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Texting Driving

This Device Claims To Make Texting And Driving Totally Safe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known, but a San Francisco-based startup has a device it claims will let drivers use a phone safely while ...

What Will Make People Stop Using Their Phones While Driving?

Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Something must be done to curb dangerous cell phone use while driving, but effective solutions are more likely to be technological than educational or...

Cell Phones Are Involved In 1 In 4 Car Crashes. Here's What Some States Are Doing About It.

Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology

Distracted driving is one of the biggest threats on the road, with more than a million crashes each year involving drivers talking or texting on mobil...

Bianca Bosker

Why Obama's Former Transportation Chief Wants To Brick Drivers' Phones

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology

When Ray LaHood took office in 2009 as secretary of the Department of Transportation, 18 states had passed laws to fight distracted driving. When he r...

Stop Doing This While You Drive

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

The vast majority of college students engage in something that's both dangerous and typically illegal. Four out of five students admit to sending o...

Texting At A Red Light Is Something Everyone Does -- But No One Should

Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living

It can be tempting to think that the time it takes to read or send a text while driving isn't all that long. In reality, though, doing so takes your e...

Bianca Bosker

Why It's So Hard To Crack Down On Distracted Driving

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

SAN DIEGO -- During any given daylight hour, there are 660,000 American drivers using gadgets at the wheel. But while the devices themselves have beco...

Thumb Wars

Leonardo Jimenez | Posted 09.29.2013 | Teen
Leonardo Jimenez

Family members, friends and strangers can be hurt by a simple mistake; their lives can be overturned completely. Is it really worth texting and driving?

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime
Christine Negroni

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011.

Is It Legal To Use Smartphone Maps While Driving?

Posted 04.08.2013 | Los Angeles

There's a rumor that the best way to get out of a texting-while-driving ticket is to tell the police officer you were using your phone to get directio...

Americans Text And Drive Way Too Much

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

March 14 (Reuters) - More U.S. drivers chatted on the phone or used email and text messaging while behind the wheel in 2011 than did their counterpa...

9 Ways To Make Your Morning Commute Less Stressful

Posted 01.11.2013 | OWN

By Amber Kallor These ingenious strategies will help you stay calm behind the wheel in the midst of traffic jams and other road-rage-inducing condi...

Electronically Present

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I'll admit to texting while driving. I'll further admit to texting someone else while that person's driving. Did I know it was potentially dangerous? Sure, but it was just the one time and, surely, nothing bad would happen. Something bad happened to Shannon Colonna.

Total Fail: Text & Drive Test Flunks Everyone

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.03.2012 | Comedy

Everyone knows that texting while driving is a bad idea -- but what if it were mandated? In order to draw attention to the "thousands of people [wh...

UC Berkeley Study Uncovers Results Of CA Car Phone Ban

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.06.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's nearly four-year-old ban on drivers using handheld cellphones is saving lives, according to a University of Califor...

Transportation Department Wants Automakers To Limit Distracting Tech Features

Reuters | John Crawley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration wants limits on vehicle features that allow drivers to text and make ce...

What Texting Ban?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- For all the criticism and new legal bans, texting by drivers just keeps increasing, especially among younger motorists. About half of A...

Texting While Driving: Just DON'T Do It (You Too Mom!)

Jordin Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jordin Sparks

I was alone in my car one day and reached for my phone to fire off a quick message. I looked up and had to swerve to stay in my lane. Wow. I got lucky this time, but what if...?

Study: Texting Laws Haven't Reduced Crashes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new study from the insurance industry finds texting while driving laws have had no immediate benefit in reducing crashes. ...

Teens Not The Worst Texting-While-Driving Culprits

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — If you're about to warn your teenager about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving, a new report suggests ...

Texting While Driving Stats:

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In this connected age, 28 percent of people say they text while driving (which is illegal in 26 states) and 12 percent say they read or send e-mail be...

Results of Study on CellPhone Use Surprise Researchers

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — A new insurance industry study has found that state laws banning the use of handheld devices to make calls or send text messages wh...

Bans On Texting While Driving Gain Support

Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

'No texting' is the new 'no smoking.' Obama, carmakers, state governments, and citizens have rallied in support of legislation that would ban drivers...

Tech Devices Help Drivers Put Down Phones

nytimes.com | SAM GROBART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A number of fledgling companies like ZoomSafer, Aegis Mobility and obdEdge employ systems that place restrictions on phones based on the phone's GPS s...

Texting Driver Six Times More Likely To Crash: STUDY

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Text-messaging drivers are six times more likely to get into an accident than drivers who do not text, researchers said in a st...