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Pokémon GO Takes Distracted Driving Accidents to New, Absurd Level

Over the last decade, smartphone usage has caused a rise in distracted driver accidents nationwide, especially among teen drivers.  Now, the new game app Pokémon GO is causing a dangerous spike in tragic — and entirely preventable — accidents. In Auburn, New York, a 28-year-old male driver was playing the game when he veered off… Read More »

Distracted Driving is Unsafe for Everyone, but Worse for Novice Drivers

Naturally, any activity that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, increases the risk of a crash for that driver. However, a study reported by The New England Journal of Medicine compared the accident risks for newly-licensed drivers versus drivers with an average of 20 years of experience. While the… Read More »

New York Continues Battle Against Distracted Driving

In recent months, the state of New York moved ahead in the battle against distracted driving through innovative campaigns that address the problem in different ways. Beginning July 4, state police began using Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE). Troopers make use of a fleet of modified sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to move through traffic directly… Read More »