26 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 […]

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 […]

Is Distracted Driving the new Drunk Driving? Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #433

Distracted driving of any kind can be instantly dangerous. Each April the federal and state governments conduct a public awareness campaign on the dangers of distracted driving that bombards motorists with media messages which leads to increased command-and-control enforcement. There can be many different distractions for drivers but among the most controversial is the use […]