Distracted driving statistics continue to rise, as I’ve discussed before. The accident rate is, in fact, surpassing the drunk driving rate, recent studies have shown. Texting while driving is, in my opinion, the most insidious forms of distracted driving.
Still, drivers continue to cause accidents that could have been prevented were they not on their cell phone texting–performing all main forms of distraction:
visual (taking your eyes off the road)
manual (taking your hands off the wheel)
cognitive (taking your mind off what you’re doing).
According to consumer reports, drunk driving rates are dropping significantly. The speculation is that distracted…
Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board held a two-day forum to discuss commercial trucking and busing safety among federal regulators, industry representatives and safety advocates. The Associated Press reports that the focus of the forum was prevention of deadly accidents and understanding why past safety recommendations have not been enacted or implemented yet.
The number of fatal commercial-trucking accidents has decreased in recent years. In 2005 there were more than 5,200 fatalities from semi-truck accidents, while in 2009 there were about 3,200, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Although this represents some progress in improving commercial-truck safety, NTSB member…