A Texas couple's five-year-old daughter died in a car crash that involved a "Facetiming" driver. Now, the couple has filed a class action lawsuit against Apple that alleges its FaceTime app contributed to the fatal accident.
The National Safety Council (NSC) declared April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. NSC, along with the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and law enforcement throughout the country are participating in this national campaign to put a stop to distracted driving year-round.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, nine people die and more than 1,100 suffer injuries in collisions caused by distracted driving. Talking on the cell phone, eating, and using in-vehicle technologies (like GPS systems) all distract drivers from the road, but texting is the most dangerous.