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Apple to unveil new anti-distracted driving software: Is it enough?

After spending years talking about its commitment to reducing distracted driving, smartphone manufacturer Apple earlier this month unveiled an enhanced "do not disturb" mode in its upcoming iPhone operating system.

NSC to hold Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April

The number of distracted driving accidents in Virginia and around the country has increased alarmingly in the past several years, and most road safety advocates have concluded that an epidemic of cellphone use while behind the wheel is largely to blame. The National Safety Council observes its annual Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, and data from two surveys suggests that efforts to reduce driver distraction could save even more lives than previous campaigns aimed at curbing drunk driving.

Did someone else's drowsy driving cause your car accident?

Imagine getting an early start on your cross country road trip at 4 a.m. The traffic will be light, so you will be able to log some serious miles before the rush hits. As you drive out of town, a car you were passing veers into your lane, so you take evasive action to avoid it. You had to put your car in a ditch to avoid the other driver.

5 frightening TBI symptoms after a car accident

Doctors learn more about brain injuries every day, but they remain challenging and facts can be elusive. Part of the issue is that traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can impact people in different ways. Doctors must review each case individually. If you're a 30-year-old man and you're involved in a head-on collision, striking your head on the dash, you could have drastically different symptoms than a 60-year-old man or a 12-year-old girl, both of whom were involved in nearly identical accidents and also hit the dash.

Roadways in Virginia may be getting more dangerous

Due to recent figures that indicate a rise in traffic deaths, the National Safety Council is calling for a number of new regulations to make the roads safer. The NSC is calling for all cell phone use to be banned in automobiles as well as a three-tiered driver licensing system for motorists under the age of 21.

4 points parents of young children should remember in a car crash

Parents do everything they can to keep their children safe. However, sadly, there are some instances in which parents can't do this. One of these occurs when another driver crashes into your vehicle. Your first thought when this happens will be for your young child who is in the car seat in the backseat of the vehicle. Be sure to contact 911 to get help to scene right away.

Snapchat filter may encourage reckless driving

For many Virginia residents, Snapchat is a way to stay connected to family and friends. However, there is concern that one Snapchat filter may be encouraging reckless driving. This speed filter, which shows just how fast a person is driving when the app is being used, has been linked to several traffic fatalities.

5 tips for avoiding crashes during the busy holiday season

The holidays can bring out the best or the worst in drivers. Getting into an accident means you might have to seek legal advice and go through the effort of negotiations or a trial for compensation, and that's something few people want to have to go through. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to avoid collisions with drivers who aren't being cautious.

New Virginia signage attempts to reduce reckless driving

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is taking a new step to make state highways safer. The department will be posting signs on Interstate 95 and Interstate 81 reminding drivers that they can be charged with reckless driving if they exceed the 70 mph speed limit by just 10 mph. The department will post these signs in sections of the highways where VDOT has found a higher incidence of motorists exceeding the speed limit.

Reducing traffic fatalities to zero

In a move that may well set the bar for safety to the highest possible standard, the Obama administration has announced a goal of eliminating traffic-related injuries and deaths in Virginia and elsewhere across the country by the end of 2046. According to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, accomplishing this goal within the stated 30-year time frame will demand a commitment to think differently about safety on America's roadways from all concerned.