Driving While Distracted (DWD)
Nationwide encourages passage of STANDUP Act
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of American teens with an average of 11 teen deaths each day. The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act of 2009 (STANDUP Act) would establish minimum requirements for state Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws. As a leader in teen driver safety, Nationwide supports this effort that may help reduce accidents, save lives and lower insurance costs.
DWD in the news
Nationwide Insurance survey: Four out of 10 Americans say they’ve been hit or nearly hit by a driver distracted by their cell phone
Nationwide Insurance released the results of its new Driving While Distracted survey, which showed four out of 10 drivers say they’ve been hit or nearly hit by a driver distracted by their cell phone. The survey also reveals new cell phone technologies are bringing new distractions behind wheel in addition to talking and texting.
Nationwide Insurance survey: Americans say they are cutting back on talking and texting while driving
Nationwide Insurance released the results of its new Driving While Distracted survey, which showed for the first time drivers making positive changes in their behavior. In fact, 40 percent of people who admit to texting while driving say they do it less often than last year.
- May 2010 survey results (PDF)
Nationwide Insurance survey shows overwhelming support for laws banning texting while driving
In the 2009 On Your Side® survey, which found that 8 in 10 Americans surveyed this month say they would support legislation restricting cell phone use while driving.
Nationwide Insurance supports national ban on texting while driving
Columbus, Ohio—Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company today stated its support for the enactment of a national ban on texting while driving.
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