The study, dubbed the "Observational Study of Cell Phone and Texting Use Among California Drivers" notes whether unwitting subjects were "holding phone to ear with hand," "talking on headset or bluetooth," "manipulating handheld device," or "talking on handheld device." Scientific methods are then utilized to compile and analyize the data at UC Berkeley.
The final data included a total of 5,664 vehicle observations from 129 sites across the Golden State. The study notes that "For the highway sites, only controlled exit ramps with either a stop sign or a traffic light were included." It contines "A single observer was positioned at the controlled intersection, whenever safe and possible on the driver's side of the road. After completing observation at the assigned sites, field observers submitted forms and all additional documentation... In total, 26.6% of all observations were made at highway exit ramps, including major California routes and freeways, and 72.8% were completed on surface streets."
The seventeen counties included in the study were Alameda, Butte, El Dorado, Kern, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, Tulare, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Riverside. Five of the largest counties, L.A., Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego, are said to account for 53.6% of all daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) on California roadways.
The California Highway Patrol mentioned the report in a press release, proudly noting that "More than 57,000 drivers were ticketed for handheld cell phone talking or texting during April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month." The final report stated, in part,
"The data collection was conducted between February 20, 2012, and April 11, 2012, by Ewald & Wasserman Field Observer teams based out of the San Francisco Bay Area and a southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) area. Data collection times ranged from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and included weekend days and weekdays. The field observers were rigorously trained in the methodology and protocols and assigned batches of location sites where they would conduct the 45-minute observation. The field observers were monitored and managed by the E&W Project Manager throughout the study period...The teams were instructed to contact the Project Manager regarding site identification issues, weather, or safety concerns....The field observers were provided with a packet of materials which included observation forms, specific site locations, a validation letter on UC Berkeley SafeTREC and OTS letterhead for respondents inquiring about the purpose of the observations, and guidelines for procedures while in the field."Contrasting their current and previous reports, some interesting tidbits in the report include the following facts:
The study notes that "A positive confirmation of any one of those three behaviors ( holding a phone to the ear, manipulating a hand-held electronic device while driving, or talking on a hand-held device) with an observed driver was coded as "distracted driving by electronic device."
The report's conclusion stated, in part,
"As the trend toward increased smart phone ownership increases, so do safety concerns. Given NHTSA's 2009 report that 24,000 (5%) of people injured in distracted-driving-related crashes cited cell phones as the distraction and that 16% of fatal crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving, this growth in phone use causes concern (7)... The substantial and dramatic growth in those manipulating hand-held devices deserves attention. New research is documenting the impact of mobile device use, especially talking and texting while driving, and its relation to crashes. At the same time, states are developing programs and policies to address this concern. Research must continue to explore the impact on hand-held vs. hands-free mobile device use, and to explore the impact of different types of mobile phone use, using voice-activated controls, GPS, etc. in driving and safety."A screenshot of the form the freeway snoops used is at the very bottom of this page.
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With New Federal 'Rest Rules' Taking Effect July 1st, Feds questioned on why they already violate existing rules 6/18/13
Texas Delgation to Israel will "meet with high level Israeli government officials" 6/17/13
Google honors dead athiest homosexual holocaust survivor who drew pics of naked boys 6/10/13
FLORIDA GOVT IN A FRENZY OVER BEING EXPOSED
Watch these poor idiots turn in their guns for a few boxes of donuts. OutRAGEOUS!!
Jews Suing Jimmy Carter over Palestine book represented by 'Dancing Israelis' Lawyer 5/29/13 [I was on Dr. Kevin Barrett's show May 29th discussing this article and related issues. The MP3 can be downloaded/heard here. 2nd hour.]
9/11 Widow & lawyer sanctioned for motions which "reflect anti-Semitism in a raw and ugly form.": LibertyFight.com has obtained an exclusive copy of the court decision against 9/11 widow.
Jane's Addiction/Lollapalooza frontman Perry Farrell confronted on Bin Laden, 9/11 by pro-Palestinian 9/11 truther: Grotesque mock baby-murder ritual plays out on stage while Zionist Farrell sings
U.S. Dept of Defense googling 'Bishop Richard Williamson Boston Bombings' 5/21/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , SecretsOfTheFed.com , redicecreations.]
9/11 Widow & lawyer sanctioned for motions which "reflect anti-Semitism in a raw and ugly form." 5/18/13
City which warned "lock your doors and load your guns" to hold massive gun buyback program to disarm residents
Bishop Richard Williamson: "Boston Bombing Was Another False Flag, Only The People Waking Up Could Possibly Save America." May 14, 2013 [Featured on DavidIcke.com , truthjihad.com , factsnotfairies , Veterans Today , 2012indyinfo , Patriot Gun Shop , beforeitsnews.com , peoples trust toronto , WhatReallyHappened.com , The Aussie Digger , revolutionradio.org , TheInfoUnderground.com , z10.invisionfree.com , truth11.com.]
As Press Fades, L.A. Motorists Start Paying Red-light Camera Tickets Again (Even Though They Don't Have To.) May 13, 2013
Man Who Open-Fired On Cops With AK-47 Had "Resistance To Tyranny" Book In Car 5/5/13
TX Senator on Gun-Toting Vet's Arrest: "Stories like these are why I filed SB897" 5/2/13 [Featured on WhayReallyHappened.com.]
Bill protecting those who film police moves through TX Legislature 5/1/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com.]
Feds Re-Indict 65 year-old delusional man accused of plotting to kill abortion doctors [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , topix.com , infopig.com , bignewsnetwork.com , shovelcity blog , Progressive Democrats of America , OpEdNews.com , realclearliberty.com , scaruffi blog , marketfreedom.com. The FBI has also visited this article.]
Corporate dinosaur media copying independent grassroots blogs verbatim 4/27/13
NOTE: Visit our new website DontWakeMeUp.Org - Trucker's Civil Rights for more information on the Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit filed against the Texas Troopers for illegally demanding ID. You can also join the mailing list for updates.
Cop at Suspicionless Checkpoint Starts Barking Orders, But Then Flees from Camera
Creepy DHS Supervisor tries to open vehicle door when motorist asks officer's name 4-17-13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened, Economic Policy Journal, LewRockwell.com , RomanCatholicReport.com , battlefourtimes, and many others.]
DontWakeMeUp.Org Launched As Civil Rights Lawsuit Proceeds Against Texas Troopers
Motorist puts police in their place at suspicionless internal checkpoint December 2, 2012 [Must see video- Featured on PrisonPlanet.com].
Who says you can trust the government? NYPD lists police killed by 9/11 environmental toxins April 7, 2013 [Featured on RomanCatholicReport.com and WhatReallyHappened.com.]
Stockton is bankrupt, but their police continue trying to stop people from filming in public April 2, 2013
Oppressing the poor and defrauding a laborer of his just wages: "sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance" April 1, 2013
Easter 1939: Father Charles E. Coughlin warns of the war propagandists, their system of financial control & their evil "blood business" [Featured on RomanCatholicReport.com , WhatReallyHappened.com , Republic Broadcasting Network, Fourwinds10.net , cottage-two , rustymetals.com , usapartisan, & scoop.it.]
Man who hit cop in self-defense is acquitted, with help of friend's video footage March 28, 2013 [Featured on educate-yourself.org , WhatReallyHappened.com and strike-the-root.com.]
Lunatic CHP cops go berzerk as female motorist successfully demands her rights under CA Vehicle code 3/22/13 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com , Economic Policy Journal, From the Trenches World Report , The Daily Paul (most popular of the day), Fourwinds10.net, and TheLibertyCaucus.com.]
Remember the guy who called George H. W. Bush a murderous, Zionist, peice of $h!t at a Houston Pizza place in 2010? This story is about him and what he's been up to lately:
NO, Obamacare does not include any provision for RFID microchipping March 3, 2013 [Featured on the Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show.]
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly blatantly lies about past NY gun confiscation on national radio January 20, 2013 [Featured on WhatReallyHappened.com and Republic Broadcasting Network.] [NYPD, The City of New York, The New York State Senate, and countless other spook/govt agencies have visited this article numerous times.]
Internal Documents in TX Trooper lawsuit: Cops admit "the passenger is under no obligation to comply with request" for ID
Catastrophic Bridge Collapse in Washington State reveals importance of sleep for Truckers as NTSB investigates the sleep records of driver
4/17/13: DontWakeMeUp.Org goes viral immediately after public launch: People from across the world along with Corporations, Universities, Law Firms, as well as State and Federal government agencies have visited DontWakeMeUp.Org since our release on Tuesday, April 16th. We will have an "our visitors" page outlining the government visitors soon.
4/16/13: WOKEN UP AGAIN! The irony of, on the very day I launch my new website DontWakMeUp.Org, it happens. Again. Today. UNREAL. Watch how these lunatics change course the second they see the camera. Keep your cameras ready, folks! The article and video can be seen here.
April 16, 2013:
DontWakeMeUp.Org Launched As Civil Rights Lawsuit Proceeds Against Texas Troopers
Motorist puts police in their place at suspicionless internal checkpoint December 2, 2012