#DFF: The Distraction Free Fridays Finale

We have come to an end in the #DFF campaign, but we are sure that it will go on in our minds and actions from now on. When we initiated we wanted to raise awareness of this issue, as well as to find realistic solutions that could be applied at all levels. We have found not only actions, but human voices that tell their stories, helping others to understand the danger behind the distracted driving behavior. The main takeaway for me is that there is no single policy, technology or action that will stop this behavior; there is a need for awareness and involvement of many different players – government, society and businesses. Keep the #DFF pledge with you every day!

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Industry Pulse: NHTSA Administrator David Strickland talks distracted driving (via Be Car Chic)

In an exclusive interview with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) David Strickland, who serves as the agency’s Administrator, Be Car Chic asked about distracted driving and the agency’s combined efforts with the Department of Transportation (DoT) to curb this bad behavior. Administrator David Strickland has been championing safer, distraction-free driving since the beginning […]

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#DFF Technology to prevent Distracted Driver: the less you notice it, the better

Abstinence is the only way to prevent problems caused by risky behavior; therefore abstinence is the only way you can totally prevent distracted driver accidents. However, it is also clear that not everyone wants to follow the abstinence path. What technology options are already out there – with the highest success rate – to avoid […]

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#DFF: Congress may legislate to curb distracted driving (via Be Car Chic)

This post is part of a campaign to prevent distracted driving headed by Be Car Chic and Beltrán About Cars. Please read our launch post from April 29th, and join us on Facebook and Twitter (@BeCarChic and @Cars_blog) to take the Distraction Free Fridays (#DFF) pledge. The following post was written by Melanie Batenchuk and is Part II of the blogs focusing […]

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#DFF Prevent Distracted Driving this Memorial Day weekend

This post is part of a campaign to prevent distracted driving headed by Be Car Chic and Beltrán About Cars. Please read our launch post from April 29th, then join us here, on Facebook and Twitter (@BeCarChic and @Cars_blog) to take the Distraction Free Fridays (#DFF) pledge. Also remember that by sharing your tips in our contest post you can win a […]

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The new EPA MPG labels and how we influenced them

This post is a public recognition to my team formed by MBA students (now alumni) from Michigan State University that presented the research Gen-Y: Attitudes towards Sustainability and Green. In January 2010 a team of MBA students from Michigan State University (MSU), led by marketing professor Clay Voorhees and coached by marketing guru Chris Grindem, presented the […]

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#DFF announcing the Distraction Free Fridays contest and give away!

This week, we’re taking a break from talking policy and technology. Instead, we are excited to announce a great contest for friends of Distraction Free Fridays #DFF! Thanks to Sears Automotive and Got2bWireless, we will be hosting a contest and giving away “The Voice” – the intelligent hands-free solution – to one lucky winner. Keep […]

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#DFF: distracted driving grows with the proliferation of technology

This post is part of a campaign to prevent distracted driving headed by Be Car Chic and Beltrán About Cars. Please read ourlaunch post from April 29th, then join us here, on Facebook and Twitter (@BeCarChic and @Cars_blog) to take the Distraction Free Fridays (#DFF) pledge. The following post was written by Carlos Beltrán and focuses on technology´s role in distracted […]

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#DFF: Laws could shape drivers’ behind-the-wheel behavior (via Be Car Chic)

This post is part of a campaign to prevent distracted driving headed by Be Car Chic and Beltrán About Cars. Please read our launch post from April 29th, then join us here, on Facebook and Twitter (@BeCarChic and @Cars_blog) to take the Distraction Free Fridays (#DFF) pledge. The following post was written by Melanie Batenchuk and focuses on how […]

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#DFF: A campaign to prevent distracted driving

Please join us here at Beltran About Cars or at Be Car Chic, on Facebook and Twitter (@BeCarChic and @Cars_Blog) for Distraction Free Fridays (#DFF). April is distracted driving awareness month, but awareness should not end at the turn of a calendar page. Today marks the launch of a distracted driving awareness program called Distraction […]

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