My-DMV.org Education Center

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The My-DMV.org education center was created to be your useful public resource for any DMV related subject available for all to reference.

We strive to provide up-to-date resources to guide you through DMV and driving related issues. For some time now, our sister site has engaged in research studies to help educate drivers and benchmark state agencies. Our Education Center’s mission is to share compelling, independent commentary on subjects and issues that U.S. Drivers face daily. Follow us down the page to research projects, studies and important links we would like to share with you:

Distracted Driving

Now that cell phones, GPS and other mobile devices are everywhere, distracted driving has become a key element of concern for both the legislators and citizens. My-DMV.org’s sister site sanctioned a study of the laws on distracted driving and surveyed thousands of U.S. drivers. What was found in the research shows a huge gap in the knowledge of the drivers of the regulations enacted by the state. Let’s move to the study:

Distracted Driving Research Study

The survey on Distracted Driving, with over 4000 people across all states polled a varied cross-section of ages, genders, groups and ethnicities. Results showed that drivers are aware of the dangers of distracted driving and they are still likely to engage in the behavior as opposed to other dangerous driving acts like driving while intoxicated. Our data shows a need for stronger awareness campaigns, enforcement, penalties and technology to reduce distracted driving.

How U.S. States Regulate & Categorize Distracted Driving

Laws on distracted driving are varied greatly. Generally, distractions are more than just texting and talking on the phone while driving. Even though hands free technology is available and used, drivers are distracted. Reading or programming a GPS factors in, eating, drinking, putting on makeup, having lively or heated conversations all come under the distracted driving heading known to cause vehicle accidents.