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Should states allow drivers to use Google Glass behind the wheel?

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

Should states allow drivers to use Google Glass behind the wheel?

One of the first thoughts I had when I heard Google would introduce Glass was, “Will people be allowed to drive with it?” Google Glass uses a pair of frames to place a tiny piece of glass (essentially an extremely small ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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How distracted is your driving? A new $1.3 million simulation lab can tell

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 16, 2013

How distracted is your driving? A new $1.3 million simulation lab can tell

Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) are trying to figure out how much eating, entertainment and navigation systems in cars distract drivers, and the university’s new $1.3 million Driving Simulation Laboratory could help. This new 5,800-square-foot research facility is a ...

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NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 08, 2013

NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Want to text while driving in New York? Go right ahead – just make sure you’re in one of the 91 designated texting zones. Motorists now have special "texting zones" along the New York State Thruway and State Highways, which provide ...

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Big four cellphone companies jointly launch anti-texting campaign

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2013

Big four cellphone companies jointly launch anti-texting campaign

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will launch a joint advertising campaign this summer against texting while driving, according to the Associated Press. The companies will join 200 other organizations in backing AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan, which will be featured ...

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Hello? [CRASH]

John Latta - May 13, 2013

Hello? [CRASH]

A new report argues that car crashes involving cell phones are significantly underreported. So what is the number? There’s no hard data to go on, but the correct number for cell phone involvement in all crashes, says the report, is about ...

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Wisconsin texting champ urges drivers to put down phones

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 12, 2013

Wisconsin texting champ urges drivers to put down phones

Wisconsin teenager and two-time LG U.S. National Texting Champion Austin Wierschke is advocating for drivers to put their mobile phones away while behind the wheel, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported. The 18-year-old has won titles for his texting abilities like speed, accuracy ...

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Anti-distraction laws aren’t deterring drivers

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 08, 2013

Anti-distraction laws aren’t deterring drivers

Anti-distracted driving laws seemingly ineffective, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. At any given time, approximately 660,000 people--more than the number of Boston residents--are preoccupied with their cell phones while, at the same time, driving on a road. Despite ...

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Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel

John Latta - Mar 28, 2013

Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel

Do texting-while-driving bans save lives? Sometimes. That’s not the answer I was expecting, nor frankly the answer I wanted to hear, but some serious research, which The Atlantic Cities reported on, seems to have come to this conclusion. The problem doesn’t seem to ...

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AAA Foundation challenges motorists to adopt responsible driving habits in 2012

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 03, 2012

A recent national survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirms that Americans desire a greater level of safety than they now experience on our roads and are open to more government action to make it happen. Yet, according to ...

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NHTSA measures distracted-driving deaths

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 09, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Dec. 8 unveiled a new measure of fatalities related to distracted driving called “distraction-affected crashes.” Introduced for 2010 as part of a broader effort by the agency to refine its data ...

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California traffic deaths drop for fifth consecutive year

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 21, 2011

California saw a decline in overall traffic deaths in 2010, marking the fifth year in a row of safer roads. According to federal government figures, total vehicle fatalities dropped 11.9 percent, from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715 ...

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