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Harford County Students Buckling Up For A Lesson

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. With that in mind, a new campaign is launched at high schools across the nation to make young people better drivers.

10/18/2014

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AAA: Hands-Free Technology May Actually Increase Distracted Driving

Experts say hands-free technology is safe to use behind the wheel, but a new study by AAA Mid-Atlantic suggests these popular features may actually increase distraction.

10/12/2014

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Supporters Urging Md. Lawmakers To Pass Jake’s Law Before Time Runs Out

Supporters of a law that would strengthen the punishments for distracted driving accidents are urging Maryland lawmakers to pass the bill before time runs out in the General Assembly.

04/02/2014

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Proposed Bill Would Increase Penalty For Crashes Caused By Distracted Driving

A heartbroken Maryland mother pushes for change in Annapolis. Three years after losing her young son to a texting-related crash, she made an emotional appeal to toughen up Maryland’s distracted driving laws.

02/26/2014

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Survey: 21% Access The Web While Driving

A new study indicates that a growing number of drivers aren’t paying attention to the road.

11/20/2012

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Md. Officials Look To Ban Handheld Cell Phones While Driving

The debate over driving and using a handheld cell phone is alive again, after some state politicians say the current law is too weak.

02/11/2012

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Uphill Battle To Stop Texting While Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) latest survey results are in! View them here.

12/09/2011

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Distracted Driving: AAA Says Drivers Don’t Practice What They Preach

Over the summer, AAA conducted its fourth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, and while the study’s findings are alarming, they shouldn’t surprise anyone. That’s because while many of us talk the talk about distracted driving, […]

10/07/2011

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Ten Tips to Manage Distracted Driving

With all the headlines and various safety campaigns about distracted driving, it’s easy to glaze over and think that this behavior is something someone else does, not you. The truth, however, is that nearly every […]

07/14/2011

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New Report: Teens Still Driving Distracted Despite Laws

As state lawmakers approve a bill that bans reading texts while driving, new numbers released by the federal government show teens are still distracted behind the wheel.

03/13/2011

It was January 2008 in Orlando when 26-year-old Maryland native Heather Hurd was killed. She was on the way to meet with her wedding planner. A tractor trailer driver was texting when he rammed Heather's car; she died instantly.

Driving Distracted: Md. Couple Hope Tragedy Saves Lives

More than 5,000 people die every year as the result of texting while driving but a Maryland couple is trying to change that in their daughter’s memory.

11/10/2010

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