Bus accidents can be fatal and catastrophic. And in many cases, they are preventable. Especially when the accident is caused by distracted driving.
On March 31, a pick-up truck crossed the center line of a two-lane road and collided with a church minibus on a rural
This weekend, Toyota will be sponsoring an event at Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem to teach local high school students about the dangers of distracted driving.
The nationwide Toyota Expectations Program has reached nearly 20,000 students and parents since it was developed in 2004. The two and
Pennsylvania drivers saw some recent legislation this past year limiting the use of handheld devices while driving. Commercial drivers are now prohibited from using their hand held devices while driving. Drivers of passenger vehicles are allowed to talk on their cell phone while driving, but
Steve Miller, who hosts the popular podcast “You Should Know” a publication of Voice2News, LLC, recently interviewed Attorney Joel Feldman, about his groundbreaking campaign to stop distracted driving.
Early on in the interview, Joel told Steve that while we see distracted driving as a youth problem,
In May 2009, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a cell phone ban, prohibiting the use of a hand held device, while driving. Hands-free devices such as blue tooth were exempt. First time offenders were subject to a $150 fine, which would double if caught again.
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania State Senate approved legislation prohibiting motorists from sending, receiving, or reading text messages while driving.
A day after this overwhelming 45-5 approval, the House sent the Bill to Governor Corbett, whom they expect to sign and make this bill a State Law.
Effective January 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prohibited texting by bus drivers.
This was an excellent safety rule enacted by the federal agency responsible for enforcing safety on commercial vehicles and preventing accidents. But the rules did not nearly go far enough.Other rules proposed
We all know how dangerous texting while driving can be. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 15 people are killed each day by a distracted driver, whether they are texting, eating, or performing some other task as opposed to keeping their eyes on