27 Alerts From the DISTRACTED DRIVING Tag


CALL TODAY your State Senator to Vote NO on HB 619, Hands Free Phone while Driving Bill

Dear Louisiana NMA Members, HB 619, the hands free from phone bill will be voted on early this week by the State Senate. It has already passed the State House. We urge you to contact your elected representative and ask him or her to vote NO on this bill. Find Your State Senator HERE. The […]

Walking While Distracted–Nobody Wins: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #481

Have we become a nation of cellphone zombies? Many experts believe that the increase in distracted driving, in particular using a cellphone to text while driving, has been a big factor in the increase of traffic fatalities since 2009. Another factor apparently is distracted walking. Pedestrian deaths account for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities. […]

Immediate Attention: Oppose Indiana SB266 and House Resolution 8

Dear NMA Indiana Members, One bill and one resolution need your immediate attention. SB266 passed the Senate already and now it will soon be up for a full House vote.  On the face of this bill everything seems fine except for this section: Provides that a plain clothes law enforcement officer may make an arrest […]

Immediate Attention: Oppose HB 4466 Today!

Dear NMA Michigan Members, Next Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will be meeting and one of the bills under their consideration is HB 4466, a bipartisan bill that for all intents and purposes will not allow motorists to hold and use any personal electronic device while operating a vehicle. We ask that you […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #434

Part 1 dealt with how distracted driving enforcement campaigns, fueled by federal highway money, are also dragnets for other offenses. Part 2 examines new law enforcement tools to check on texting while driving. Currently, law enforcement has great difficulty in determining if a driver was using electronic devices before a crash (and more importantly whether […]