Tag Archive: impaired driving

Insurance rates may increase due to smartphone use

Red car with calculator and pencil

Have you ever found yourself behind a car that doesn’t move when the light turns green? Almost 9 times out of 10 it is because the driver is looking at his smartphone. It can be very annoying at best, but…
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Tiger Woods’ arrest highlights dangers of driving on prescription meds

A woman sitting behind the wheel of a car taking medication from a prescription bottle

Although one can feel badly for Tiger Woods’ impaired driving arrest on Memorial Day, the incident highlights a very important issue – the dangers of driving while taking prescription medications. It can be as deadly as drunk driving, endangering everyone…
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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…
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Risking your life and others for a single text

Road signs warning of the danger of texting and driving against a blue sky background

For those that read my articles on a regular basis, you know that one of my major concerns is texting and driving. It not only risks the driver’s life, but those in the car and others on the road. It…
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Why do people text and drive even though they know it’s dangerous?

A skeleton behind the wheel of an car, distracted by cell phone he his holding in his hand

A friend of mine is very upset because her daughter texts while driving, even when her children are in the car. The daughter is highly intelligent, educated, and a loving mother. How then, is it possible that she would imperil…
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Teen passengers likely to mimic impaired drivers

Teen booked for DUI

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about now that your teen driver has a driver’s license….a new study conducted by the Health Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development reveals that teens who…
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The psychology of bad driving behavior

Angry Driver at the wheel

Believe it or not, there is a decades-old branch of science called “traffic psychology.” It studies human and environmental factors that affect how we drive. Findings reveal that negative driving behaviors are shared by skilled drivers, as well as problem…
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Does driving on marijuana cause car accidents?

Marijuana plant and highway

Several states have legalized the use of marijuana for both medicinal use and recreational purposes. Other states have liberalized the laws concerning possession and use of the drug. One aspect of these changes that I think about as a personal…
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NHTSA report reveals 1 out of 5 drivers high while driving

Man driving taking medication

This year a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) revealed that one out of five drivers is high while driving. While this statistic is stunningly disturbing, it is important to understand what types of drugs the drivers…
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