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23Distracted driving blamed for 7.3 million red light violations

A new study commissioned by the National Coalition for Safer Roads and FocusDriven has found that roughly 12 percent of red light violations are caused by distracted driving. The research looked at 118 intersections in 19 communities over a three-month time span. After reviewing stoplight camera images from those intersections, researchers found that approximately 12 percent could be attributed to distracted driving. Extrapolating that evidence to the US at large, the two safety organizations cl

27New MADD-style group advocates for cell-free motoring

Plenty of our commenters have had something to say about people driving while using their cellphones, and now it looks like the issue has gotten so big it's not being left to legislators to decide where it goes. A group called Focus Driven has been created to increase public awareness of the dangers of driving and using cell phones, and to support the victims of accidents blamed on distracted driving.

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