Tag Archive: texting and driving

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….
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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…
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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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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,…
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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…
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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…
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New research finds most drivers indifferent to safety

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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,…
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Police having to try new ways to catch those texting and driving

Police officer in squad car filling out a ticket

An article recently appeared in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette talking about the new ways police and other law enforcement officials are trying, in order to catch those breaking the law by texting and driving. It cited how state troopers in…
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Can technology help stop distracted driving?

Blank white cell phone screen

I have written before about distracted driving and will continue to do so, in the hopes that maybe some people who choose to drive distractedly will stop. In this article, I discuss how and whether technology can help prevent distracted…
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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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