'Vehicle Accidents'

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Nebraska drivers are not immune from the distractions posed by the desire to “communicate” while driving. Nebraska enacted additional laws in 2010 to try and minimize distractions caused by these devices. However, Nebraska law currently only focuses on those items a driver brings into the vehicle. As noted in another article regarding new technology in motor vehicles, the law is still behind the technology. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

An article within Consumer Reports’ October 2011 issue (Connected cars: A new risk) discusses the risks, by diverting the driver’s attention to something other than driving, posed by new technology, such as the ability to text, tweet, access the internet, in many new cars and trucks. The article discusses the types of equipment available now or in the very near future that can cause driver distraction, which, increases the risks of a collision. These features include the ability to send text or email messages or listen to text messages, emails, Twitter and Facebook postings. Essentially, vehicles are becoming more “connected.” […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

The Texas Transportation Institute’s recent study, An Investigation Of The Effects Of Reading And Writing Text-Based Messages While Drivingfound, among other things, that a driver’s reaction time is doubled when driving and sending or receiving a text message. The findings were worse than what most experts expected. […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

The AAA Foundation recently released its Fourth Annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, which found that despite a driver’s knowledge and beliefs about the risks of involved with driving and texting, emailing and talking on a cell phone while driving, many drivers perform these activities anyway. Some of the findings include: […]

By: Jeffrey Lapin

The statistics are alarming for accidents caused by driver distraction. “Distracted driving” is usually defined as “any cognitive, manual and/or visual non-driving activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from driving.”

Below is the accident statistical data for 2009, the last year in which completed reports have been published: […]

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