Gabatron Morning Briefing – 3-26-15: Distracted Driving

Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from prison today.

A new study from AAA suggests that teen distracted driving is a bigger problem than most people realize. They looked at 1,700 videos of crashes involving teens and found that in 60% of them the driver was distracted.

Scotland is preparing to ban smoking in cars with children present.

The United States Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with one count of desertion and one count of misbehavior before the enemy. If Bergdahl is tried and convicted under a court martial, he could serve life in prison for misbehavior or five years in prison for desertion.

The voice recorder indicates that one of the pilots of the German plane that crashed in the French Alps was locked out of the cockpit before the jetliner crashed. Apparently the co-pilot was actually trying to crash the airplane.

Plus, congrats to NASA’s Opportunity rover for roving 26.2 miles on Mars, completing it’s first marathon. It took 11 years and two months.

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