Distracted driving must be treated ‘with the same kind of criminality and public condemnation as impaired driving:’ Op/Ed

It’s time we started treating distracted driving like impaired driving
Toronto Star, February 5, 2020

Focus of improvements in annual report card on US states’ road safety policies: Occupant safety and children; young drivers and licensing; and preventing impaired and distracted drivers

Report Card for the States Rates Those with Best and Worst Laws to Cut Traffic Deaths
FairWarning, January 29, 2020

Despite NTSB’s safety concerns, Fed’s position stays in backseat, sticks with ‘private sector leadership’ as plan for regulating US driverless tech-development

New US plan keeps autonomous vehicle standards voluntary
Associated Press, January 8, 2020

Distraction was biggest killer (again) on New Jersey roads in 2018 — driver’s cellphone-use caused the most crashes

Making a call, texting, and drinking coffee killed the most drivers last year in N.J.
N.J.com, December 28, 2019

Costly conviction — study shows how much Canadian distracted drivers can expect their insurance premium to increase to with distracted driving on their driving record

Toronto
Expect to pay higher insurance premiums for distracted driving
Toronto Sun, December 8, 2019

Calgary
In Alberta, a single distracted driving conviction could cost you hundreds each year
Edmonton Journal, December 6, 2019

App’s data shows hands-free ‘laws are having an effect but they aren’t in enough states to affect the overall levels dramatically’: Research

Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.
Bloomberg, December 5, 2019

So far, 2019 distracted driving-related crashes have killed more on Ontario’s roads than impaired driving

Smartphones, other distractions can be more deadly than impaired driving, data suggests
CBC News, October 29, 2019