Government, Business, Safety

Md. Gov. O’Malley Signs ‘Jake’s Law,’ Boosting Penalty for Distracted Driving

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law a measure that increases the penalty for drivers who cause injury or death to others in a crash caused by distracted driving.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2014
Business, Safety

Distracted Driving Tops List of NTSB’s Safety Priorities

WASHINGTON — Eliminating substance-impaired and distracted driving, as well as strengthening vehicle-occupant protection, were included on the National Transportation Safety Board’s  Most Wanted List of safety issues released last week.

January 20, 2014
Government, Business, Safety

Distracted Driving Remains Top Issue for NTSB

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The National Transportation Safety Board said Jan. 16 distracted driving remains a top concern for the agency in 2014, and it will continue advocacy efforts to eliminate distraction in transportation.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2014
Business, Safety

Hands-Free Devices Can Be Dangerously Distracting, AAA Report Shows

According to a new study by AAA, hands-free devices can be dangerously distracting to drivers and can result in drivers not seeing items right in front of them.

Transport Topics
June 18, 2013
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Pushes to Limit Distractions from Electronics in Cars

The federal government issued guidelines Tuesday to encourage automakers to limit the potential for driver distractions from electronic systems built into passenger cars, including those that connect to cellphones and the Internet.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2013
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Cites Widespread Use of Electronic Devices by Auto Drivers

At any given daylight moment, about 660,000 automobile drivers are using a cellphone or manipulating an electronic device, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Transport Topics
April 11, 2013
Special Coverage, Business, Safety

Origo Rolls Out Ignition Interlock System

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Origo displayed its new OrigoSafe ignition interlock system at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.

Transport Topics
March 22, 2013
Opinion, Business, Safety

Opinion: The New ‘Rules of the Road’

The recent $21 million jury verdict against a leading beverage manufacturer whose employee struck a woman pedestrian while driving a company vehicle sent shock waves through the trucking and fleet industries regarding the potential financial consequences of distracted driving.

August 6, 2012
Business, Safety

iTECH: Cameras Keep an Eye on Drivers

In this age of distracted driving and new federal rules, fleet operators face a heightened challenge: How can they know and control what is happening in the cabs of their trucks? Ignorance could be expensive and dangerous.

April 26, 2012
Government, Business, Safety

Obama Wants $330 Million to Combat Distracted Driving

President Obama has included $330 million for programs to combat distracted driving in his six-year transportation spending plan, as part of the administration’s proposed 2013 budget.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2012