FROM Steven Bloch
SoCal Drivers More Distracted than Ever When AT&T asked the world-famous director Werner Herzog to produce short films on the dangers of texting while driving , he agreed. The result was the 35-minute film, From One Second to the Next . One segment is about a 5-year old nicknamed X, hit and dragged 20 feet by a distracted driver, leaving him paralyzed on a ventilator. In less than a week, Herzog's film has been viewed more than one and a half million times on YouTube alone, as we hear from Steven Block, senior traffic researcher for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
More + Drivers Are Texting behind the Wheel Texting behind the wheel was outlawed in California almost two years ago, but more drivers are doing it now than ever before. That's according to a study by the Automobile Club of Southern California , where Steven Bloch is traffic-safety researcher and policy analyst.
Hands on the Wheel – Cell Phone Law Takes Effect Tomorrow Driving while talking with a phone to your ear is a crime in California starting tomorrow. It’ll cost 20 bucks for the first offense but no points against your driving record. On the other hand, it’s legal to hold a phone while you’re dialing or sending a text message. The big question is, will the roads be safer?
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