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July 4: Still The Deadliest Day Of The Year For American Drivers

July 4: Still The Deadliest Day Of The Year For American Drivers

It's been said before, and unfortunately, it's still true: July 4 remains the deadliest day of the year for American motorists. It's particularly deadly for younger drivers. Between 2008 and 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a total of 630 people were killed on July 4 --... read more

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Distracted driving

Decide To Drive Wants "Wreckless" Driving

Backseat drivers are annoying, but then again, so are distracted drivers. Fortunately, there is a distracted driving prevention program called Decide to Drive that now helps... read more April 27, 2014 by 


 
Honda's anti-texting ad for Distracted Driving Awareness Month 2014

Honda Takes A Less-Graphic Approach In New Anti-Texting Ad: Is This More Effective?

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published a heart-stopping PSA for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Now, Honda has posted one of its own --... read more April 16, 2014 by 


 
'Manifesto' anti-texting ad from NHTSA

NHTSA Gets It Right: New Anti-Texting Ad Will Give You A Heart Attack

It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and to mark the occasion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a public service announcement that will... read more April 8, 2014 by 


 
Distracted-driving texters caught in the act  -  TWITSpotting.com

Public Shaming With Billboards: Any Less Likely To Text And Drive?

Imagine going out on the town with the boss, and seeing... yourself, caught in the act, texting while driving. That's what's happening in the San Francisco Bay Area, where a... read more March 29, 2014 by 


 
Screencap from the 'Red Thumb Reminder' campaign to end distracted driving

5 Tricks To End Distracted Driving That Are Easier Than Painting Your Nails Red

People use nail polish for a lot of things. They use it to paint their nails, obviously. They also paint keys to identify them at a glance. And, fun fact: nail polish is... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Google Glass

Google Glass Driver Cleared Of Wrongdoing: This Is Why Distracted Driving Laws Won't Work

In November of 2013, Cecilia Abadie was ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving. However, Abadie insisted that she wasn't using Glass at the time, even though the... read more January 17, 2014 by 


 
Distracted driving

Experienced Drivers Are Safer Drivers -- Until They Reach For Their Phones (Video)

You probably don't need a research scientist to tell you that young drivers are more likely to be involved in auto accidents than their older, more experienced peers -- but... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

The Driver Of That SUV Could Be A Trooper Watching You Text

If you're one of the 38.9 million American motorists planning to hit the road this Thanksgiving and you've got a penchant for texting behind the wheel, keep an eye on the... read more November 27, 2013 by 


 
Older driver with phone

Yikes: Nearly 1 In 4 Adults Surf The Internet While Driving

Bad news for foes of distracted driving: a new survey from State Farm says the problem is getting worse, even though drivers know better. In July 2013, the Annual State Farm... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
'Car mode' concept by Joey Cofone, Michael Vanderbyl, and Malin Reedijk

Does The iPhone Need A "Car Mode"? Would You Use It? (Video)

We spend a lot of time writing about the problem of distracted driving and various solutions offered by app-makers and automakers. With few exceptions, though, handset... read more November 8, 2013 by 


 
More than ten percent have participated in sexual activity while driving

Survey: 25 Percent Would Give Up Sex To Be Traffic-Free

The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
Attention Powered Car, built by Emotiv & the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

They Said It Couldn't Be Built: The World's First Attention-Powered Car

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a prototype device developed in Japan that can scan a driver's brainwaves, deterring theft and ensuring that the driver is awake and... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils "texting zones" along thruway and highways (9-23-13)

You Call Them "Rest Stops", New York Calls Them "Texting Zones"

The noble rest stop: an oasis of the interstate where weary travelers can relieve themselves, grab a soda, and do a few jumping jacks to perk up for the long drive ahead... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
A Moon Pie made by the Chattanooga Bakery

America's Favorite Food To Eat Behind The Wheel Is...

Like Lindsay Lohan and Jack Daniels or Mickey Rourke and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eating and driving make a terrible pair. For starters, munching behind the... read more September 25, 2013 by 


 
Texting while driving

New Jersey Judges Rule That Yes, You Can Be Sued For Texting A Driver

Last year, we asked the question, "If you send a text to a driver, can you go to jail if he crashes?" Most folks responded, "No" -- sometimes, "No #*$&% way!" But judges... read more August 30, 2013 by  6


 
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