Tag Archive: distracted driving

Drivers and pedestrians both responsible for safety

Protected pedestrian walkway with people on bicycles and people walking across the street

Pedestrian accidents are up. Each year approximately 4,800 pedestrians are killed – that’s one pedestrian killed every two hours in the U.S. While the injuries and fatalities affect all ages and both genders, the average age of a pedestrian killed…
Read more

Highest number of traffic fatalities in nine years in 2016

Motorcycle cop giving citation to driver for speeding

When I wrote this article in the second week of April, there were already 122 fatalities from traffic crashes in Arkansas since January, 2017 and there have more since. That is just tragic and unacceptable. Nationally, there is a car…
Read more

April is “Distracted Driving Prevention” Month

Distracted Driving Poster saying 1000s die each year

The Arkansas Police announced that April is “Distracted Driving Prevent Month”. The campaign is a result of Arkansas law enforcement agencies joining the national “U Drive U Text You Pay” campaign in an effort to prevent and stop distracted driving….
Read more

Hard facts about distracted driving and how you can help

Sign says Just Drive I pledge to be an attentive driver

Do you know that any activity you do other than driving while driving is called distracted driving? This includes texting, eating, drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, messing with the entertainment or navigation system, talking on the phone, or…
Read more

Texting pickup driver collides with church bus that killed 13

Young man texting and driving

I mentioned in a brief social media posting that my good friend’s aunt and uncle were members of the church group whose bus collided with a pickup, killing 13. Mercifully, his relatives weren’t on the bus and are helping minister…
Read more

Driving while texting bill clears Arkansas Senate

Sticker on car back window NO TEXT on board with AT&T Logo

As promised, I’m keeping my readers informed of the status of Senate Bill 374 by Senator Will Bond, D-Little Rock. The bill increases fines for those found texting and driving. Senate Bill 374 clears the Arkansas Senate On March 13,…
Read more

Status update of distracted driving bills in Arkansas legislature

Street sign saying Don't Text & Drive

Last month I wrote about Arkansas legislators working on two bills concerning penalties for texting and driving. This is an update on their progress. Senate Bill 144 becomes Senate Bill 374 The first bill, Senate Bill 144, sponsored by Senator…
Read more

Arkansas legislators tackle texting and driving with two bills

Road sign saying Distracted Driving in Effect

I’ve written many articles about the dangers of texting and driving. Even though it is illegal in Arkansas, people still succumb to this terrible driving behavior causing injury and death. Now the Arkansas legislature is ramping up the ante with…
Read more

Keep your mind and car uncluttered for a safe ride

cluttered-blue-car-filled-with-stuff

Do you or a passenger have trouble getting into your car because of all the empty water bottles, soda cans, general rubbish, newspapers, attaché case, mobile devices, laptop, clothes, golf clubs, or other paraphernalia strewn about? This is not your…
Read more

New research finds most drivers indifferent to safety

teenage-girl-looking-down-at-her-cellphone-and-texting-while-driving

A recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that an estimated 87% of drivers in one month’s time engaged in at least one risky driving behavior. Such behaviors include distracted and impaired driving, driving while sleepy, speeding,…
Read more

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons