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Research: Could Texting Laws Be Increasing Crashes?

Research: Could Texting Laws Be Increasing Crashes?

If you know that talking or texting while driving is illegal, are you just as likely to do it, but in a more concealed way that takes your eyes away from the road and jeopardizes safety? That's one of the potential explanations for new data from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the research... read more

September 28, 2010 by - 1
 
The 'Open Spot' app for Android

Parking Problems? Google Offers An App (And Good Karma) For That

For commuters and urbanites, we have good news, bad news, and good news. First, the good news: Google Labs has just launched an Android app that may help you find a parking... read more July 12, 2010 by 0


 
Texting while driving

Do You Text And Drive? Your Doctor Might Want To Know

Texting while driving: It’s a known vice; it endangers the welfare of others; and now your doctor might try to talk to you about it. In the last issue of the New England... read more July 1, 2010 by 0


 
SIRIUS XM on Android

Sirius XM: Now Available On Android Handsets

Owners of Blackberries, iPhones, and iPods have been enjoying Sirius XM through their handheld devices since last year, and now, the popular music/talk/news radio service is... read more June 2, 2010 by 9


 
Thumb Wars - "thumb socks" texting and driving PSA

Thumb Socks Wage War Against Texting While Driving

Most of us adults--and teen drivers--now know that texting while driving is bad news. Yet about three fourths of all teens admit to texting while driving, even though the... read more April 26, 2010 by 2


 
Ray LaHood and President Barack Obama

Phone In One Hand, Ticket In The Other: Ray LaHood Gets Serious About Distracted Driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has worked tirelessly to curtail distracted driving. Now, he's funding a pilot program designed to raise awareness about the dangers... read more April 8, 2010 by 2


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Are You Risking My Life By Driving While Talking or Texting?

  Not sure how many people saw the ad in AutoWeek a few weeks ago that showed a pistol and a blackberry with blood all over the background. I thought it was one of the most... read more March 23, 2010 by 1


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

New Jersey Serious About Ticketing Handheld Talking, Texting

When New Jersey tells you not to use a handheld cellphone to talk or text while driving, they mean it. In the 23 months since New Jersey's ban of talking or texting on... read more March 8, 2010 by 21


 
Teen driving

Parents: 'Cell Cease' App Prevents Your Kids From Texting And Driving

Given all the news about distracted driving -- especially the problem of teens and their tendency to text behind the wheel -- it was only a matter of time before someone came... read more March 3, 2010 by 2


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Bluetooth Blues: Why Won't Your Phone And Car Play Nice?

If you upgrade to one of today's most popular high-end smartphones—like the iPhone or a Blackberry—from a standard flip-phone, you might be surprised to find that you can... read more February 8, 2010 by 0


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Cellphone Laws Aren't Reducing Crashes, Finds Safety Group

Here's a surprising result: Looking purely at the frequency of crashes before and after enactment, new laws that restrict the use of handheld cellphone use (calling and/or... read more January 29, 2010 by 4


 
Texting behind the wheel

Texting Ban For Commercial Drivers A Bellwether For Full Ban?

Truck or bus drivers who text while driving a commercial vehicle could be fined up to $2,750 as part of civil or criminal penalties. That's what U.S. Transportation Secretary... read more January 26, 2010 by 12


 
Ford Microsoft SYNC

Bluetooth Pairing: Getting Better, Still Sometimes Maddening

If you drive several different vehicles, or have several cellphone or smartphone handsets to juggle, you're likely familiar with the frustration: Not every phone will pair... read more January 6, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Kia Sorento

Microsoft-Powered 'Your Voice' To Debut On 2011 Kia Sorento

Kia is no longer taking second stage with respect to in-car technology. This week it's showing a new voice-control system for communication and audio that sounds every bit as... read more January 5, 2010 by 2


 
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Self-Healing Paint Makes The Jump From Fenders To Phones

Nissan developed self-healing paint to protect vehicles from the surface damage caused by parking lots, home garages, and the like. Known as "Scratch Shield", it's appeared... read more November 30, 2009 by 0


 
Driver behind wheel, from Ford Sync Rock On ad

How to Make Hands-Free Calls Safer at Speed: Move Voices Around

The dangers of distracted driving are top of mind these days, what with recent studies on the risks, a Department of Transportation summit meeting, and even automakers... read more November 9, 2009 by 1


 

 
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