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Study: Laws Restricting Texting Aren't Deterring Teens

Study: Laws Restricting Texting Aren't Deterring Teens

A new study finds that state laws banning driving while texting doesn't actually correspond to lower confessed rates of the activity in that state—especially among the youngest drivers. Part of it looks due to misinformation. Nearly 36 percent of respondents didn't know whether or not driving... read more

October 21, 2009 by  - 1
 
Cell Phone Safety

Don't Feel Driving Has Become Safer? Join The Club.

Over the past five years we've made some huge advances in vehicle safety, including the broader application of life-saving innovations like side-curtain airbags, electronic... read more July 28, 2009 by  1


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Study: Risk of Crash While Texting Is 23 Times Higher

Newly compiled results from more than six million miles of observed driving suggest that it's the act of taking one's eyes off the road, more than the cognitive distraction... read more July 27, 2009 by  1


 
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NY Times: NHTSA Suppressed Cellphone Distraction Research

You've likely purchased some sort of hands-free device, like a Bluetooth headset, over the past several years—if you don't already have one built into your late-model car... read more July 21, 2009 by  4


 
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