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'Faces' Campaign Profiles Distracted-Driving Accident Victims

'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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2011 BMW X3

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... read more October 15, 2010 by  0


 
CGS Motorsports Explorer

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... read more October 15, 2010 by  0


 
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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


 
Vlingo InCar beta

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... read more October 7, 2010 by  0


 
Texting while driving

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... read more September 29, 2010 by  2


 
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


 
Texting while driving

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... read more September 24, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

OMG Texting While Driving Can Kill: Get the Message?

Finally, some major attention is directed to the dangers of distracted driving – specifically, the use of cell phones for texting or calling while driving. It’s... read more September 24, 2010 by  4


 
Facebook and OnStar logos

Typing Is For Chumps: OnStar Lets You Speak Your Facebook Updates, Listen To Mail

It seems like just yesterday we were discussing GM's plans for OnStar, and now, we're getting more information about the popular telematics system's new offerings -- namely... read more September 9, 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


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Oh, Behave: More States Tighten Seat Belt And Texting Rules

You should know better by now not to buckle up, buckle up your loved ones, and avoid texting while driving altogether. But, increasingly, it's also the law. Last week, both... read more June 8, 2010 by  5


 
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


 
American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta

Cars Are People, Too: Road Trippin' Ford Fiesta Tweets As It Travels

Last week, we told you about a group of University of Michigan students who'd been developing apps for cars. Now, some of those students are about to give their work a test... read more May 13, 2010 by  0


 

 
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