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Spain train crash may have been caused by distracted driving

According to crash investigators in Spain, the conductor involved in the catastrophic Spain train derailment was talking on his cell phone when he received at least one of the reduce speed warnings he allegedly ignored. The conductor is now facing negligent homicide charges for ignoring three reduce speed warnings in the two minutes before the train sped too quickly around a curve - 121 mph in a 50 mph speed zone - and derailed. The derailment killed 79 people and injured many more.

Proving Distraction: What Options Do Victims Have?

Yet another distraction-related crash appears to have injured a California police officer this week. A 17-year-old driver caused a chain reaction crash that ultimately caused another car to hit a motorcycle officer. The crash threw the officer from his motorcycle and hospitalized him with serious but undisclosed injuries.

Distracted Trucking: New Device Could Prevent Crashes

Distracted driving poses a significant danger in many different contexts. One area in which the consequences of a moment's distraction are especially severe is the trucking industry. Truckers spend most of their time on the road and, for many, the temptation to pass the time by texting or surfing the web is too strong.

Crash Statistics May Not Accurately Capture Cell Phone Problems

One increasingly common cause of car crashes in California and around the nation is phone-related distracted driving. It seems that hardly a month goes by without another study reporting an even higher rate of phone users who admit to texting and driving or using their phones for other distraction-related activities.

Distracted Driving: Top 10 Distraction Sources

According to a recent survey conducted by AT&T, 98 percent of Americans know that distracted driving is a dangerous activity. While phone-related distractions have received a lot of attention in recent years, any activity that takes a driver's attention off of the road can result in a serious accident and injuries.

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