Reducing Risk and Distracted Driving with AI Technology
Program Aired: April 27, 2023 2 p.m. ET April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council to raise awareness around the escalating distracted driving issue. The need for this awareness is more significant than ever.Driver inattention accounts for over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. alone.April 27, 2023
Distracted Driving Coalition Launches Nationwide Effort
Dozens of safety-minded organizations launched a national coalition aimed at reducing the deadly threat of distracted driving on the nation’s highways.
Distracted Driving: A Survey of Commercial Drivers
With 1 in 4 professional drivers suffering an injury due to distracted driving, it’s becoming the new “DUI”. We surveyed commercial drivers to understand how they have been affected by distracted driving and what they are willing to do to help eradicate this behavior.April 1, 2021
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.
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
Distracted Driving Remains Top Issue for NTSB
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.January 16, 2014
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.June 18, 2013
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.
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.April 11, 2013
Origo Rolls Out Ignition Interlock System
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Origo displayed its new OrigoSafe ignition interlock system at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.March 22, 2013