Teens Urged to Nominate ‘Designated Texter’ to Curb Distracted Driving – Video

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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. Continue Reading...

NHTSA, Glee Team Up Against Distracted Driving – Videos

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Ray LaHood is all about stopping distracted driving, and has recently teamed up with Fox’s hit television show Glee on some promotional videos aimed at young drivers to “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” Continue Reading...

2013 Honda Accord Marks Debut of New HondaLink Infotainment System

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2013 Honda Accord Marks Debut of New HondaLink Infotainment System
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  Honda detailed its new HondaLink infotainment strategy today, a new feature that will debut this fall in Honda vehicles, starting with the 2013 Accord. Continue Reading...

Cell Phone Jammer Blocks Driver, Not Passengers

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Cell Phone Jammer Blocks Driver, Not Passengers
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Convincing drivers to use cell phone jammers is probably as easy as selling Larry the Cable Guy a Toyota Prius, but researchers out of India’s Anna University of Technology have invented something that might ease the blow. Continue Reading...

Woman Sued Over Sending Text Message that Caused Accident

Woman Sued Over Sending Text Message that Caused Accident
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On Sept. 21, 2009, a nineteen-year-old man struck a couple on a motorcycle while texting behind the wheel of his car. Now, the couple is attempting to sue the woman who was sending the messages to the man, saying that she was encouraging his distracted driving.  Continue Reading...

Eating While Driving Deadlier Than Texting Behind the Wheel, Study Shows

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Eating While Driving Deadlier Than Texting Behind the Wheel, Study Shows
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The University of Leeds recently published a study titled ‘Two Hands Better Than One’ that showed that eating while driving is more dangerous than using a phone while driving, or drinking while driving. By using a driving simulator, the UK-based study found that driver reaction time increased by 44 percent while eating behing the wheel…. Continue Reading...

Turn Signal Neglect Causes 2 Million Crashes Annually: Study

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Turn Signal Neglect Causes 2 Million Crashes Annually: Study
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With all the attention surrounding distracted driving these days, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) wanted to remind the world that one of the most basic driving rules is being neglected, causing twice as many crashes as distracted driving. Continue Reading...

California OTS Employs Zombies in Distracted Driving Ads – Video

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April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it’s no surprise with all the news surrounding distracting elements in our vehicles. German automaker Mercedes-Benz has already jumped on board with its driving academy offering free safety seminars in the state of California. Now the California Office of Traffic Safety is creating seven anti-distracted… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Offers Free Safety Seminar

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Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Offers Free Safety Seminar
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Potential customers are no good to an automaker if they’re dead so Mercedes-Benz is taking steps to help improve the chances that teens practice safe driving in the spirit of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. “Teens are now faced with more distractions behind the wheel, compared to previous generations of new drivers,” said Marc Hemsworth, senior driving… Continue Reading...

Teen Girls Twice as Likely to be Distracted by Cell Phones Behind the Wheel

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Teen Girls Twice as Likely to be Distracted by Cell Phones Behind the Wheel
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A comprehensive new study by AAA has revealed insight into exactly what teenagers are being distracted by behind the wheel, with teenage girls 50 percent more likely than their male counterparts to be on the phone, texting or using another electronic device. The new study, Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Drivers, is the first… Continue Reading...

Distracted Driving Gets a Caffeine Jolt

Distracted Driving Gets a Caffeine Jolt
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The witch hunt is already in motion for anything that distracts drivers: cell phones, iPods, even GPS with moving maps. Given that, it might seem short-sighted and illogical to market an in-car espresso machine. Toss logic out the window because the future is now and such a thing exists. That’s right, for a paltry €150, roughly… Continue Reading...

Ray LaHood Further Distracts Distracted Drivers

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Ray LaHood Further Distracts Distracted Drivers
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood doesn’t like seeing people using cell phones behind the wheel, but who does? It poses danger to everyone in the immediate vicinity, including the reckless chatterbox in question. What, then, should be done if you happen upon one of these miscreants during your morning commute? LaHood has the answer: pull up… Continue Reading...

DOT Proposes Distracting Driving Guidelines for Automakers

DOT Proposes Distracting Driving Guidelines for Automakers
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US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the first-ever federally proposed guidelines for in-vehicle electronic devices to automakers, hoping to limit how distracted drivers can get by these new devices. The proposed voluntary guidelines affects communications, entertainment, information gathering, and navigation devices or functions that are not required to safety operate a vehicle. The National Highway… Continue Reading...

Peer Pressure a Major Cause of Accidents by Teen Drivers: Study

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Peer Pressure a Major Cause of Accidents by Teen Drivers: Study
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Peer pressure has a huge affect on teens. Smoking, drinking… even getting into a car accident. According to two studies by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm, peer pressure from passengers can result in a car accident when a teen is behind the wheel. We know, it seems like a “duh, of course”… Continue Reading...

OMG PSA Warns Teens About The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

OMG PSA Warns Teens About The Dangers Of Texting And Driving
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This distracted driving PSA isn’t meant to make you LOL, but it will have you saying OMG. The Department of Transportation will be releasing its new public service announcement, titled OMG, in theaters and at gas stations nationwide, in the next month. This PSA is targeted to teens to remind them to put down the… Continue Reading...

Ford’s Do Not Disturb Feature Helps Parents Prevent Distracted Driving

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Ford’s Do Not Disturb Feature Helps Parents Prevent Distracted Driving
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Ford has just released the Do Not Disturb feature, a new technology that lets parents limit distracted driving habits teens are tempted with. The new Ford MyKey Do Not Disturb feature allows parents to block their teens from receiving phone calls and text messages while driving. This means that young drivers can keep their eyes… Continue Reading...

Study Finds Parents Teach Teens Bad Driving Habits

Study Finds Parents Teach Teens Bad Driving Habits
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Parents, if you want to set a good example for your teens while you’re teaching them how to drive, put down your cell phone. A new study out says that parents are prone to check their phones while teaching driving skills. This study, which was conducted by State Farm, surveyed 517 teens and their parents… Continue Reading...

ALPS Wheel Trackpad Concept Could Drastically Cut Down On Distracted Driving

ALPS Wheel Trackpad Concept Could Drastically Cut Down On Distracted Driving
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Distracted driving isn’t just limited to texting and talking on your cell phone. Now, more than ever, there are so many things that can shift our attention from the road  like GPS units and MP3 players. To cut down on all the potential distractions that surround you in your car, a company called ALPS has… Continue Reading...

Blackberry Outage Leads To Fewer Accidents On The Roads

Blackberry Outage Leads To Fewer Accidents On The Roads
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Sometimes a negative can really be a positive. Take the Blackberry outage that had users scrambling for a way to communicate earlier this week. It turns out that traffic accidents and fatalities fell drastically during that time period. The three-day Blackberry service interruption and its effect on driving were especially evident in the Middle East…. Continue Reading...