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Texting and Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month--Correcting Misperceptions about Teen Texting While Driving May Save Lives

Joel Feldman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Joel Feldman

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this an opportune time to evaluate our current efforts to change driving attitudes and ha...

New Texting App May Cut Down on Texting-and-Driving Accidents

Dan Steiner | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
Dan Steiner

Every day in America, nine people are killed in automobile accidents because of distracted driving. Most often, a cell phone caused the distraction, u...

New Device Could Help Cops Catch People Who Text And Drive

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology

A new device could help cops crack down on distracted driving. Think of it like a breathalyzer, except instead of testing a motorist for alcohol, it's...

It's Time to Talk Tough About Texting...

David Toussaint | Posted 09.24.2015 | New York
David Toussaint

Because it's not my responsibility to maneuver to one side of the street, often against a building or the pavement, when you are about to run into me, nor to tell you to "look out" to avoid a collision. You are not five.

11 Creative Ways Your Thumbs Can Prevent Texting While Driving

Gabriel Gomez | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Gabriel Gomez

Yep, these lil' protective coverings for your thumbs remind others not to text behind the wheel. Here's how 11 DoSomething.org members got super creative while keeping their friends super safe.

Politeness I'd Truly Like to See

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.06.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

The politeness that would make a real difference in my life, and I suspect a lot of people's, wouldn't come via the USPS or through the other Buzzfeed suggestions. It would be on the road.

University Opens Student 'Texting Lane'

The Huffington Post | Riley Griffin | Posted 06.17.2015 | College

While less deadly than texting drivers, texting walkers are now getting their own public intervention. Utah Valley University unveiled a "texting lane...

Distracted Driving Is A Huge Problem -- But Technology Can Help

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

Some new cars come loaded with high-tech safety features. But if you're not in the market for a vehicle, there are simpler ways to protect yourself from distracted driving

Sebastian Murdock

Bus Driver Who Killed 3 While Texting Was 'As Childish As The Children He Was Transporting'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.10.2015 | Crime

The lawyer representing the families of three victims killed in a Tennessee bus crash said the man responsible for their deaths acted like a child whe...

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

Sebastian Murdock

Our Addiction To Cell Phones Is Costing Lives. Here's How We Can Stop It.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Texting while driving can lead to a catastrophic accident in just a few seconds. It's a sobering reality, with no bigger reminder than the recent i...

10 Statistics That Capture The Dangers of Texting and Driving

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living

On June 8, a report was released stating that Tennessee bus crash that left two young girls and a teacher's aide dead last December was the result of ...

Sebastian Murdock

Mother Of Little Girl Killed By Texting School Bus Driver Has No Hate In Her Heart

HuffingtonPost.com | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime

A Tennessee bus driver tasked with safely transporting children on their way home from school pulled out his phone and began to text. Soon after, the ...

Distracted Driving Causes More Than Half Of All Teen Crashes, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

“Keep your eyes on the road, kids.” It’s hardly a new warning, but according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, ...

Why People Text And Drive, Even When They Know Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

It should come as no surprise that our near-constant use of technology has an impact on the functioning of the brain. And that has a major effect on o...

Katy Hall

When Will Texting And Driving Be As Taboo As Drunken Driving?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to texting and driving, the problem isn't a lack of awareness about the risk. Ninety-eight percent of people know that it's dangerous, y...

The Digital Drug: What Makes You Text And Drive Despite Known Dangers

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 01.05.2015 | Technology
Dr. David Greenfield

For many, awareness of the dangers of texting and driving is enough to make them stop. For others, it takes a personal commitment, like a pledge to a loved one or the urging of a friend. But for some people, the urge to text while driving is a compulsion. And for those people, more is needed

Lessons Learned

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Given the fact that the majority of teens learn to drive from their parents, open dialogue about safe behaviors on both sides is critical.

Defender of Texting and Driving Can't Be Serious

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

While driving down the 405 the other day, I read a dumb article on my smart phone. An LA Weekly blogger boasted that even though it's illegal, he text...

Reality Check: What's More Dangerous Than Diving With Sharks?

Bradley Bermont | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Bradley Bermont

To close out April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, In One Instant would like to present a one-minute reality check that puts our fear of sharks in perspective.

Driver Dies Seconds After Facebook Post About The Song 'Happy'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.28.2014 | Crime

Officials believe a woman who died in a car accident late last week had been posting to Facebook seconds before the fatal crash. Investigators puzz...

Think You're A Textpert? You're Not.

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy

Back in December we saw the comedic duo of Rhett & Link highlight a very important message: get off of your phone! Now they're back with an epic ra...

Watch This Video And You'll Never Again Text While Driving

Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

If you still need a reminder about the dangers of texting while driving, this video will make sure you never forget. Produced by the Tombras Group ...

WATCH: Here's Why You Should NEVER Text And Drive

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

A frightening dashcam video has captured just how dangerous it can be to text while driving. According to police, 23-year-old Michael Woody had be...

It's The Right Thing to Do

Robert Archuletta | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Robert Archuletta

In America, not only do we love or phones, we also love our vehicles and that freedom of traveling anytime and anywhere. However, the fact remains that driving while texting or talking on a cellphone is extremely dangerous.