'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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GHSA, the Governors Highway Safety Association is a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Its members are the state highway safety offices of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the Indian Nations. These offices administer federal funding for behavioral highway safety programs promoting safe driving, such as Click It or Ticket and Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. - Source: Wikipedia
A judge in a county north of Cincinnati has issued a blistering ruling calling a small town's use of traffic cameras nothing more than a scam — a sensitive subject in the D.C. area where many motorists think automated enforcement is nothing more than a cash cow for local governments.
After years of decline, the number of young teen driver deaths in the United States saw its biggest increase in a decade, although analysts can't say if it's texting, poor training or some other factor that is to blame.
Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday.
On city streets, in suburban parking lots and in shopping centers, there is usually someone strolling while talking on a phone, texting with his head down, listening to music, or playing a video game. The problem isn't as widely discussed as distracted driving, but the danger is real.
When someone is talking to you, your brain is listening, processing and thinking about what's being said — even if you're in the driver's seat trying to concentrate on traffic. That's why drivers get distracted during cellphone conversations, even when using hands-free phones, researchers say.
Texting while driving is on the rise despite a rush by states to ban the practice, according to two new surveys released Thursday, including a phone poll where nearly two out of 10 drivers acknowledge sending messages from behind the wheel, with the number much higher among younger drivers.
Texting while driving increased 50 percent last year despite a rush by states to ban the practice, federal safety officials said Thursday. Two out of 10 drivers say they've sent messages from behind the wheel _ and that spikes much higher among young adults.
Texting while driving increased 50 percent last year and two out of 10 drivers say they've sent text messages or emails while behind the wheel despite a rush by states to ban the practice, the National Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
Attention texting pedestrians and iPod-obsessed runners on the street: You may soon get unplugged.