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Massachusetts Moves to Ban Cellphone Usage While Driving

Massachusetts is one step closer to having legislation that would bar any driver from using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, according to an AP article.

New York Lawmakers Considering ‘Textalyzer’ to Enforce Distracted Driving Laws

With this new law, when someones gets in a crash, police would be able to use a device to pull information from their phone to determine if they were using it at the time of the accident.

Study: More than Half of Drivers are Checking Social Media While on the Road

The study found that 55% of those surveyed admit to checking social media while behind the wheel, and 25% said they’ve even recorded a video while behind the wheel.

Study Reveals 7 Distracted Driving Stats

A new survey of more than 2,000 people has assessed what distracted drivers are choosing to pay attention to instead of the road, according to an article by the Hartford Courant.

Study: Texting Bans Reduce Car Crash ER Visits

A new study found that states that banned texting and driving had on average a four percent reduction in emergency department visits following car crashes, according to an article by CNN.

New IIHS Research Indicates Driver Cellphone Interactions Up 57 Percent

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that new research indicates that manipulating a cellphone was a contributing factor in more than 800 crash deaths on U.S. roads during 2017 amid a marked increase in the percentage of drivers observed interacting with cellphones.

‘Fake Auto News’ Study: 35 Percent of Americans Falsely Assume Texting and Driving Is Legal in Most States

DriversEd.com has released its latest study, “Fake Auto News 2019: A Look at Common Driving Myths,” which found that 35 percent of Americans falsely believe that texting and driving remains legal in most states.

Illinois Bill Would Impose Tougher Penalties for Distracted Driving

House Bill 4846 would classify first-time offenses as moving violations, and would impose incrementally higher fines for subsequent violations.

Arizona Senate Approves Texting While Driving Ban

Forty-seven states have made it illegal to text while driving unless using a hands-free device, and Arizona may be next.

Online Auto Insurer EverQuote to Award $50,000 in Scholarships to America’s Safest Drivers

In an effort to curb distracted driving during the summer, EverQuote has launched its second-annual “EverDrive Safe Driving Challenge,” a contest that awards $50,000 in scholarships to the safest drivers in America.

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.

Texas Governor Signs Texting-and-Driving Ban into Law, But Wants to Go Further

Texas Gov. Greg Abbot has signed a bill that imposes a statewide ban on texting and driving, but also has convened a special legislative session to create broader state regulation of mobile devices in vehicles.