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Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)
Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)

For untold millennia, people have tried to set good examples for their family, friends, and neighbors. And for just as long, family, friends, and neighbors have been busting such people for doing the very things they've told others not to do. It's one thing to take the "do as I say, not as I do"...Read More»

HARKEN seatbelt concept fights driver fatigue (by the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia)
Can This Intelligent Seatbelt End Drowsy Driving? (Video)

The Internet of Everything: to most of us, it refers to machines we can monitor from afar, using computers and smartphones to keep tabs on our thermostats, refrigerators, and cars. But more generally, the Internet of Everything refers to the way in which objects of all kinds are becoming connected...Read More»

Drowsy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Drivers 19-24 Still Nodding Off Behind The Wheel, Says AAA

Younger drivers might be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but it might only be because of the energy drinks they're gulping down to counter chronic fatigue and stay alert behind the wheel. One year later and not much difference in the behavior of younger drivers ages 19-24 – they’re still...Read More»

Drowsy drivers warning sign (photo by Flickr user Phil Robinson)
Study: Drowsy Drivers Three Times More Likely To Have Auto Accidents

Every so often, it is our duty to remind you of the painfully obvious. This is one of those times. So please bear with us when we say: if you're sleepy behind the wheel, you're much more likely to be involved in an automobile accident than if you were wide awake. We can make such bold assertions...Read More»

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 credit improved safety features on automobiles (e.g. electronic stability control) and improved driving habits (e.g. wider...Read More»

Sleepy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Are You Guilty Of Drowsy Driving? You're Not Alone

We talk a lot about drinking and driving, not to mention texting and driving, but there's another serious problem causing accidents, injuries, and fatalities across the country: drowsy driving. According to a study reported in the New York Times, at least 4% of U.S. drivers have fallen asleep...Read More»

Distracted driving
AAA Says It's Not Too Late For 5 Safe-Driving Resolutions

We may already be three days into 2012, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it's not too late for drivers to make a few New Year's resolutions. Based on research the organization carried out in 2011, the Foundation has identified five areas in which many U.S. drivers need improvement...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Family Cars With Drowsy Alert Technology

In keeping with Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, November 6-12, we thought it fitting to follow up our story on one-third of drivers admitting to driving while half-asleep with a list of some of the family cars available today with drowsy alert technology. While different manufacturers call their...Read More»

Car accident
Get Some Rest: 17 Percent Of Fatal Crashes Involve Drowsy Driving

The next time you try to convince yourself and your passengers that it's okay to splash some water on your face and driving a few more hours, or chug an energy drink and go a few more exits, please think again. Driving while drowsy shouldn't ever be seen as some kind of personal challenge; it puts...Read More»

Driving Tired
Keep Yourself Awake On Long Trips

If you are too tired to physically keep your eyes open, you are literally falling asleep. That's not safe. Pull over, take a break, let someone else drive. Now here are some suggestions that might help keep you from reaching that point. Have a conversation with someone. Obviously this only works if...Read More»

Driving Tired
Daylight Savings Looms: NRSF Says Drowsy's As Bad As Drunk

Most of us have heard this admonition from mom, dad, or driving school instructor: driving drowsy is just as bad as driving drunk. But the NRSF (National Road Safety Foundation) adds a twist we hadn't considered, alerting drivers that roadways will "become a bit more dangerous" when our clocks...Read More»

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