Skip to main content
Category

driving

Get serious about distracted driving

By accident, agent, crash, designated, distracted, Distracted Driving, do not disturb, drinking, driver, driving, eating, focus, independent, Insurance, NHTSA, passenger, phone, prevent, protect, pull over, radio, safe, serious, smartphone, talking, teens, text, texting, tips, tuning radio
distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

The post Get serious about distracted driving appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Get serious about distracted driving

By accident, agent, crash, designated, distracted, Distracted Driving, do not disturb, drinking, driver, driving, eating, focus, independent, Insurance, NHTSA, passenger, phone, prevent, protect, radio, safe, serious, smartphone, talking, teens, text, texting, tips, tuning radio
distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

The post Get serious about distracted driving appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Get serious about distracted driving

By accident, agent, crash, designated, distracted, Distracted Driving, do not disturb, drinking, driver, driving, eating, focus, independent, Insurance, NHTSA, passenger, phone, prevent, protect, pull over, radio, safe, serious, smartphone, talking, teens, text, texting, tips, tuning radio
distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

The post Get serious about distracted driving appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

New test for distracted driving: Textalyzers

By accident, agent, auto, automobile, breathalyzer, call, car, cell, charge, civil, distracted, Distracted Driving, drive, driver, driving, independent, Insurance, liberties, phone, police, prevent, privacy, protect, rights, roadside, search, test, text, textalyzer, ticket, truck, vehicle
distracted-driving-textalyzers

Lawmakers in a handful of cities and states are considering allowing police to use devices called textalyzers to test for suspected cell phone use at the scene of car accidents.

The post New test for distracted driving: Textalyzers appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Distractions contribute to pedestrian deaths, injuries

By accident, agent, bike, car, crash, crossing, crosswalk, damage, defensive, distracted, distraction, driver, driving, hurt, independent, injuries, injury, Insurance, motor, motorist, obstruct, pedestrian, prevent, protect, Safety Tips, scooter, vehicle, view, visible, walk
pedestrian-crossing

“I didn’t see them!” That’s usually the first thing someone says when they’ve been involved in a vehicle-pedestrian crash. The latest statistical year shows that 5,977 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes – one every 1.5 hours, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures. In addition, 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries. While these figures remained about steady compared with the prior year, the numbers are still alarming.

The post Distractions contribute to pedestrian deaths, injuries appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More

Smartphones: The distraction is killing us

By accident, accidents, agent, bicyclist, car, cell, cognitive, collide, collision, crash, crashes, daydreaming, device, distract, distracted, Distracted Driving, distracting, distraction, drinking, drive, driver, driving, eating, electronic, fatal, fatality, grooming, hands, independent, injure, injured, injury, Insurance, killed, manual, motor, motorist, pedestrian, phone, reading, safe, safety, smartphone, text, texting, truck, van, vehicle, video, visual
distraction-smartphone-distracted-driving

The advent of the smartphone has brought with it a deluge of texting and other distractive behavior while driving a vehicle. Distraction is not confined to the young and restless – we see people of all ages, genders and backgrounds using phones when they should be driving.

The post Smartphones: The distraction is killing us appeared first on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog.

Read More