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Side Airbags, Economy Woes Countering Distracted-Driving Hazards

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 they were the lowest overall since 1954 and the lowest ever when adjusted for miles traveled. How can this be so? According to... read more

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Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

'Faces' Campaign Profiles Distracted-Driving Accident Victims

With all the warnings and statistics concerning texting and talking while driving, it's quite possible to get a little glazed over, a little too detached from the situation... read more November 16, 2010 by  0


 
Teen driving

It's Teen Driver Safety Week: Park The Phone And Drive

If you have new drivers or soon-to-be drivers in the house, they're likely the cause of much worry. Inexperience aside, considering the thousands of text messages teens send... read more October 20, 2010 by  1


 
Texting while driving

As Text-Addicted Teens Take To The Roads, Is More Trouble Ahead?

Unless we make some big changes in attitudes regarding cellphone use, there's trouble ahead. Why? Teens who are going to be of driving age this year or in the next few years... read more October 15, 2010 by  1


 
Texting while driving

Distracted Driving: LaHood Asks Automakers To Raise Awareness

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has asked automakers to do more to educate drivers on the hazards of talking or texting while driving. Certainly, LaHood and other... read more October 12, 2010 by  0


 
NYT tests Google's autonomous Toyota Prius

Google Gets Behind The Wheel With Self-Driving Prius

Google has jumped into the driver's seat. Really. The Silicon Valley company has revealed some details of a self-driving car project that it's been recently testing out in... read more October 9, 2010 by  0


 
Texting while driving

Research: Could Texting Laws Be Increasing Crashes?

If you know that talking or texting while driving is illegal, are you just as likely to do it, but in a more concealed way that takes your eyes away from the road and... read more September 28, 2010 by  1


 
Teen driving

LaHood: Distracted Driving ‘An Epidemic In America’

When looking at traffic-fatality figures, there’s some good and some bad: The good is that, as we reported last week, U.S. traffic fatalities dropped in 2009, to the lowest... read more September 21, 2010 by  0


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Survey: Teens Admit To Distracted Driving And Know It's Risky

Teens know that talking, texting, and eating while driving are among many dangerous distractions. Despite that, the majority of teens do them, at least occasionally, anyway... read more August 2, 2010 by  6


 
Texting while driving

Do You Text And Drive? Your Doctor Might Want To Know

Texting while driving: It’s a known vice; it endangers the welfare of others; and now your doctor might try to talk to you about it. In the last issue of the New England... read more July 1, 2010 by  0


 
Screencap from the anti-texting film COW by Tredegar Comprehensive School and Gwent Police

Video: In Anti-Texting Ads, Which Works Best -- A Hard- Or Soft-Sell?

Last year, a very graphic, very disturbing film called COW premiered on British television. Its aim: to drive home the dangers of texting behind the wheel. To hype the show... read more May 25, 2010 by  0


 
Thumb Wars - "thumb socks" texting and driving PSA

Thumb Socks Wage War Against Texting While Driving

Most of us adults--and teen drivers--now know that texting while driving is bad news. Yet about three fourths of all teens admit to texting while driving, even though the... read more April 26, 2010 by  2


 
Ray LaHood and President Barack Obama

Phone In One Hand, Ticket In The Other: Ray LaHood Gets Serious About Distracted Driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has worked tirelessly to curtail distracted driving. Now, he's funding a pilot program designed to raise awareness about the dangers... read more April 8, 2010 by  2


 
Beer

One More For The Road: Wisconsin Flunks Sobriety Test

Anyone who's ever driven across Wisconsin on its beautiful two-laners knows that in many areas you're more likely to find a rural tavern than you are a church, or even a gas... read more April 6, 2010 by  17


 
preview - America's Worst Drivers

AAA's Five Rules Of The Road For That 'Worst Driver'

For the new Travel Channel show America's Worst Driver, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has compiled some easy-to-follow advice on how to be a safer driver. In a... read more March 31, 2010 by  1


 
Digital billboard in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Digital Billboards: High-Tech Tools Or Driving Distractions?

Digital billboards are commonplace in many parts of America. Though expensive to install -- around $200,000 to $300,000 a pop -- they're a solid investment for media... read more March 24, 2010 by  4


 
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