Texting And Driving
In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Plantation fire officials said a woman hit a tree in the median along University Drive near NW 5th Street while she was texting. Pictures from the Plantation Fire Department showed the aftermath of the single car crash.
Texting and driving don’t mix well. A driver in Plantation found that out the hard way early Thursday morning.
A Fort Lauderdale area student was one of the top winners of a video competition to encourage safe driving. David Ramirez is hoping his video can help teen drivers get their eyes off their phones and focus on the road.
There’s a new killer in Florida, more dangerous than drunk driving. It’s already outlawed in 44 states but it’s still legal in Florida. It’s the “new” drinking and driving, known as texting and driving, but should it be outlawed in Florida?
Most kids know using a mobile phone while driving is a bad idea, but nearly 60-percent of high school seniors admitted in a recent CDC study that they text while driving. Now a new free app called DriveScribe is a game-changer. It takes the mobile phone and turns it from detractor into driving coach and rewards teens for safe driving.
If you’ve driven in South Florida, you’ve at one time or another been behind a person driving slowly and weaving as they try to send a text message. A new study found that the texters make driving even more dangerous for everyone.