After steady declines over the last four decades, highway fatalities last year recorded the largest annual percentage increase in 50 years. And the numbers so far this year are even worse.
As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is encouraging employers to enact a company policy on distracted driving.
The new report, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highlights ways businesses can help save lives and money through roadway safety education in the workplace.
In the past seven years, the percentage of people accessing the Internet while driving has more than doubled, jumping from 13 percent in 2009 to 29 percent in 2015, according to an annual State Farm survey report.
97 percent of consumers say that distracted drivers who text or talk and drive are one of the biggest safety concerns impacting today’s motorists, according to an all-new survey by Kelley Blue Book
The driver of the PSEG utility truck involved in the fatal head-on collision has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide and reckless driving.
A Florida woman who suffered brain damage in a 2010 accident caused by a man who was texting and driving has won a $4.3 million lawsuit, her attorney said.
Distracted cellphone use now plays a role in 26 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, the National Safety Council has reported in its annual Injury Facts report.
The family of a 4-year-old girl who was struck by an SDG&E work truck has filed a lawsuit claiming the driver was talking on a cellphone when the crash occurred.
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