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Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

As of today, 14 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have passed laws preventing drivers from using hand-held cell phones. A whopping 44 states (plus D.C. and the above territories) prohibit texting behind the wheel -- an act that tends to involve a... read more

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Texting while driving

AAA Study: Drivers Who Use Cell Phones Probably Have Other Bad Habits

Since we were little, we've been told not to judge books by their covers. But AAA would like to remind us of another tried-and-truism: where there's smoke, there's fire... read more January 28, 2013 by  3


 
Homer Simpson, distracted driver

Survey: 21% Access The Web While Driving, 13% Update Their Status

Holiday driving is a terrible thing. Between the stress of added traffic and anxiety about spending hours at a dinner table with obnoxious in-laws, many motorists are in... read more November 19, 2012 by  0


 
Distracted driving

True Or False: Hands-Free Calls Are Safer Than Hand-Held?

Today, 10 states and several U.S. territories have banned the use of hand-held mobile phones by drivers. The thinking behind those laws is that folks need to keep their hands... read more April 26, 2012 by  6


 
Texting while driving

NTSB Recommends Nationwide In-Car Phone, Texting Ban

It shouldn't take a government agency to figure out that texting while driving is dangerous. There's ample evidence to support the claim. But today the National... read more December 13, 2011 by  3


 
Texting while driving

Driver Reaction Time Doubles With Texting: Study

Most of us probably already recognize that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior. Still, many drivers continue to do so, despite safety warnings about distracted... read more October 6, 2011 by  0


 
Teen driving

Study: Texting Doubles Driver Reaction Time

No sane individual would argue that texting while driving is a safe practice, but it may be even more dangerous than previously thought. Reuters reports that a new study by... read more October 6, 2011 by  1


 
Texting while driving

Distracted Driving: AAA Says Drivers Don't Practice What They Preach

Over the summer, AAA conducted its fourth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, and while the study's findings are alarming, they shouldn't surprise anyone. That's because... read more October 4, 2011 by  0


 
Infographic about mobile phone usage and driving (by AccuConference)

Infographic: Taking Phone Calls While Driving Is A Bad Idea

We spend a lot of time writing about the dangers of distracted driving, and like much of the media, we tend to focus on the problem of texting and driving. But in fact... read more September 6, 2011 by  1


 
Teen driving

NHTSA Puts Industry On Notice: A Car Is Not A Mobile Device

Continuing a campaign initiated by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) addressed the... read more June 9, 2011 by  1


 
Cell Phone Safety

Yet Another Reason To Go Hands-Free In The Car: The Big C?

You've probably heard that using a handheld cellphone while driving increases your chances of being in (or causing) an accident—by some calculations four-fold. And you... read more May 31, 2011 by  0


 
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