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Don't be a distracted driver: Video



It's back to school time.  And, that means, more teenagers on the roads-all at the same times!  Now, I'm sure all of our Checkered Flag parents have already lectured their young drivers about safety behind the wheel, but, just in case, here's a refresher course video.

If you are unable to view the safe driving video on this page, choose the following link and scroll down to this article.  Link:  Distracted Driving…
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Hands Free Messaging Apps for Drivers



Now all of us Checkered Flag fans know the dangers of texting while driving. However, for some reason, I still spot dozens of otherwise responsible adults staring down at their laps, no hands on the wheel, completely oblivious to the rest of us on the road, every single day.  Oh, and some of the worst offenders are those who see every red light and stop sign as a quick chance to shoot off a message.  You're still behind the wheel and not paying attention-it still counts!
 
So, what can you do about your thumb shuffling dependency?  Well, how about…
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Proposed Ban on Texting While Walking



Photo of lamp post in London newly padded to protect texting walkers.

I think all responsible drivers agree that texting while behind the wheel is one of the stupidest and most dangerous things anyone can do.  But what about texting while walking?

One New York senator, Carl Kruger, is fed up with his constituents being injured because they are ignoring simple safety precautions related to cell phones.  It might sound silly, but the texting while walking problem is actually quite serious.  Three deaths in New York have been related to the seemingly harmless act.

Article source: [myFox Boston]

State Senator…
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