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National Auto Body Council Launches New Website with Member Shop Locator, Industry Calendar

The new website is designed to provide members and visitors with additional functionality as well as easier navigation to sign up and find resources to implement the NABC’s programs, the organization said.

Teen Driving Habits Get Riskier in Senior Year of High School

As summer vacation winds down, older teenagers are brimming with confidence about their driving abilities – and that might not be a good thing.

Nearly 600 People Could Die in Car Crashes During July 4 Weekend, National Safety Council Says

Based on calculations by the National Safety Council, 582 people could be killed on the roads during the upcoming July Fourth holiday weekend, and nearly 67,000 could be seriously injured.

Distracted Driving: iPhone App Designed to Keep Drivers Focused on Road

The app “significantly reduces the risk of distracted driving by operating as a vigilant co-pilot,” according to Ottawa, Ontario-based Specific Range Solutions.

New Apple Operating System Will Include ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ Feature

With the new feature, iPhone can detect when users might be driving and automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark.

Lead-Footed, Phone-Shackled U.S. Drivers Earn a ‘C’ for Safe Driving

Most of us can’t resist the siren song of the smartphone when we’re behind the wheel. But a new report concludes that speeding is our most dangerous driving habit.

Lead-Footed, Phone-Shackled U.S. Drivers Earn a ‘C’ for Safe Driving
New Data from Cambridge Mobile Telematics Shows Distracted Driving Dangers

Data from a study involving several hundreds of thousands of drivers shows that phone distraction occurred during 52 percent of trips that resulted in a crash.

Allstate Focuses on Distracted Driving with Reality Rides Tour

Allstate is launching the fifth annual Reality Rides tour, featuring a simulator that provides a safe environment to learn about the impact of distracted driving.

Allstate Reality Rides simulator
National Auto Body Council Announces New Toolkit For Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Developed in partnership with AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign, the toolkit contains key resources needed to easily host and implement distracted driving awareness events.

AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Survey Points to ‘Culture of Indifference’ Among Drivers

An annual survey of U.S. drivers reveals some traffic safety trends and attitudes that could be good for business in the collision repair industry.

AAA Study Indicates Missing One to Two Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk

With drowsy driving involved in more than one in five fatal crashes on U.S. roadways each year, AAA warns drivers that getting less than seven hours of sleep may have deadly consequences.

U.S. DOT Proposes Guidelines to Address Driver Distraction Caused by Mobile Devices in Vehicles

The announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads.