Distracted Driving

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Posted on October 31, 2019

What Are the Dangers of Falling Asleep at the Wheel?

Drowsy driving is a significant issue across America. In such a competitive and busy age, drivers are pushing themselves more to multitask and stay up late. Long hours on the road and heavy traffic can contribute to driver drowsiness, ultimately leading to related car accidents. As many as 6,000 fatal car accidents may stem...
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Posted on September 25, 2018

Is it Illegal to Eat while Driving in California?

Eating and driving has become such a common practice that many California drivers don’t think twice before stopping at a drive-thru and eating breakfast or lunch behind the wheel. Yet California’s distracted driving laws may lead to tickets and citations for people who eat and drive. Eating is a form of driver distraction –...
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Posted on November 25, 2014

$7.2 Million Settlement For Children Of Woman Killed in Collision With San Bernardino County Sheriff

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys Adam Shea and Ryan Casey obtained a $7,205,000 settlement for four children whose mother was killed when the car in which she was a passenger was rear ended by a San Bernardino County Sheriff. Vanessa Rosales and her son were being driven to their car by an acquaintance when...
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Posted on February 14, 2014

Research Shows How Teen Drivers Can Be Endangered By Distraction

A new report from USA Today that highlights the continued danger posed by distracted driving was prompted by recent research that delves into the psychology of teens who have just obtained their driver’s licenses.  That research, which hails from the Transportation Institute of Virginia Tech, showed that teens tend to overestimate their abilities in...
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Posted on February 13, 2014

Agent App Seeks To Reduce Distracted Driving

Another anti-distracted driving app has been launched, and a new report takes a look at how it aims to reduce the dangerous action among operators of motor vehicles.  This particular app is called Agent, and in addition to simply providing a means to squelch distraction at the wheel, it also includes functions that purportedly...
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Posted on February 12, 2014

Preparing Kids To Use Cellphones In A Safe Manner

Yesterday, organizations around the world offered resources as part of Safer Internet Day.  Many of those efforts focused on helping children stay safe as they grow up in a world in which they’re surrounded by the internet.  At home, at school, even in the car, it’s possible to stay connected at all times.  This...
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