Posts Tagged ‘distracted driving’

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A new study has just reveled that Virginia is the worst state for phone distracted drivers.

I also live right next to another top ten worst states, Maryland. Based on my personal experience I am surprised Maryland was not at the top of the list.

Zendrive’s study ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia on distracted driving and calls out “phone addicts as the primary cause.

This study was based on 160 billion miles driven by 60 million drivers.

You can check out the study for yourself here!

NOW DO NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP, this was not a study to help motorcycles, quite the opposite.

Zendrive, in a very cursory review, is a proponent of “Vision Zero” and “Road to Zero”. Both efforts are to reduce traffic deaths/injuries to zero. The only way you can do that is to get rid of motorcycles.

Getting rid of motorcycles was even a tenant of the early Vision Zero leaders until they got to much heat.  Several of those “safety leaders” have made multiple statements suggesting that motorcycles and Vision Zero could never find a real consensus.

Now almost every state and most countries have Vision Zero political organizations advocating to politicians about “saving the children”.  Do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

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We have all seen texting while driving whether or not we are in our cars or on our motorcycles. A friend sent me this info-graphic on the fines, or lack thereof, by state. It is interesting to see the WIDE differences between the states and WOW…. Alaska fines you $10,000!

My most close call with a distracted driver occurred a few years ago when a lady talking on her phone began to drift into my lane. I had nowhere to go move to and after hitting the horn and rev’ing the engine (loud pipes) I only got her attention when I kicked a large dent into her car door.

I think that this person would have driven in another car, truck or building.