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What is Distracted Driving?

According to ICBC, distracted driving was involved in of one in four deaths on BC roads – 78 people die each year because someone wasn’t paying attention to the road. But what is distracted driving? It’s any activity that takes your attention away from the road while you’re operating a vehicle. This includes things like…
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What is the Textalyzer?

If you’re drinking and driving and get pulled over, the police will likely ask you to provide a Breathalyzer sample to determine the level of alcohol in your blood. But what if you’re texting while driving? Get ready for the Textalyzer. Advances in technology are making it possible to determine whether or not a driver…
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Talk To Your Kids about Distracted Driving

Snapchat, HipChat, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, good ol’ texting – we get it! There’s an endless array of ingenious apps out there to let people connect and communicate from their smartphones and your kids are probably using most of them. But one place where smart apps are just plain stupid? When you’re behind the…
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Stopping Distracted Driving on the Job

Mobile technology makes it so much easier to stay connected to your work no matter where you are. But one place where it can hurt more than help is when you’re behind the wheel of a car. Wherever you may work, a smartphone keeps you in touch with your team, on schedule, and knowing where…
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Distracted Driving Deaths Increase

Compared to decades ago, our roads and highways are safer. We’ve added more safety features to our cars, build them to be more crash-proof, and have safer infrastructure. The majority of people are wearing their seatbelts and the message about not drinking and driving has been gaining traction. But then the cellphone came along and…
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Driverless Tesla in Fatal Crash

There are as many as 11,000 motor vehicle accidents every day in North America. But one accident this past May wasn’t your typical car crash. It was the first time someone died while using driverless technology. A 40 year-old Florida man was killed when the Autopilot feature in his Tesla failed to recognize an oncoming truck.…
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Can Technology Curb Drunk Driving?

There are two things you should never mix with driving: drinking and your cellphone. But is it possible that your phone can actually help eliminate the risks of drinking and driving? There is an app for that! And a few other ways that technology can prevent you from driving while impaired. In Canada, drivers are…
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V2V Communication Prevents Accidents

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication) is making headlines in the car technology realm. Along with self-driving technology and advanced infotainment systems, V2V communication is meant to save lives. It was created to curb driver error, lack of attention, failure to look around and bad judgment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has stated that 81%…
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