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Texting While Driving

This Chilling Video Will Make You Never Want To Text While Driving Again

Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology

One woman was texting "I'm on my way." Another man was typing out "I love you." And another can't even recall what he was writing. Those three mess...

Say No to Distractions: 'It Can Wait'

Gina Vergel | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Gina Vergel

It is described as a freak accident, because as far as automobile wrecks go, for a bus to hit a lamppost that falls on a baby in a stroller, well, it's just not supposed to happen that way. But that's how it went, and 8-month-old Angelie Paredes is gone.

What I'm Doing to Limit the Risk of Your Child Growing Up Without You

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

I am a (relatively) safe person. I don't smoke (anymore), binge drink (anymore) or do lots of drugs (you get the point). I do all that I can to safeguard our future, except the one thing that would stop putting it at risk 365 days a year.

Kevin Short

'Like Taking Candy From a Baby': NY State Troopers Crack Down on Cell Phones

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology

Coasting down the tree-lined Sprain Brook Parkway outside New York City, State Trooper Imani Kirkland scans his eyes from driver to driver, on the pro...

As Smartphones Spread, So Do Laws To Keep Drivers' Hands Off Them

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Texting Ban Goes Into Effect

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Mark Bowes | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC

Virginia's new law that gets tough on drivers who text will go into effect Monday before standardized training on how to enforce it is made available ...

Texting While Driving

Varda Epstein | Posted 08.26.2013 | Parents
Varda Epstein

Texting for teens is as natural an act as breathing. It's such a usual part of a teen's everyday routine that he or she may be lulled into thinking that texting while driving is normal (read: "safe").

New Report About Hands-Free Texting Could Surprise You

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

With Siri on the iPhone and Bluetooth in dashboards, it's a lot easier for drivers to talk or text on their cellphones -- but a study released Wednesd...

New Law Could Allow Cops To Seize Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to enable police to search a driver’s cell phone immediately after a crash to see if the phone contributed to the accide...

Teen Who Died During Her First Solo Drive May Have Been Texting

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.20.2013 | Crime

Like most 16-year-old girls, Savannah Nash couldn't wait to get behind the wheel once she got her driver's license. Her first solo drive turned out...

Did Florida Just Pass An Unenforceable Texting Ban?

Posted 05.03.2013 | Miami

Florida is just a signature away from banning texting while driving, joining 39 other states and D.C which already have restrictions on held-hand use ...

You Think This Makes Driving Safer -- But It Doesn't

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Technology

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, April 23 (Reuters) - Using voice to send text messages while driving is just as dangerous as texting with ...

Putting Texting and Driving in the Back Seat

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

Fortunately, concerned parents no longer need to rely on will power alone to stop the trend in accidents caused by texting and driving. A series of new devices aimed at disabling text capabilities while driving offer sensible options for preventing text messaging in the driver seat.

Who's Really Texting While Driving Most? Hint: It's Not Teens

Randi Zuckerberg | Posted 06.18.2013 | Technology
Randi Zuckerberg

As parents, if we are going through all this effort to install these apps on our children's phones, we need to make sure we don't turn around and engage in the same harmful behavior ourselves.

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...

Statewide Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

On Friday, Ohio joined the long list of states that have made texting while driving illegal. Text messaging while driving is now banned in 39 state...

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Matthew Maron | Posted 04.27.2013 | Teen
Matthew Maron

As you respond to that text from your friend, you look intermittently at the road, then back down at your phone. No worries. You're a good driver and a great multi-tasker. You've done it plenty of times before. What can go wrong?

A Designated Texter?

Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

The dangers associated with texting while driving have often been likened to those of drinking and driving. Now, Florida's Orlando-Orange County Expre...

Soon You May Be Able To Do Even Less On Your Phone While Driving

Posted 02.15.2013 | Los Angeles

Soon, Californians may not even be able to use certain voice commands on their cell phones while driving. A law that just went into effect in Calif...

Better Car Insurance Through Data

Phil Simon | Posted 04.09.2013 | Home
Phil Simon

Big Data is changing car insurance and, as we'll see, other industries as well. The revolution is just getting started.

'There's Going To Be No More Distracted Driving In Florida'

Sun Sentinel | Robert Nolin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

You're hurtling down the interstate at 70 mph, or 103 feet per second. Sending or receiving that irresistible text averages more than four seconds, wh...

New Study Finds People Most Able to Multitask Do It the Least

Daniel Vahab | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Daniel Vahab

Society is training us to have attention deficit disorders, with technology at the core of the problem.

New Law Keeps Young Drivers Off Their Phones

ABC News Radio | Anselm Gibbs | Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- A new law has been signed to help keep young drivers off of cellphones while behind the wheel in Michigan. Kelsey's Law was signe...

Finally Illegal?

The Tampa Tribune | TED JACKOVICS | Posted 02.09.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- State lawmakers seeking to have Florida join the 39 states that prohibit texting while driving said they have gained the upper hand. On Tues...

Parents Are Not the Best Role Models for Teen Drivers

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

The next time you hear that Bing! when you're behind the wheel, think about the behavior you're modeling for your kids before you reach for your phone. Live like your kids are watching. Because they are.