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Teen dies typing a text message
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Her cap and gown were still in her car: Mariah West was going to graduate from high school the next day. She was responding to a text message while driving, and her car veered off of the road and hit a concrete bridge. She was partially ejected from the car, and her head hit the […]

Teen passengers distract drivers – and increase the risk of fatality
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Recently, attorney Doug Oh-Keith and I have been talking to Oregon high school students about distracted driving as a part of the nationwide project EndDD. These teens shared personal stories about how they, their friends, and their parents have been distracted behind the wheel.  So I should not have been surprised to read a study […]

Your car is making you a distracted driver
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

This week I was speaking to high school students about the dangers of distracted driving, and I was stumped by one of the questions they asked me. How do you keep from being distracted by your car itself? Of course, you have to pay attention to what’s happening on the dashboard in addition to what’s […]

National Transportation Safety Board Urges Total Ban on Cellphone Use While Driving
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Following a rash of deadly accidents caused by drivers distracted by texting and other cellphone use (like the August 2010 multi-truck and car pileup in Missouri that killed two people that investigators now attribute to texting), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has urged states to pass laws imposing a total ban on cellphone use […]