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Texting While Driving

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...

Cops: Car Thief Who Crashed Was Eating, Texting

AP | Posted 03.29.2012 | Crime

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Texting and eating while driving? Not the best plan. Do those things while driving a stolen truck and the trouble mounts. Kennewi...

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...

To Students, Texting While Driving Ban A Matter Of Life And Death

AP | By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

ST. JAMES, Mo. -- The text was about something innocuous: A request to go to the county fair. It set off a highway pileup that took two lives, injured...

Feds Urge Total Cellphone Ban While Driving

AP | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Ren Bishop is one of many American drivers who texts, tweets and talks on her cellphone while she's behind the wheel – and thinks...

Federal Officials: Cell Phone Use, Texting While Driving Should Be Banned

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Texting, emailing or chatting on a cellphone while driving is simply too dangerous to be allowed, federal safety investigators decl...

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...

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...

Inspired By Oprah, Teen Makes Movie On Dangers Of Texting-While-Driving

Palos, IL Patch | Dan Lambert | Email the Author | 5:55am | Posted 06.02.2011 | Chicago

Joseph Schiappa saw an episode of Oprah that dealt with the dangers of texting while driving. A normal teenager might have simply been inspired to put...

WATCH: Connecticut School Bus Driver Caught Texting Behind The Wheel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

A Connecticut school bus driver is now facing serious charges after police received video footage of her sending and receiving text messages while dri...

Why Multitasking Makes Us Stupid

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

According to recent research by State Farm, twenty percent of drivers are now accessing the Internet while driving. This is just the latest example of...