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Be Careful Where You Film Your TikToks, Insurance Companies Are Watching
Driving while using TikTok could be used by your insurance company to increase your premiums, this does not include the fact that being on your phone and driving is illegal in many states.
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Jerry
Mar 23, 2022
Not the Best Idea: New Tesla Update Lets You Play Games In-Car
Tesla’s video game update is raising eyebrows and concerns over further increasing distracted driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Types of Distracted Driving and Why it’s a Huge Problem Right Now
The three types of distracted driving are visual, manual, and cognitive.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Texting and Driving Laws, Explained
This is a guide on texting and driving laws. Texting while driving is considered distracted driving in many states. It can lead to a ticket, a car accident, or even death.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Cell Phone Use While Driving: What's the Law?
With states across the U.S. enacting laws to combat phone use while driving, avoid getting a ticket by knowing the handheld device laws. Read this guide to learn the fines for being on your phone while driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Distracted Driving Laws and Guidelines
Distracted driving laws across the U.S. prohibit the use of various activities while driving. What do your state laws say about distracted driving?
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Much a Distracted Driving Ticket Costs You in the Long Run
Distracted driving represents a leading cause for car accidents. Tickets for texting can cost you money through higher car insurance premiums.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
The Top 5 Causes of Car Accidents
This is a list of the top 5 causes of car accidents. Read this article to learn the top causes of car accidents so you can learn how to avoid them.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
These States are Tackling Distracted Driving
Arkansas, Ohio and North Dakota are cracking down on distracted driving to make their roads safer for everyone.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
These Are the Most Annoying Habits of Drivers
Disregarding turn signals and driving below the speed limit are common habits of annoying drivers. Additionally, tailgating is a deadly and dangerous driving habit.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Distracted Driving

Does a careless driving ticket give points?
I was fiddling with the radio when I inadvertently swerved out of my lane. Luckily, no other cars were around except for the cop behind me. He gave me a ticket for careless driving but didn’t tell me how many points I’ll receive. How many points do you get for a careless driving ticket?
Eric Schad
Mar 17, 2022
What are car companies doing to stop texting and driving?
I’ve read that texting and driving is one of the leading causes of accidents in the United States. While states are cracking down with tickets and fines, what are car companies doing to curb the incidence of texting and driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 15, 2022
Does a cell phone ticket go on your driving record?
I received a cell phone ticket the other day for texting and driving. The officer caught me red-handed, so I’m not disputing the charge. I just want to know if it will have a lasting impact. Will a cell phone ticket go on my permanent driving record?
Eric Schad
Mar 18, 2022
How does distraction affect driving?
I’ve read numerous articles that state that distracted driving is almost as bad as drunk driving. I can’t really wrap my head around that. What effects does distraction have on driving?
Eric Schad
Mar 18, 2022
How many demerit points will I get for distracted driving?
I just got a ticket for texting while I was driving. Is this going to add points to my license?
Sarah Gray
Mar 08, 2022
Can you talk on the phone while driving in Georgia?
I’m moving to Georgia soon, and my work requires that I talk on the phone a lot. This means I often find myself chatting while I’m driving around and running errands. Is it legal to talk on the phone while driving in Georgia?
Sarah Gray
Mar 16, 2022
How do I avoid confusing the gas and brake pedals?
I’m generally a good driver, but there are certain situations when I can’t seem to keep the gas and brake pedals straight. What can I do so I don’t hit one when I mean to hit the other?
Sarah Gray
Feb 28, 2022
Does music distract you while driving?
I recently purchased a new car with a fantastic sound system. I cannot wait to test out the new system, but I also want to ensure that I don’t get distracted. Will playing music while driving be distracting?
Kevin Martinez
Feb 08, 2022
What is the most important thing to consider when choosing your driving speed?
My friends and I got into an argument while on a road trip the other day about how fast we were driving. I said it was fine because the roads were empty. One said it wasn’t, because it was windy, and the other said the road was too bumpy to drive at full speed. What’s the most important thing to consider when determining how fast you drive?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 24, 2022
How do you fight a distracted driving ticket?
Can I fight my distracted driving ticket? I got pulled over for the first time ever last week and I’m hoping that I can get out of the charge. What do I need to do to fight it?
Liz Jenson
Jan 24, 2022
Is eating considered distracted driving?
I have a job where I have to go between job sites. In the spirit of making good time, I always eat behind the wheel. But is eating considered distracted driving?
Eric Schad
Mar 31, 2022
Can you smoke while driving?
I sometimes get anxious when I drive, and I find that smoking helps keep me calm when I’m on the road. I know it’s a bad habit, but is it actually against the law?
Macy Fouse
Feb 21, 2022
Can you talk on the phone while driving in Massachusetts?
I travel for work and get bored on the road. There are only so many podcasts I can listen to. I’d like to use this time to catch up with friends, but I don’t want to get a ticket for being on my phone. Can I talk on the phone in Massachusetts while I’m driving?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 17, 2022
Is it illegal to wear a helmet while driving?
I wear a helmet for driving due to a previous injury I suffered. Is it illegal to wear a helmet while driving?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
What is inattentive driving?
A friend of mine has a bad habit of multitasking while driving—eating a snack, checking her calendar, I think I even saw her pluck a few nose hairs once. I want her to stop but don’t know how to word it right. What does inattention mean while driving?
Max Werner
Jan 28, 2022
Is texting and driving illegal in Virginia?
My daughter has a habit of texting while driving and I’m trying to get her to stop. She says it’s not against the law. Can you tell me, is texting while driving illegal in Virginia?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
Can you ride in a 5th wheel trailer while driving?
We’re taking our teenagers on a road trip and they want to ride in the 5th wheel trailer. Can they ride in the 5th wheel trailer while we’re driving?
Jason Tushinski
Feb 03, 2022
Is it illegal to eat while driving in California?
I grabbed lunch at a drive-thru and was driving back to work with a sandwich in my hand. Next thing I know, I’m getting pulled over! I got a ticket for distracted driving—over a sandwich. Is it really illegal to eat while you drive in California?
Mary Cahill
Jan 20, 2022
Can you sit on a pillow while driving?
My car’s front seats are hard and very uncomfortable, so long drives are quite unpleasant. I think I can fix the problem if I have a little extra cushioning on the driver’s seat. Can you sit on a pillow while driving?
Jason Tushinski
Feb 03, 2022
How many people died from texting and driving in 2015?
I have to write a paper for my driver’s ed class about how many people died over the years from texting and driving. How many texting and driving deaths were there in 2015?
Mary Cahill
Mar 08, 2022
How do I avoid distracted driving?
My friend got injured while she was texting and driving and she got a ticket for distracted driving. I don’t want to follow the same path. What can I do to avoid distracted driving?
Eric Schad
Mar 31, 2022
Can I use my phone GPS while driving?
I like to use my phone’s GPS while I’m driving so I always know where I’m going. That said, I’m not sure if it’s entirely legal. Am I allowed to use my phone GPS while driving?
Eric Schad
Feb 03, 2022
Is texting and driving worse than drinking and driving?
I’m a senior in high school, and I’ve got a big presentation coming up. I’m putting together statistics on texting and driving and hoping to find some information that would be really convincing. It seems like everybody agrees that drinking and driving is wrong, but most of my classmates are a bit more relaxed about texting and driving. Which is more dangerous: texting and driving or drinking and driving?
Samuel Todd
Feb 11, 2022
Can you talk on the phone while driving in Texas?
It’s my grandma’s birthday today but I’m stuck driving halfway across the state to pick up a friend. Can I make a phone call while driving in TX?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 17, 2022
Does a careless driving ticket affect insurance?
I received a careless driving ticket after slightly veering out of my lane after a long day at work. The officer told me he could have hit me with other violations, but I was honest with him. I know I have to pay a fine, but how will a careless driving ticket affect my insurance rates?
Eric Schad
Mar 17, 2022
Can you eat while driving?
I have a long commute to work in the morning, and I tend to pick up breakfast along the way. I drive extra carefully while I’m eating, but I worry about getting a ticket. Is it legal to eat while driving?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 08, 2022
Is Florida doing enough to prevent distracted driving?
Has Florida done anything to stop distracted driving accidents? I read something recently about how many distracted driving accidents happen in Florida and it kind of freaked me out!
Liz Jenson
Feb 08, 2022
Why would a cell phone ticket raise my insurance?
I got a cell phone ticket and my insurance rates increased. Why?
Emily Maracle
Oct 11, 2021
How does texting and driving affect your reaction time?
Texting and driving isn’t illegal in my state, but I’m trying to break myself of the habit. As part of my promise to myself to stop texting and driving, I want to learn more about how it affects my driving. How does texting affect my reaction time behind the wheel?
Eric Schad
Feb 22, 2022
How does Florida prevent distracted driving?
I’m a concerned mother who has a daughter turning 16. I’ve read a lot in the news about accidents with teens due to distracted driving. We live in Florida. What is the government doing to prevent distracted driving?
Eric Schad
Mar 18, 2022

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