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Apple software update could be the key to safer roads this fall

Distracted driving has become an increasing contributor to automobile accidents across America. According to the Pew Research Center, 95 percent of Americans now own cellphones. Moreover, 77 percent of Americans own smartphones, up from 35 percent in 2011. These devices pose particular challenges to road safety, since they deliver a range of applications and functionalities that can trigger distractions for a driver.

Awareness month cautions texting, distractions while driving

Distracted driving has become one of the most dangerous behaviors behind the wheel. To address the concerns distracted driving poses, safety advocates have named April National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In accordance with the safety awareness campaign, the Ohio Highway Patrol is trying to educate and remind drivers about the importance of staying focused on the road while driving.

Daydreaming may cause more accidents than cellphones

Distracted driving continues to cause a significant number of car accidents in Ohio every year. Many distracted driving campaigns have focused on the dangers of cellphone use behind the wheel but there are several other dangerous behaviors that cause car accidents that are not discussed often enough.

Who texts more behind the wheel: teens or adults?

Who is more likely to text behind the wheel, teenagers or adults? Surprising, a new study by AT&T found that adults are more likely to be texting while driving despite the wide-spread belief that teenagers are responsible for a majority of distracted driving car accidents.

Teens killed in car accidents increases for second year in a row

Teenagers continue to be at a higher risk for being in a fatal car accident. For the second year in a row, fatal car accidents involving teens has increased, puzzling safety experts as to why fatal car accidents have increased the last two years.

More awareness needed to prevent distracted pedestrian accidents

The number of pedestrian accidents has increased during the last few years. Many safety advocates blame the constant use of cellphones and other electronic devices that many pedestrians use while walking near traffic or across the street.

Despite danger, drivers continue to drive distracted

Everyone knows the dangers of distracted driving but car accidents continue to happen. Despite drivers recognizing the risks associated with distracted driving, many continue to still engage in risky driving behaviors, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

When should older drivers stop driving?

How old is too old to drive? Many families struggle with deciding when an older family member is no longer to able to drive. Taking the car keys away may not be an easy discussion to have but it is still necessary. Car accidents are a danger to everyone on the road, including older drivers, so it is very important to think about when an older driver should stop driving.

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