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

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 -- one that takes a considerably less graphic approach. Is one more effective than the other? As you'll see from the clip... read more

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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


 
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


 
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


 
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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
Screencap from 2011 Toyota Sienna ad campaign

The Biggest Driving Distraction For Parents? It's Not What You Think

We all remember what it was like to be a kid, trapped in the back seat, cutting up with brothers or sisters or schoolmates. Our parents would turn around and give us "that... read more May 7, 2013 by 


 
Rafael de Mestre's Crashed Tesla Roadster (via Facebook)

U.S. Highway Fatality Rate Rises For First Time In Six Years

U.S. drivers may have felt safer than ever on the road in 2012, thanks to ever-better vehicle protection. Yet the number of people killed on U.S. highways took an alarming... read more May 3, 2013 by  1


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Six Rules Of The Road You Should Observe (But Probably Won't)

Journalists who cover the auto industry drive a lot of cars. Which means we like to think we know a little more about driving than other people. Not you, of course... read more May 2, 2013 by  17


 
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