While incidents of distracted driving crashes involving cell phones are down, pedestrian injuries due to cell phone distraction while walking—primarily involving talking while walking—are up . What can be done to turn this trend around?
Speeding and distracted driving are two common safety risks for children traveling to school. This brief examines how the programs in five communities measured success in reducing the numbers of speeding cars and distracted drivers.
Although much as been written about distracted driving, little attention has been paid to the distractions outside the car, such as digital billboards which flash or change messages. States and cities are free to regulate such signs on their roadways, but many are waiting for the release of a long-delayed federal report.