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Archive: Distracted Driving

How Smartphones Will Soon Lead to Smart Driving

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Distracted driving is a major problem in the United States. To highlight how widespread the distracted driving problem is, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each day, more than nine people are killed and 1,060 more people are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver. The most common form of…

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Distracted Driving Represents Growing Problem in KY Car Accidents

The car accident lawyers examine the growing problem of distracted driving accidents in Kentucky.

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, there were more than 52,000 collisions in which distraction was a factor in 2013. Those preventable distracted driving accidents caused 9,000 injuries and 163 deaths. Distracted driving was a factor in 43 percent of all accidents and a fourth…

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Kentucky Simulates Distracted-Driving Dangers

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Armed with statistics showing driver inattention is a factor in many crashes, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety uses a driving simulator to educate drivers, particularly young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving. From high schools to shopping malls to community events, the D2 distracted driving simulator puts teens and adults behind the wheel…

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Distracted Driver Hits School Bus in Kentucky

Lexington personal injury attorney reports that a distracted driver hit a school bus in Kentucky

A recent Kentucky school bus crash sent more than 20 children to the hospital, and officials said distracted driving caused the collision. The bus was rear-ended by a car on May 5 when the bus driver stopped to pick up a child in Salyersville. Magoffin County Schools Superintendent Stanley Holbrook told news outlets that the…

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Focus on Driving: Be Alert to Distractions that Cause Car Accidents

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To support the effort, Kentucky is offering its 3.6 million licensed drivers and residents a free, one-year subscription to TextLimit.com, a smartphone app that restricts users from performing certain actions while the vehicle is in motion. Kentucky transportation officials tested the TextLimit app thoroughly and concluded it was…

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