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Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Where Do Kids Learn To Text & Drive? Ford Survey Blames Mom & Dad

Ever wonder where kids pick up their unsafe driving habits? If you're a parent, Ford says that you may be the one to blame. Ford recently surveyed 908 people in the U.S.: 301 of those were tweens (age 9 - 12), 302 were teens (age 13 - 19), and 305 were parents of kids in those age ranges. The... read more

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Texting while driving

Fleet Solutions Targeting Distracted Driving On Company Time

With cellphone-related driving distraction rampant and many drivers officially on company time when they do it—and in some cases using a company phone and driving a... read more March 7, 2011 by  1


 
Rinspeed BamBoo concept

Rinspeed BamBoo: Forward-Thinking Concept, Or Deathtrap For Generation Y?

For weeks -- nay, months -- we've been puzzling over the Rinspeed BamBoo. That's not surprising; Swiss tuner Rinspeed is known for rolling out wacky, weird, and occasionally... read more March 3, 2011 by  0


 
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Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange... read more February 17, 2011 by  0


 
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Miss South Dakota Takes On Distracted Driving

If you haven't yet picked favorites for the Miss America pageant this coming Saturday night, and you're concerned about distracted driving, listen to Miss South Dakota. The... read more January 13, 2011 by  2


 
Screencap from AT&T's 'The Last Text' documentary

Video: AT&T Debuts 'The Last Text' Documentary To Fight Distracted Driving

By now, everyone should know that texting and driving is a serious problem. Last year alone, nearly 5,500 people died in car accidents caused by distracted drivers, and the... read more December 28, 2010 by  2


 
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Sleeping Rich Guy Says 'New-Car Fumes' Made Him Hit Cyclist

The laws of physics dictate that when a two-ton car hits a 150-pound rider on a 30-pound bicycle, the cyclist loses. Which is why drivers have an extra responsibility to be... read more December 15, 2010 by  10


 
Screencap from DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly Is A Top Five App, But Could Sharia Law Kill It?

One of the web's biggest tech and social media blogs has just announced its five finalists for Best Mobile App of the Year, and we're happy to report that one of the five is... read more December 6, 2010 by  0


 
Texting while driving

Is The Federal Government Planning To Disable Our Cell Phones?

"Is the Government About to Block Cell Phone Signals in Cars?" That's the molotov cocktail of a headline that Time magazine ran yesterday when it announced that U.S... read more December 2, 2010 by  2


 
PhoneGuard app

Video: PhoneGuard App Is Expensive, Intrusive, And Possibly, A Very Hot Commodity

A couple of weeks ago, SocialCarNews told you about a new app called SafeCell. Using the accelerometer features available on most smartphones, SafeCell automatically disables... read more November 18, 2010 by  2


 
SafeCell

Today In Apps: SafeCell Promises Prizes To Help Combat Distracted Driving

By now, everyone should be pretty clear on the dangers of distracted driving -- specifically, the danger of using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Transportation Secretary... read more November 1, 2010 by  2


 
2011 BMW M3 performance package

Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection]... read more October 25, 2010 by  0


 
Facebook mobile app for Android

Study Says One In Five Likes To Facebook And Drive

The last time we heard from the Royal Automobile Club, they were extolling the virtues of traveling by car, even if it meant sitting in traffic. Today, they've come out with... read more October 13, 2010 by  2


 
Texting while driving

Sometimes, Texting And Driving Are A Great Combination

We've written a lot about the dangers of distracted driving, particularly texting and driving. Say what you will about Oprah Winfrey, but she's right when she insists that no... read more September 24, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

OMG Texting While Driving Can Kill: Get the Message?

Finally, some major attention is directed to the dangers of distracted driving – specifically, the use of cell phones for texting or calling while driving. It’s... read more September 24, 2010 by  4


 
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Today in Car News: Talking and Driving, Paris Show, and MyVolt

BMW's latest tech fetish: Apple's iPod and iPad, which find new homes in cradles mounted on BMW headrests and in the place of iDrive--but only in Europe. Is it something we... read more September 20, 2010 by  0


 
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