NTSB Call to Arms: No call, no text, no update

Today the NTSB formally recommended a nationwide ban on texting while driving. Given the statistics cited in their press release, and the amount of near misses we’ve all experienced, this almost seems a day late. The prompt for this national ban was a multi-car accident in 2010 that was caused by a distracted driving texter: “On August 5, 2010, on a section of Interstate 44 in Gray Summit, … [Read more...]

Mass. texting ban starts this week. Will it work?

I was at a busy intersection last Friday getting the gas in my car filled up. Believe it or not, in our overly busy society where people pride themselves on independence and convenience, there are still a few old-fashioned "full service" gas stations in Massachusetts. Two exist in my home town, in fact. I enjoy the throw back to a different time and despite rumors to the contrary the gas is not … [Read more...]

Mass Teacher Fired Over Facebook Post…A sign of the times for all?

Mis-postings are not just for teens and kids...just ask Dr. June Talvitie-Siple. A teacher in the Cohasset, MA school system for 30 years, she was fired over a post she made on her Facebook page that she says now was "stupid" and "out of frustration" when she called residents of Cohasset "arrogant and snobby". As reported by the Boston Channel, she indicated that she thought she was sharing her … [Read more...]

Show 24 Preview: COPPA and Your Family

Show 24 Preview: COPPA and Your Family Do you know what COPPA* means and how it applies to your family? Tune in this week to find out, and learn to use it to keep your kids safe and sound online. *COPPA: Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Show Date: Thursday June 3, 2010 Show Time: Noon ET Show Page: www.blogtalkradio.com/drgwenn … [Read more...]