‘Angry as hell’: Distracted crashes up, father wants action on phones
Records show crash reports listing distracted driving rose 10 percent in Florida in 2016.
Injuries associated with texting rose 45 percent in Palm Beach County.
Yet state legislators last month balked at strengthening …
Texting Driver Kills 13 in Head-On Crash With Church Bus
A pickup truck driver hit a church bus on U.S 83 in Uvalde County, Texas.
A 20-year-old driver admitted, to witnesses, on the scene of the head-on collision that he had been texting.
A white Dodge pickup …
11 teens hurt in
3-vehicle crash after finishing exams in Macomb Township
The driver of the pickup truck said he dropped his cellphone, looked down to pick it up and then rear-ended the car, but it’s possible that texting and driving was to blame.
The 64-year-old man driving the third vehicle involved in the crash was sent …
How to hold a texting driver liable for crash
In many of these recent cases, the distracted driving that leads to an accident involves texting or making cell phone calls while driving a motor vehicle (without the use of a hands-free cellular device, such as a Bluetooth system).
Other new …
Texting While Driving Ban Coming to Texas
According to TxDOT, one in five automobile crashes involves distracted drivers.
In 2016, this translated into 109,653 traffic accidents where more than 3,000 people were seriously injured and 454 died.
This figure rose three percent from 2015.