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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The findings included the following: (1) 70% of drivers reported talking on a cellphone while driving; (2) 42% said they read texts or e-mails in traffic; (3) 48% said they drove 15 mph over the speed limit, (4) 39% said they drove through a light that just turned red when they could have stopped safely; and (5) 13% said that they drove when their blood alcohol level “might have been near or over the legal limit within the past year.

Oregon Police Combat Distracted Driving

Oregon Police Combat Distracted Driving

The Oregonian reported recently that the Oregon State Police have added forty unmarked police cars to their fleet in order to combat the “epidemic” of distracted driving. According to the article, the police have reported a 37% increase in traffic stops for distracted...