A law banning hand-held cellphone use while driving in New Hampshire goes into effect on July 1.
Police in West Bridgewater showed this week that they’re serious about cracking down on distracted driving.
Distracted driving is a factor in almost six out of 10 crashes, AAA says.
A New Hampshire man was cited following a toll booth crash that was determined to have been caused by texting while driving.
Joel Feldman tragically lost his daughter when she was killed by a distracted driver.
A study showed that listening to the radio provides little risk while using voice-activated commands can provide a high risk while behind the wheel.
This weekend, state and local police will increases patrols and sobriety checkpoints to help prevent fatal car crashes.
The other winners were “Make yah Ma proud, wear yah seatbelt,” to encourage belt use and “Put down the phone! Your LOLs and OMGs can wait,” to fight distracted driving.
Drivers are invited to join MassDOT’s #DOTSPEAK contest to submit the best messages to combat road rage, distracted driving and encourage seatbelt use.
Several New Hampshire legislative proposals to cut down on distracted driving — from bans on electronic devices to outlawing applying makeup or reading a newspaper while behind the wheel — received universal support during a nearly two-hour committee hearing Tuesday.