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August 5, 2013

Employer cell phone policy urged in wake of train crash

The human brain is incapable of simultaneously processing two cognitively demanding tasks, such as talking with someone on a cell phone while operating a vehicle.


July 12, 2011

NHTSA: Enforcement deters distracted driving

Two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. In Syracuse, N.Y., because of high-visibility enforcement, both handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, Conn., there was a 57 percent drop in handheld use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.


June 3, 2011

Maine latest state to ban texting while driving

With the addition, 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam have now banned text messaging by all drivers. Eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have prohibited all hand-held cell phone use while driving.


March 7, 2011

Union: TTC cell phone crackdown unreasonable

Toronto Transit Commission management is firing operators for using their cell phones even when they aren’t driving, claims the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 president. Agency officials say they are just notifying employees about cell phone usage rules.


January 18, 2011

Study: Transit drivers involved in collisions twice as likely to use phone while driving

While handheld cell use is the most commonly identified risky distraction, eating and/or drinking while driving is not far behind. In fact, drivers involved in one or more collisions are 1.8 times more likely to regularly eat or drink while driving.


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