Stories tagged with: texting and Driving

October 22, 2014 - 9:41am
44 weeks 1 day ago

According to the United States Department of Transportation 1.6 million auto accidents are attributed to cell phone use each year, which accounts for nearly 6,000 deaths. A company out of Virginia is hoping to find a way to prevent these catastrophes.

A representative from the company ComSonics said the company is in early stages of development of a radar like device that could determine if a driver is texting. Similar to Ohio's seatbelt laws, texting and driving is a secondary...

April 16, 2013 - 7:09pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

AAA Auto Club was at Maysville High School this afternoon to inspect students vehicles and to discuss safe driving practices in order to keep them safe behind the wheel.

Student's cars were inspected for proper wipers, lights, tires, fluids, batteries and belts.

AAA Spokesperson, Kimberly Schwind said, "Many people don't realize that maintenance actually goes hand in hand with safety. Even the best driver could be stuck in a bad situation if they get caught on the side of...

April 4, 2013 - 11:49am
2 years 20 weeks ago

More than 100,000 crashes every year involve drivers who are texting.

Triple A and AT&T spoke to students at Ohio University Zanesville about the dangers of texting. The Triple A Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 61 percent of drivers 16-24 years-old admitted to texting while driving, compared to 35 percent of the general driving population.

In March, it became a primary offense for teen drivers to text and a secondary offense for adults. It's too early to tell if the...

April 18, 2012 - 10:02am
3 years 18 weeks ago

You may have already noticed the signs, or heard the ads.....

"SRSLY, DNT TXT AND DRV" Billboards are popping up throughout Muskingum and other Ohio Counties.

The new Triple AAA campaign, includes billboards and radio messages, geared toward warning drivers of the dangers associated with distracted driving.

"Texting while driving is the most dangerous form of distracted driving," said AAA Spokesperson Kimberly Schwind. "Studies...

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