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Will the new IPhone option curb distracted driving?

At last week’s World Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Apple announced a new function in its IOS 11 operating system that could curb distracted driving. After all, distracted driving (particularly texting while behind the wheel) is still a problem in the United States. The NHTSA reports that 3,500 people were killed in accidents involving distracted driving. Further, 391,000 were injured in such accidents.

Can an app cure behind the wheel cell phone addiction

If you feel like you are addicted to your phone, especially when you are driving, you are certainly not alone. According to the wireless provider AT&T, as many as one in 10 drivers video chats while on their drive home. Also, more than 60 percent of drivers admitted to texting and driving and nearly 20 percent say they regularly take steering wheel selfies.

Extreme forms of distracted driving

With a number of young drivers going on spring break, drivers around the St. Louis area may be getting nervous about more teens on the road who will be texting while driving, talking on their phones or even having complete meals while behind the wheel. Yes, most young drivers understand that texting while driving is a bad idea, but they may not realize that distracted driving goes beyond using a cell phone.

Is your new car being recalled?

When you buy a new car, you do so with the expectation that it will be in mint condition, have little if any miles on it, have that trademark new car smell.  Most importantly, you also expect that your new car be free from any defects. With the more than 15 million new cars sold across the United States, it is hard to fathom that your new car can be subject to a recall, even before you drive it off the lot.

How road rage can lead to car accidents

As technology in vehicles has advanced to focus on reducing distracted driving, there is one driving practice that may be just as dangerous but has not addressed by modern technology. “Road rage” occurs when a driver becomes so angry that he or she may use their car as a weapon to take out their frustrations, or may get out of their car to hurt someone else. Either way, such aggressive behavior can lead to accidents.

Is your hands free system safe?

With President’s Day weekend passing, auto manufacturers are not about to cancel holiday specials that apply to many new models. Most will continue such sales until February 28. This means that many of the technological upgrades that may not commonly be available (because they are cost prohibitive) will be so now. One of the most popular are hands free systems that allow drivers to make calls by pressing a button on the car’s steering wheel. These systems have gained popularity because of the notion that they are safe to use while driving. 

Why listening to your car is important

It’s no secret that auto manufacturers are getting ready for a new sales push. If you are in the market for a new car, chances are you have seen Presidents Day sales incentives. Indeed, there is a financial incentive for automakers to push new cars after the holiday season, but there is also are also safety concerns that can be addressed.

Three duties that drivers have towards pedestrians

With the volume of vehicular traffic that we experience in the St. Louis metro area, it is common for many of our posts to focus on car accidents. When you take into account the number of distracted drivers, aggressive drivers and drunk drivers on the road at peak times, it is no wonder that we have so many crashes.

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