Seeks to Close Loophole in Hands-Free Phone Law

Feb 4 2021 // A Georgia state House member says drivers should not be able to avoid penalties by telling judges they have purchased hands-free devices for their cellphones. Republican Rep. John Carson of Marietta that the current...

Idaho Distracted Driving Law Kicks in, Insurers May Consider Citations in Rates

Jan 4 2021 // Starting Jan. 1, drivers violating Idaho’s hands-free device, distracted driving law risked getting a citation. The law has been in effect since July 1, but Idaho State Police troopers have been issuing warnings to...

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