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Distracted Driving

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Eating While Driving Significantly Increases Chances Of A Car Accident, Experts Say

Experts say eating while driving can increase a motorist’s chances of a car accident by 80 percent.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2013

Dan Schobel talks on his cell phone as he drives to his house July18, 2000 in Vienna, Va. Federal authorities fear the use of devices such as cell phones and mapping devices in cars can be distractions for drivers and a potential risk to highway safety. (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Teens Undergo CHP Course To Warn About Distracted Driving

Distracted-driving related accidents claimed the lives of nearly 3,500 teenagers last year. Now teens are undergoing a crash course to better learn the dangers of distracted driving.

04/02/2013

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CHP, Local Agencies Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

As part of April’s “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” campaign, local law enforcement agencies will be conducting zero tolerance enforcement on distracted drivers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2013

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‘Safe Teen Driving Week’ Kicks Off Across California Monday

Teen drivers will get a graphic dose of reality Monday, as Safe Teen Driving Week kicks off in California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/02/2012

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Study: Distracted Driving Deaths Down Since California’s Cell Phone Ban

California’s law banning drivers from using handheld cell phones is saving lives. That’s according to a U.C. Berkeley study.

03/06/2012

Distracted Driver Gets 3 Years Of Probation In Crash That Killed Baby, 4 Months

A Southern California man whose distracted driving caused a crash that killed a 4-month-baby has been sentenced to three years of probation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2011

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Texting May Have Caused Accident On 210 Freeway

A 22-year-old driver involved in a crash on the Foothill (210) Freeway apparently sent a text message at some point before the accident.

01/22/2011

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CHP Cracks Down On Distracted Drivers

California Highway Patrol officers and other law enforcement agencies will be out in full force Tuesday and Wednesday to make sure drivers aren’t texting or using their cell phones without wireless headsets.

10/05/2010

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Tech Minute: Tips To Avoid Distracted Driving

We all know it’s not safe to talk on your phone or text while driving. Most of us want to do the right thing but our discipline can be weak when there are calls and messages coming in.

08/19/2010

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