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Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

As of today, 14 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have passed laws preventing drivers from using hand-held cell phones. A whopping 44 states (plus D.C. and the above territories) prohibit texting behind the wheel -- an act that tends to involve a... read more

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Homer Simpson, distracted driver

General Motors May Be The First To Offer Cars That Detect Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving is a hot topic these days. Beyond the usual distractions of burgers, babies, and blush, now we have to deal with smartphones, infotainment systems, and a... read more September 2, 2014 by 


 
Automobile accident, Washington, D.C., 1923

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... read more July 2, 2014 by 


 
Homer Simpson, distracted driver

Study: Adults Talk & Text While Driving, Even Though They Know Better

In theory, adults are wiser than children. They've had more life experiences, they've seen ups and downs, they know what's good for them and, presumably, what's not. That's... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Drivers Hate Texters, Love Classic Rock, And Other Findings From Expedia's Road Rage Report

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer driving season, and to get you in the mood, Expedia has published its annual Road Rage Report. Some of the findings may... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Another Study Confirms That Parents Use Cell Phones While Driving

We tend to think that adults are smarter than children. Over the years, they may have become less inquisitive and more hesitant, but still, all that life experience ought to... read more May 1, 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 


 
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 


 
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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