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Facebook, Cars, And Stupid Drivers: A Recipe For Death
Facebook, Cars, And Stupid Drivers: A Recipe For Death

We have discussed at length many times the dangers of using your phone while driving. Sadly, some continue to do so with tragic results. The latest tragedy comes out of Chicago. On December 7 at approximately 7:54 A.M., Araceli Beas allegedly struck pedestrian Raymond Veloz with her vehicle. Beas...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media: Veloster, BMW i8, and The Last Text

As 2010 dribbles into the history books, we lay up with a list of our most popular reviews. [TheCarConnection] We're also cataloging our most popular news stories from the year. It's like you thought: monkeys, Volt hype and flying cars are in full effect. [TheCarConnection] What if the 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

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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 majority of those killed were under 20. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has made it his personal mission to end...Read More»

Allstate's X the TXT
Allstate's X The TXT Campaign Reaches 100,000 Fans

Texting and driving is one of the more dangerous things you can do. It puts both you, and everyone inside the vehicle, at risk. Not to mention everyone else on the road. Allstate has decided to take a stand against texting and driving which lead to the creation of "X the TXT." X the TXT is a...Read More»

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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 meant to minimize distracted driving. The blog in question? Mashable, and the app is DriveSafe.ly. Like PhoneGuard and...Read More»

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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. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is looking at new ways to curb distracted driving. (He's been doing so for ages, but apparently...Read More»

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Video: PhoneGuard App Is Expensive, Intrusive, And Possibly, A Very Hot Commodity

A couple of weeks ago, SocialCarNews told you about a new app called SafeCell. Using the accelerometer features available on most smartphones, SafeCell automatically disables phone calls, texts, and web access when it detects the phone (and thus, the driver who owns it) traveling faster than ten...Read More»

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'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. And a little "it wouldn't happen to me." That's one of the reasons the U.S. Transportation Department decided to produce a...Read More»

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Texters Beware: Camera Enforcement Could Get A Lot Smarter

How would you feel if a ticket for talking on your cellphone—including an incriminating photo—arrived in the mail? With a new system developed in Europe, it could happen. Ticket-writing for violations like speeding, tailgating, and not wearing your seatbelt are showing promise of...Read More»

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Today In Apps: SafeCell Promises Prizes To Help Combat Distracted Driving

By now, everyone should be pretty clear on the dangers of distracted driving -- specifically, the danger of using a mobile phone behind the wheel. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is working with automakers to combat the problem, but the car companies can't do it alone. Now, a new app called...Read More»

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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 every month, how could they possibly put their phone down long enough to actually focus on driving? That's one of the themes...Read More»

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Today in Car News: X3, Alt Fuel Day, and Drinking Songs

We've told you how texting and driving will explode in the coming years. By how much? CNN says the average teen texts more than 3000 times a month. Shudder. [CNN] The economy may have stifled some new-vehicle sales, but luxury car brands are doing quite well, thanks. [TrueCar] On topic, our first...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it, winter is coming. You need to remember these five things before you head into it--oh, and your keys. Keys will help...Read More»

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 are texting in record numbers. It's not just a stirring of interest; it's an explosion. On average, teen cellphone users are...Read More»

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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 safety officials are worried that devices, such as Ford's Sync interface, that make calling or texting easier from behind the...Read More»

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Vlingo InCar Lets Android Users Text, Talk Completely Hands-Free

We all know how dangerous--and illegal--texting while driving can be. We also know that if we don't respond to that message within the next five minutes, the world will end. OK, so it won't end, but it's important. That's where Vlingo InCar comes in. The Vlingo InCar beta app for Android allows...Read More»

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IIHS: Texting Bans Could Be Ineffective

A new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has concluded laws banning texting while driving do not decrease crashes, but may actually increase them. The study is based on comparing claims filed in four states before and after a...Read More»

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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 jeopardizes safety? That's one of the potential explanations for new data from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), the research...Read More»

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Sometimes, Texting And Driving Are A Great Combination

We've written a lot about the dangers of distracted driving, particularly texting and driving. Say what you will about Oprah Winfrey, but she's right when she insists that no one can safely text and drive. However, there are a couple of instances where texting and driving make for a good...Read More»

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