Continental’s “Driver Focus Vehicle” Showcases Future Tech to Curb Distracted Driving

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Continental’s “Driver Focus Vehicle” Showcases Future Tech to Curb Distracted Driving
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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. Continue Reading...

New Infotainment System Aims to Enhance Functionality, Curb Distracted Driving

New Infotainment System Aims to Enhance Functionality, Curb Distracted Driving
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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. Continue Reading...

Parents Underestimate Teen Texting and Driving

Parents Underestimate Teen Texting and Driving
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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. Continue Reading...

Teens Mimic Parents Distracted Driving Habits: Survey

Teens Mimic Parents Distracted Driving Habits: Survey
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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. Continue Reading...

Toyota, University of Michigan Conduct Teen Driver Distraction Study

Toyota, University of Michigan Conduct Teen Driver Distraction Study
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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. Continue Reading...

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...
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