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 |  Sep 19 2014, 8:07 PM

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Police of the future could be able to detect distracted driving with the same effort as spotting speeders by using radar guns.

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 |  Sep 03 2014, 7:35 AM

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General Motors could be the first automaker with active technology to combat distracted driving.

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 |  Jul 24 2014, 8:32 AM

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Laws in California restricting cellphone use while driving may not reduce the number of traffic accidents.

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What is Apple CarPlay?

Tech Tuesday #5: iOS in your car

 |  May 27 2014, 11:41 AM

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Apple is about to release its answer to in-car infotainment systems, allowing in-car screens to be powered by iPhones. Continue Reading…

 |  May 16 2014, 5:01 PM

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What type of drivers aggravates you the most while on the road?

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 |  May 01 2014, 9:02 AM

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A new study shows that parent’s behave just as badly behind the wheel as drivers without children, even when their kids are in the car.

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 |  Apr 08 2014, 2:32 PM

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched its national campaign to fight distracted driving.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 2:31 PM

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California was one of the first states in the U.S. to prohibit using a smartphone while driving, and now it has ruled that it is legal to use mobile devices to check maps.

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 |  Jan 02 2014, 11:02 AM

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Distracted driving is risky at best and fatal at worst, yet drivers regularly ignore warnings by chowing down on a cheese burger or chatting on their cell phones.  

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 8:32 AM

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Distracted driving fatalities decreased slightly in 2012 according to the latest fatality analysis by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 3:31 PM

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Toyota has announced that it will debut a Driver Attention Research Vehicle concept at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Oct 04 2013, 4:32 PM

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will designate “texting zones” along New York’s highways in hopes to curb distracted driving.

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 |  Sep 12 2013, 11:31 AM

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Roughly one-in-five drivers admit to texting, emailing, or using social media while behind the wheel of a car, according to a new study by Ipsos.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 10:43 AM

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As automakers search for ways to make in-car connectivity safer for drivers, more vehicles are coming equipped with voice-to-text features, though AAA doesn’t agree that these systems are making our cars safer.

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 |  Jun 09 2013, 12:01 PM

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According to recent study released by the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) and FocusDriven, an estimated 7,336,696 red-light infractions occurred last year due to distracted driving.

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 |  Apr 23 2013, 4:32 PM

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Potential distractions for new car drivers are popping up as quickly as automakers can cram new touch screens and apps into the cars being sold.

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 |  Apr 04 2013, 2:02 PM

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The lyrics in rock band Supertramp’s song “Dreamer” might have new meaning to some people in light of a study on distracted driving.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 5:20 PM

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about seven out of 10 Americans drive while talking on their mobile phones.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 2:01 PM

Every day across America 10 people die and more than 1,100 are injured because of distracted driving, according to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). But these tragedies don’t have to happen.

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 11:31 AM

Automakers may talk a big game about preventing distracted driving and improving safety, but at the same time they continue to provide distracting infotainment systems.

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 |  Nov 27 2012, 7:01 PM

According to a recent study, only 1 percent of parents believe their teenage drivers are texting and driving even though 26 percent of teens admit to doing so at least once every time they drive.

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 |  Nov 16 2012, 5:32 PM


Almost half of drivers ages 18 to 29 use the internet while driving according to a new study by State Farm.

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 |  Sep 22 2012, 3:01 PM

Perhaps all those campaigns targeting teenagers and distracted driving should be shifted to focus on parent instead. According to a survey recently conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), an alarming percentage of parents are driving distracted, and surveyed teens mirror their parents’ poor driving habits in equal amounts.

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 |  Sep 13 2012, 8:02 PM

Toyota is teaming up with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) to conduct a major study of 5,600 teens and adults about distracted driving.

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