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What you need to know about Oregon’s new distracted driving law
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

  Starting on October 1, 2017, Oregon’s new distracted driving law will go into effect. According to The Oregonian, the law prohibits drivers from using their phone or any mobile electronic device from any function that requires the driver to hold or touch the device. Prior to this law, Oregon statute contained a loophole that […]

What is “webbing” – and why does it need to be banned?
Thursday, December 6th, 2012

You probably know that “distracted driving” has become the accepted term for any actions that visually, manually or cognitively distract people behind the wheel. “Webbing” evidently describes the specific act of web browsing while driving. This dangerous practice is becoming increasingly common. A State Farm poll found a 48% increase in smartphone web use while driving […]

How long does it take to check a text?
Thursday, February 16th, 2012

An online pledge campaign called TXT L8R, set up by Central Oregon’s KTVZ, is asking drivers to commit to putting the phone down. "When you take your eyes off the road for up to five seconds just looking at a text, you may have covered the distance of a football field,” said Central Oregon’s U.S. […]