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NTSB Wants To End Distracted Driving, Mandate Safety Tech

NTSB Wants To End Distracted Driving, Mandate Safety Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2013 "Most Wanted List". But unlike the FBI photocopies pinned up at post offices, the NTSB isn't looking for criminals: the agency wants improvements to make U.S. transportation safer. In a press release, NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman... read more

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U.S. Capitol

Consumers Union Pushes Car-Safety Rules On Capitol Hill

The surface transportation bill that's been slowly and not-so-surely winding its way through both houses of Congress has been called many things. Notably, Transportation... read more June 5, 2012 by  0

Turn signal mirror

Is Forgetting To Signal As Dangerous As Texting & Driving?

We've spilled a lot of virtual ink on the topic of distracted driving. It's been a problem for decades, of course -- since the historic moment two people first piled into a... read more May 7, 2012 by  6

Ray LaHood

Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, new cars, trucks, and SUVs will soon come with brake-override systems. That's according to a Notice of... read more April 13, 2012 by  1

Toyota's FollowMe navigation unit

LaHood's Safety Regulations Say Moving Maps Are A No-No

Back in February, we told you about some new rules -- or rather, suggestions -- that the Department of Transportation had compiled for automakers. The rules/suggestions were... read more March 27, 2012 by  1

Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood Proposes New Rules To Combat Distracted Driving

Back in December, the National Transportation Safety Board proposed strict new guidelines governing the use of mobile devices in automobiles. Shortly thereafter, U.S... read more February 20, 2012 by  1

Ray LaHood and President Barack Obama

Ray LaHood Say Hands-Free Calls Are A-Okay, Throws NTSB Under Bus

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board announced sweeping recommendations that would prohibit drivers from using mobile phones at all -- even for hands-free... read more December 22, 2011 by  7

Car accident

Traffic Fatalities Dip To Lowest Level Since 1949

Auto sales are on the mend. Holiday shopping is booming. And now, there's a bit more good news: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has just announced that traffic... read more December 8, 2011 by  0

Moose warning sign

LaHood Says Communities Can Upgrade Signs At Their Own Pace

Ever wondered why road signs are made the way they are? How the government manages to ensure that they're consistent? Most of the standards for directional signs, traffic... read more August 30, 2011 by  0

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  0

Texting while driving

Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate... read more June 7, 2011 by  0

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

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

Texting while driving

Is The Federal Government Planning To Disable Our Cell Phones?

"Is the Government About to Block Cell Phone Signals in Cars?" That's the molotov cocktail of a headline that Time magazine ran yesterday when it announced that U.S... read more December 2, 2010 by  2

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


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