“Talk, Text, Crash” is the latest theme from Texas DOT

Distracted driver’s crumpled car on display in Lake Oswego

http://pamplinmedia.com/lor/48-news/363992-244757-distracted-drivers-crumpled-car-on-display-in-lake-oswegoODOT says there is a distracted driving crash in Oregon, on average, every 2.5 hours.

Locally, Lake Oswego police and firefighters responded to 391 crashes in 2016, a 21 percent increase over the number of crashes in 2015, and LOPD Lt. Doug Treat says …

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Proposed bill aims to punish ‘data-distracted’ drivers in Wisconsin

http://www.nbc26.com/news/proposed-bill-aims-to-punish-data-distracted-drivers-in-wisconsinThree Republican legislators have introduced legislation aimed at punishing “data-distracted” drivers in Wisconsin.

The bill would update and expand …

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Four teens injured in distracted driving accident

https://fox17online.com/2017/06/22/four-teens-injured-in-distracted-driving-accident/16-year-old driver, Sena Verburg of Grand Rapids, told police that she was distracted by her friends resulting in the accident.

15-year-old Jenna Norder, 16-year-old Marissa Norder, 15-year-old Dalton Clevenger and Verburg all sustained non-life …

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ODOT: Distracted driving ‘an epidemic’

https://koin.com/2017/06/21/odot-distracted-driving-an-epidemic/PORTLAND, Oregon
Shannon Gilman knows all too well the dangers of distracted driving.

Her daughter, Alexxys Therwhanger, died in a crash on February 19, 2016.

She was 19 …

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Distracted driving fuels ‘alarming’ rise in auto accidents

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/autos/2017/06/21/distracted-driving-fuels-alarming-rise-auto-accidentsThat’s up from about 5.3 million accidents in 2011.

The rise in crashes is attributed to several factors, including an increase in driving overall, but one of safety advocates’ top concerns is distracted driving.

A recent poll supports those worries: A …

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Police blame distracted driving for I-96 crash that totaled Airstream trailer

https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/06/distracted_driving_blamed_for.htmlFRUITPORT TWP. MI
Distracted driving is being blamed for a crash involving a camper trailer that created a large amount of road debris on I-96 late Monday.

The crash was reported at 10:58 p.m. on westbound I-96 near the Ottawa County border, the …

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Stillwater woman charged in distracted driving accident that injured teenager

https://www.woodburybulletin.com/news/crime-and-courts/4285827-stillwater-woman-charged-distracted-driving-accident-injured-teenagerA 24-year-old Stillwater woman has been charged with misdemeanor careless driving after telling Woodbury police she was looking at her phone when she hit a 14-year-old Lake Middle School student who was crossing Pioneer Road the morning of May 12.

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Kids causing distracted driving accidents

https://hernandosun.com/kids-distracted-drivingThere are many types of distracted driving that can lead to motor vehicle accidents and crashes.

Distracted driving can involve cellphone use while driving, use of GPS units or other electronic devices while driving, or distractions from within the …

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Police: Distracted driving caused crash involving 11 L’Anse Creuse North teens

https://www.voicenews.com/news/police-distracted-driving-caused-crash-involving-l-anse-creuse-north/article_63b2d328-512c-11e7-9431-cb832e6f18f2.htmlA three-vehicle crash near L’Anse Creuse High School North that injured several people Monday was caused by distracted driving, police said.

At about 10:40 a.m. Monday, a Saturn Ion driven by a 17-year-old boy from Macomb Township on westbound 21 …

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‘Talk, Text, Crash’ campaign aims to end distracted driving

http://www.kristv.com/story/35659900/talk-text-crash-campaign-aims-to-end-distracted-driving“TALK, TEXT, CRASH”
That’s the theme of the latest campaign put together by the Texas Department of Transportation.

One mother, Arely Mathews, who we spoke to says, distracted driving is a subject parents should discuss with their teenage drivers …

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Police: Distracted driving caused Macomb Township crash involving 11 teens

http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20170613/NEWS/170619825This Saturn Ion that was stopped on westbound 21 Mile Road and about to turn left when it was hit from behind by a pickup truck and pushed into the eastbound lane where it was struck by another pickup truck.

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Distracted driving causes 70 deaths in MN each year

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/12/distracted-driving-in-minnesotaVijay Dixit lost his teenage daughter in a distracted driving accident in 2007.

Shreya Dixit was killed by a driver who lost control of her car while searching the backseat for a napkin.

Minnesota’s Office of Traffic Safety estimates that one in four …

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