iOS app Android app

Texting While Driving

This Campaign Against Distracted Driving Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

There's nothing happening on your phone screen, not even a cute photo of your kid, that's worth risking a car accident. That's the message b...

Politeness I'd Truly Like to See

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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.

A New Initiative Combats Teens' Deadly Texting-While-Driving Behavior

Mackenzie Hughes | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Mackenzie Hughes

How long is five seconds? It's the amount of time the average driver looks away from the road to send a text. If you're going about 55 mph, by the time you look up from your phone, you'll have driven the whole length of a football field without looking at the road. Touchdown? Not quite.

Distracted Driving: Killer of a Problem

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Jay Winsten

There will be continued carnage on our roadways, unless we succeed at promoting a social norm that stigmatizes distracted driving. State and local laws can't solve this problem alone, but they have a key role to play.

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2015 | 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.

One Mom's Ongoing Quest To End Distracted Driving Deaths

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents

In December, a school bus crashed in Tennessee, claiming the lives of two students and one teacher's aide. Last week, it was revealed that the driver ...

School Bus Driver Was Texting Before Deadly Crash

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | Crime

June 5 (Reuters) - The driver of a Tennessee school bus that crashed in December, killing two students and a teacher's aide, had been receiving and ...

It's Still Legal To Text And Drive In These 4 States

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology

How is this still a thing?

Teen Texting And Driving Dips With State Laws

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the ...

From This Momma to All the Idiots Who Are Still Texting and Driving

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Madeleine Melcher

I try to set a good example for my kids -- I do, but nothing makes me want to spit and cuss in public more than you idiots who continue to text and drive.

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"

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

When Distracted Driving Becomes the Norm

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Even with two hands on the wheel -- tough, when you're working with a touch screen -- it is not possible to have any of the above in use without being distracted from the essential goal of driving: getting from point A to point B without endangering yourself or others.

We Need to Consider Stronger Laws On Cellphone Use While Driving

Brad Stulberg | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Texting bans do not go far enough. For starters, in the eyes of everyday drivers, these laws are vague. Does texting at a red light count? What about reading a text, as opposed to sending one, or surfing the internet?

Putting Marijuana DUI in Perspective

Sam Tracy | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

We must consider the risk involved and make sure the punishment fits the crime. While weak DUI laws clearly jeopardize public safety, overly strict rules or harsh penalties can ruin the lives of innocent drivers who aren't truly impaired.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

Drunk vs. Distracted Driving in DC and the 50 States

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 12.16.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

As the drunk driving fatality rate continues its decades-long decline, the danger of distracted driving is worsening as smartphone usage increases.

Bill Maher's New Rule For Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.02.2014 | Comedy

Texting while driving is never okay -- not even when you're stopped at a red light. Unfortunately, not everyone has received that message, but in a...

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 ...

Hang Up the Phone!

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

Put your phone down and pay attention, life is passing us by every second we choose not to. Maybe there is a new adage brewing for our times... "No one on their deathbed ever said, 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time on my cell phone.'"

The Dangers Behind Teen Texting and Driving

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

Lately, I've been seeing more teens texting while driving in my town, and many of these young people are not that much older than my son.

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you, make you more appealing to others, nor should it rule your life.

Teens Today Are Making Smarter Choices, Except For This

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on...

Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.

Say What?

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a new survey, teens seem to have different definitions of what it actually means to engage in these potentially deadly behaviors.