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Texting While Driving

WATCH: Bill Maher's New Rule For People Who Text While Crossing The Street

Posted 06.22.2012 | Comedy

There's a texting epidemic in this country: we're texting while driving, while crossing the street, while getting married... It's all very dangerous,...

Race Car Driver Allan McNish Talks About Being Scared, Texting and Taking the Bus

Susan Michals | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Susan Michals

What makes a guy like this go on? Here, after having a few days to decompress post Le Mans 2012, the 42 year-old Scot talks about what spurs him on and the evils of texting behind the wheel.

No Jail For Woman Who Texted While Driving And Fatally Hit Deliveryman

Posted 06.12.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn woman who was texting while driving, fatally hitting a Chinese deliveryman in 2010, has escaped jail time by agreeing to a plea deal on Mon...

Why Some Train Operators Don't Want Passengers To Know What They're Doing

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

Distracted driving isn't only a problem on the roads, apparently it's an issue on the rails too. A train operator for the Metro-North commuter line...

One More Careless Teen Breaks Our Hearts

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents
Holly Robinson

This kid could belong to any one of us. To me, in fact.

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.

Texting While Driving: Can Texter Be Sued For Recipient's Crash?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.09.2012 | Crime

Texting while driving is illegal in 38 states, but a pending court case in New Jersey may determine whether there are legal ramifications to texting s...

In the Public Interest : Led by Youth Americans Are Driving Less, But When Will Lawmakers Notice?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

More than older generations, they say that they will sometimes choose to take alternative transportation as a way to help the environment. Will our leaders notice this important trend? You wouldn't know it looking at Congress.

Petting And Driving: Dangers Of Taking Dogs On the Road | Posted 04.10.2012 | Weird News

It appears that the war on unsafe driving has a new and furry obstacle: Keeping dogs off drivers' laps. Driving with an unrestrained pet in the fr...

Texting While Driving vs. Digital Space Squatting: When in Doubt, squat!

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 06.02.2012 | Technology
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

It's true. I sometimes linger in parking spaces to text, talk on my cell phone or check email. I've been doing it for a while. It drives me bonkers wh...

What DIstracts You Most While Driving? (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.26.2012 | Teen

Car accidents remain the leading cause of death for teenagers, and a new study offers insight into the top factors causing distraction for teens on th...

'I Should Have Kept My Hands On The Wheel'

| Posted 03.11.2012 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at L.A. Youth, a nonprofit organization that helps teens advocate for themselves through journalism, l...

Rules of Netiquette for Texting

Julie Spira | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Julie Spira

If you've been texting with friends at work and at home, what happens when you take that habit into a business meeting?

Ford Makes Distracted Driving Even Easier

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Ford is making it easier to access computer devices in its cars, enabling users of iPad, Kindle, Nook and other tablets to control their devices with ...

No Text Is Worth Losing a Life

JoJo | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact

It only takes a short break in concentration for the unthinkable to happen. Fact of the matter is, if you're not paying 100 percent attention to the road, you are gambling with your life and the lives of others.

Stop Texting While Driving With Gamification

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology
Gabe Zichermann

While coming up shy of a complete ban, the NTSB report was sobering to say the least. Of course, changing this kind of behavior with "traditional" approaches will come up against serious challenges.

Miami Texter Owes $8.8 Million After Fatal Car Crash

Posted 02.20.2012 | Miami

In 2008, Myriam del Socorro Lopez was in the car with her husband on Bird Road when 17-year-old Luis Cruz-Govin, speeding and weaving, crashed into th...

Distracted Driving: Did You Learn It From Your Parents?

Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

You may think of yourself as a good driver, but many people engage in distracted driving every day without realizing it. But what does it actually mea...

Snacking While Driving: 10 Foods To Stay Away From

Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

It's National Teen Driver Safety Week this week. Considering that auto crashes are the number-one cause of death for teenagers, it's a good time to th...

No Eating While Driving? Town Mulls Ban

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

As cities are increasingly legislating against multitasking on the road, a Chicago suburb is considering a ban on eating behind the wheel. Oak Par...

Three Biggest Myths About Distracted Youth In The Digital Age

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

By Cathy N. Davidson on Speakeasy Whenever I lecture on the science of attention, I hear the same litany of fears from parents and grandparents wor...

Texting While Driving? Californians Will Be Paying More

Julie Spira | Posted 10.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Julie Spira

At the end of the digital day, driving while texting breaks the rules of netiquette. It's not just a distraction; it's an obsession, and a deadly one at that.

Michael McLaughlin

WATCH: Justin Bieber Fights To Save Lives | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.17.2011 | Weird News

Justin Bieber is barely old enough to drive, but the pop star wants everyone to get the message to stop texting while driving. To get people to ke...

WATCH: The Most Reckless Bus Driver Ever?

Posted 07.15.2011 | World

Driving while on the phone is a dangerous practice, and many states in the U.S. have banned talking or texting behind the wheel. But this bus driver i...

Pot DUI Evidence To Be Heard In Reckless Driving Homicide Case

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

A woman from the Chicago suburbs is accused of causing a chain-reaction car crash that ultimately killed two motorcyclists. And at a hearing on Wednes...