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

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 just in case, the New York Times reports that a team led by Virginia Tech University's Charlie Klauer has conducted a study to... read more

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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


 
mock DUI crash

Americans Worry Less About Dangerous Driving Habits As Fatalities Increase

For several years, traffic fatality rates in the U.S. have been falling, reaching historic lows. Though there's some disagreement about the reasons for the decline, most... read more August 23, 2013 by  2


 
Anne Murray Will Have Her Revenge On Kanye West

Anne Murray Is The Jam For Safer Teen Drivers; Kanye Loses, Again

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but maybe it is. A new Israeli study of teen drivers found that music choices affected driving ability, and that soft rock calmed driving... read more August 22, 2013 by  0


 
CarTube

It's Funny 'Cause It's True: CarTube

The interior of your car is a lot more distracting than it used to be. Not only do you have the same family and friends gabbing in your ear that you've always had, the same... read more August 19, 2013 by  1


 
AT&T texting-while-driving simulator, offered by The Peers Foundation

Drivers' Ed, Updated For The Modern World

Visit a drivers' education classroom today, and chances are, it'll look very similar to the one you sat in ten or twenty years ago: the same charts on the walls, the same... read more July 9, 2013 by  0


 
American flag

July 4 Remains The Deadliest Day For American Drivers

July 4 is many things to many people. To most U.S. adults, it's a day off. To the gregarious, it's a day to spend around the grill with friends and family. And to pyrophiles... read more June 26, 2013 by  0


 
Singing in the car

Rock On, Gold Dust Woman: Listening To Music Isn't A Distraction In The Car

Nowadays, there's plenty of stuff to distract drivers from the task at hand. Cell phones. Bluetooth headsets. Kids. But you know what's not a distraction? You know what's... read more June 21, 2013 by  0


 
Teens in car - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Ford Teen Driving Survey: Guys Speed, Girls Talk

With vehicle crashes the leading cause of death among teens, a new teen driving survey looks at teen driving practices, behaviors and perceptions – and shows some... read more June 13, 2013 by  0


 
Police car with headlights on

New Jersey Bill Would Let Police Confiscate Your Cell Phone

When we see those flashing lights, most of us know what to do: time to pull over and dig out our registration and proof of insurance from the glove box. But in New Jersey... read more June 12, 2013 by  1


 
Bluetooth headset concept by Ilshat Garipov

More Proof That Hands-Free Devices Are Distracting

If you enjoy using Bluetooth headsets or making calls through your dashboard, we have some bad news: a recent study suggests that using hands-free devices can be a major... read more May 29, 2013 by  0


 
Cellcontrol

Insurance Firm Partners With Anti-Texting Gadget-Maker: A Sign Of Things To Come?

UPDATE: See below We've seen plenty of insurance companies offering discounts for devices that track driving habits like mileage and hard braking. Now, one small U.S. insurer... read more May 21, 2013 by  0


 

 
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