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New App Takes Clever Approach To Curb Distracted Driving

New App Takes Clever Approach To Curb Distracted Driving

We all know that using a cell phone behind the wheel is a bad idea. Texting is the worst offense, but even gabbing on a hands-free headset isn't perfect. We've seen an array of apps to combat the problem of distracted driving, most of which rely on a phone's built-in accelerometer to determine when... read more

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Texting while driving

Ford Is First To Support Cell Phone Ban. Will Sync Sales Soar?

Yesterday, Ford announced its support of a federal law banning the use of handheld cell phones by drivers. It's the first automaker to do so, and as a result, it's received... read more July 12, 2011 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Study: Most Drivers Are Distracted 25% - 50% Of The Time

By now, everyone agrees that distracted driving is a serious problem. What everyone might not agree on, however, is what constitutes "distracted driving" in the first place... read more July 11, 2011 by  2


 
Texting while driving

States Toughen Hands-Free Laws, Close Enforcement Loopholes

Don't take talking and texting rules too lightly. As data continues to stream in about the dangers of hand-held cellphone distraction, state legislators—and highway... read more June 17, 2011 by  2


 
Cars 2 distraction campaign - Disney and U.S. DOT

Cars2, Disney, And U.S. DOT: Only Bad Guys Drive Distracted

"Sometimes we all need a distraction...but never while driving," a voice says, as talking vehicles cover the screen. A new spot, from the U.S. Department of Transportation... read more June 16, 2011 by 


 
Cell Phone Safety

Yet Another Reason To Go Hands-Free In The Car: The Big C?

You've probably heard that using a handheld cellphone while driving increases your chances of being in (or causing) an accident—by some calculations four-fold. And you... read more May 31, 2011 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Share 'Faces Of Distracted Driving,' Hang Up This Holiday Weekend

If you're planning to be out on the highways this Memorial Day weekend, you'd best focus on keeping safe and focused on driving. Patrols are expected to step up enforcement... read more May 24, 2011 by  1


 
Ford's Safe Driving Survey

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... read more April 27, 2011 by  1


 
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


 
Facebook mobile app for Android

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 


 
Miss South Dakota  -  distracted driving awareness

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


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

Side Airbags, Economy Woes Countering Distracted-Driving Hazards

Despite ongoing concerns about distracted driving and its negative affects on road safety, road fatalities have fallen by 22 percent from 2005 to 2009. In fact, last year... read more December 13, 2010 by  1


 
Flickr user Mike Burns

7 Most Dangerous Things To Do In Your Car

As you might already know, cars aren't exactly the safest way to get around. Based on miles traveled, taking the car is many times more dangerous than taking a train and... read more December 7, 2010 by  5


 
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 


 
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Survey: Majority In CA Favor Tougher Penalties For Drugged Driving

Those who drive while drugged and impaired should face the same penalties as those who drive while drunk. At least that's what a new survey suggests a majority of... read more November 18, 2010 by 


 
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