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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched its national campaign to fight distracted driving.
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.
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.
Distracted driving fatalities decreased slightly in 2012 according to the latest fatality analysis by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The lyrics in rock band Supertramp’s song “Dreamer” might have new meaning to some people in light of a study on distracted driving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wecks” campaign has kicked off in full speed and now National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is adding to it by urging drivers to “designate a texter” while on the road.
A new report from the Frontier Center, a Canadian-based public think tank, suggests distracted driving laws might actually make roads more dangerous.