Distracted Driving

Fisker, 2013 Lexus ES, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: Car News Headlines
Fisker, 2013 Lexus ES, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Honda issued a recall while GM released details regarding the 2014 Cruze Diesel. The Tesla Roadster's battery became a car meme and Murilee Martin has a new guilty pleasure. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. LG wants to end distracted...Read More»

LG Optimus LTE Android smartphone with LG Tag+
Apps, Schmaps: LG Aims To End Distracted Driving With Stickers

Mobile phones are often criticized as distractions, particularly for drivers. According to Mashable, however, handset maker LG aims to make modern life a little more focused, thanks to some well-placed stickers. Like the automobile, the television, and many other inventions, mobile phones bring...Read More»

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DOT Releases “Voluntary” Guidelines For Automakers Aimed At Curbing Distracted Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released proposed “voluntary” and “nonbinding” guidelines for automakers to encourage them to develop “less distracting” in-vehicle electronic devices. U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the...Read More»

Ford SYNC
SYNC To Be Standard On All 2013 Ford Fusion, Flex Models

Drivers who just have to make or take that call and don’t currently use a hands-free system, and may be in the market for a new vehicle, could be persuaded to check out the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion mid-size sedan and redesigned 2013 Ford Flex crossover. Why? Because Ford has just announced...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
New Studies Look At Teen Drivers And Passengers: The Other Form Of Distracted Driving

Talking on cell phones and texting may be the most widely-known examples of teen distracted driving, but two new studies just released warn of the dangers that multiple passengers pose to teen drivers. The pair of studies, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm teen...Read More»

Cellcontrol
Cellcontrol: A Smarter Solution For Distracted Drivers

We've seen a lot of tools meant to curb distracted driving, but they've all had their share of flaws. A new system called Cellcontrol looks better than most -- in part because of its unique, clever design. Like DriveSafe.ly, PhoneGuard, and SafeCell, Cellcontrol relies an app, which works on most...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Distracted Driving And Teen Driver Safety: AAA’s Big Push In 2012

With all the attention distracted driving has been getting in recent months, it should come as no surprise that the AAA is prioritizing its legislative efforts this year to focus on that issue and a related one involving teen driver safety. In fact, the AAA says their legislative agenda for 2012...Read More»

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6 Ways To End Distracted Driving

If you've kept up with coverage of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, you know that auto technology is undergoing some dramatic changes. True, flying cars and plasma drives are still a bit further down the road, but the way we interact with our vehicles today is...Read More»

Project Ignition
Project Ignition Teen Safety Leaders Share Their Perspective With DOT

For the student representatives from 10 Project Ignition National Leader Schools, January 9, 2012 was a day they’ll not soon forget. That’s the day they spent at the U.S. Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. sharing how they and their classmates are positively impacting teen...Read More»

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Safe Driving Tips For Parents: 5 From AAA That We All Can Use

With every New Year’s Day come the inevitable resolutions that many of us never quite get around to carrying out. As parents and drivers, however, there are five areas that we can and should pay attention to concerning our driving behavior, and what we model for our children. The AAA...Read More»

Distracted driving
AAA Says It's Not Too Late For 5 Safe-Driving Resolutions

We may already be three days into 2012, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it's not too late for drivers to make a few New Year's resolutions. Based on research the organization carried out in 2011, the Foundation has identified five areas in which many U.S. drivers need improvement...Read More»

Ray LaHood and President Barack Obama
Ray LaHood Say Hands-Free Calls Are A-Okay, Throws NTSB Under Bus

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board announced sweeping recommendations that would prohibit drivers from using mobile phones at all -- even for hands-free calls. But according to an article in the Detroit News, fellow fed Ray LaHood has thrown the NTSB under the metaphorical bus...Read More»

AT&T no-texting campaign on Facebook Causes
ATT Donates $2 For Every Person Who Pledges Not To Text & Drive

Want to make a charitable gift this holiday season? You could whip out your credit card and support any number of nonprofits online, but if money's a little tight why not let someone with deeper pockets make a contribution on your behalf? That's what AT&T promises to do -- and all you have to...Read More»

Texting while driving
NTSB Wants Driver Cell Phones, Texting Banned

With all the recent emphasis on driver distraction and the dangers of hand-held cell phones and texting by drivers behind the wheel, the recommendation Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to ban all handheld cell phones and text messaging devices by drivers by shouldn’t...Read More»

Car accident
Traffic Fatalities Dip To Lowest Level Since 1949

Auto sales are on the mend. Holiday shopping is booming. And now, there's a bit more good news: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has just announced that traffic fatalities for 2010 reached historic lows. In fact, the U.S. hasn't seen stats like these since 1949. In all, 32,885 people died...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Uphill Battle To Stop Texting While Driving

While 35 states currently ban texting by all drivers while driving, more than four of five young drivers admit to reading a text message while driving. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Ad Council, which just launched a national public service campaign of TV, radio, billboards...Read More»

Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active
Ford MyKey Now To Allow Parents To Block Teen Calls/Texts

This was more or less bound to happen, given all the high-profile awareness campaigns about distracted driving and teens being the riskiest group of drivers engaging in talking on cell phones and texting behind the wheel. Ford is modifying the MyKey “Do Not Disturb” function to give...Read More»

Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active
Ford's MyKey To Feature Inbound Call And Text Blocking

If you’re the parent of a new driver, Ford’s MyKey lets you set up the family car to be more teen-driver friendly. MyKey lets you limit top speed, deactivate the audio system unless front passengers are buckled up, limit audio volume, block adult content satellite radio channels...Read More»

Halloween
Halloween Safety Tips For Parents, Kids And Drivers

Children across America are begging their parents for the latest Trick or Treat costume in preparation for the annual Halloween event. While it’s easy to get caught up in the fun, it’s even more important to spend a little time talking with your children about safe trick or treating...Read More»

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