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THREE Cheers for the TRIPLETS: Massachusetts Distracted Driving Summit

Three triplets in Seekonk, Mass have made the commitment to refrain from texting and driving; and has taken on the challenge to require the same commitment from others in their community.  Matthew, Timothy and Brian Salit passion against texting and driving started when a track competitor of theirs from another school was killed by a texting driving.  One of the triplets, Timothy, explained: "It really started making us think: this is a problem

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Siri Is At It Again: Apple & Honda Team Up On The Highway

Apple has done it again! Siri continues to make an impact on every industry throughout the world.  Honda has now integrated support for Apple’s Siri digital assistant for owners who have compatible iPhones in some of the 2013 models.  According to Honda, the integration will also include the 2013 Acura RDX and ILX; and the iPhone device will need to be running at least the iOS6 system.  Assistant Vice President of Automobile Product Planning

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Distracted Runway 1.0 – Model for a CAUSE

Typically I take the time out to blog about interesting distracted driving stories or facts I've come across, but this week's blog will go to something that's equally important for non-profit organizations... FUNDRAISING!!!  I am not sure who came up with the bright idea to include "fun" in the word, because if you have ever done it, sometimes it can be anything but that.  However, C.L.I.F. has decided its time to put the "fun" back and "fundraiser"

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TDOT Fatality Ticker

In the earlier months of 2012, the Tennessee Department of Transportation began to use the electronic signs above the highways to display a continuous ticker of the number of traffic fatalities throughout the state.  The signs were intended to increase highway safety throughout the state.  The result of a grieving mother whose son was killed a few years prior in a traffic accident, the electronic reminders were the topic of several controversial

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What Type of Distracted Driver Are You?

The term "Distracted Driving" has just recently started to stick in the brains of drivers everywhere.  Before, people used "texting and driving" and "distracted driving" as interchangeable terms.  However, because distracted driving continues to cause problems on the road ways, more and more people are becoming aware of what distracted driving is and what it can consist of. All distractions that drivers engage in while driving can fit in three

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Wisconsin Teens Paying the “Cheese” for Texting and Driving

The Cheese State has passed a law prohibiting all cell phone use drivers, while operating a motor vehicle.  Although Wisconsin law currently prohibits texting while driving, the new law provisions targets young driver statewide ages 18 and under, but also focuses on any drivers with probationary licensing.  This includes drivers who previous license was in another country, new residents to the state with less than three years of driving experience

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Top Ten Most Dangerous Foods

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top ten most dangerous foods are: 1. Coffee. Even with a travel lid, hot coffee can find its way out of the opening when you hit a bump. 2. Hot soup. Many people drink it like coffee and run the same risks. 3. Tacos. Any food that can disassemble itself will leave your car looking like a salad bar. 4. Chili dogs. Huge potential for drips and slops down the front of clothing.

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Hamburger or Hammered: Does It Really Matter?

Often times when people talk about the dangers of the road, it is likely that people will discuss driving under the influence; or for a lack of a better term, driving hammered.  But what if I told you that just as many people are injuries or died from eating while driving as those from being intoxicated while driving. According to a study of 1,000 drivers surveyed done by Exxon Mobil, 70% of those drivers admit to eating while driving.  The National

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Happy Sunday

Seems that even churches around the country are getting involved in the fight against distracted driving!!  This would seem to be a good thing, seeing as churches, and other religious affiliated congregations, reach millions of people.  However, some have argued that bring up political issues in a religious setting compromises the standards set by separation of religion and state.   Do you think making a congregation aware about the dangers

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IPhone 5s Launched: What This Means For You On The Road

Over the past few weeks, there has been much talk about the new and improved iPhone 5!  But what does this mean for motorists on the road?  The iPhone has been highly recommended to those who refrain from distracted driving because of the popular Siri feature.  Apple’s Sir has the unique ability to understand commands, perform them, and respond back to the speaker without the touch of a button.  Apple has teamed up with several popular third-party

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