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Texting and Driving

Why People Text And Drive, Even When They Know Better

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living

It should come as no surprise that our near-constant use of technology has an impact on the functioning of the brain. And that has a major effect on o...

Katy Hall

When Will Texting And Driving Be As Taboo As Drunken Driving?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to texting and driving, the problem isn't a lack of awareness about the risk. Ninety-eight percent of people know that it's dangerous, y...

The Digital Drug: What Makes You Text And Drive Despite Known Dangers

Dr. David Greenfield | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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

Lessons Learned

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Given the fact that the majority of teens learn to drive from their parents, open dialogue about safe behaviors on both sides is critical.

Defender of Texting and Driving Can't Be Serious

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

While driving down the 405 the other day, I read a dumb article on my smart phone. An LA Weekly blogger boasted that even though it's illegal, he text...

Reality Check: What's More Dangerous Than Diving With Sharks?

Bradley Bermont | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Bradley Bermont

To close out April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, In One Instant would like to present a one-minute reality check that puts our fear of sharks in perspective.

Driver Dies Seconds After Facebook Post About The Song 'Happy'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.28.2014 | Crime

Officials believe a woman who died in a car accident late last week had been posting to Facebook seconds before the fatal crash. Investigators puzz...

Think You're A Textpert? You're Not.

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy

Back in December we saw the comedic duo of Rhett & Link highlight a very important message: get off of your phone! Now they're back with an epic ra...

Watch This Video And You'll Never Again Text While Driving

Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

If you still need a reminder about the dangers of texting while driving, this video will make sure you never forget. Produced by the Tombras Group ...

WATCH: Here's Why You Should NEVER Text And Drive

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

A frightening dashcam video has captured just how dangerous it can be to text while driving. According to police, 23-year-old Michael Woody had be...

It's The Right Thing to Do

Robert Archuletta | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Robert Archuletta

In America, not only do we love or phones, we also love our vehicles and that freedom of traveling anytime and anywhere. However, the fact remains that driving while texting or talking on a cellphone is extremely dangerous.

Texting and Driving: What Happened to Our Family

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Many college kids are returning home for the holidays and haven't been behind the wheel of a car for a while. Remind them to put down their phones and focus on the road. #itcanwait.

The Journey to End Texting and Driving

Charlene Lake | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Charlene Lake

Today, almost everyone knows that texting and driving is dangerous and irresponsible. In surveys AT&T did with teens and commuters, 97 percent and 98 percent, respectively, said they know the risks. But here's the crazy thing. Many tell us they do it anyway.

Fooling Ourselves: Interpreting The (Non)Controversial Science of Distracted Driving

Paul Atchley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Paul Atchley

We fool ourselves by thinking "I can do it safely" or "It is just a quick call" or "I am just reading a text-I am not texting." But as some of our work has shown, when drivers choose to drive distracted even though they know the risks, they start to perceive driving conditions as safer than they really are.

Be a Driver, Not a Juggler

Veronica Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Veronica Beyer

If you're smart enough to think twice about drinking and driving, then why in the name of Bryan Cranston are you so eager to blab or text about "Breaking Bad" while passing an 18-wheeler?

A Focus on Distraction

Peter Kissinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter Kissinger

Very conservative estimates indicate that at least 3,000 people are killed in the United States each year in crashes involving a distracted driver, and cell phones and texting aren't the only causes.

Get Off Your Phone and Go to the Bathroom By Yourself

Madison Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Madison Hamilton

Why can't we have a device-free drive? Or make a dinner reservation for one? Maybe it's our fear of being alone. Maybe the social dependency distracts us from who we really are. Or lets us mask our emotions.

How To Crack Down On Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology

While car companies and tech firms have touted an ever-expanding line of devices that aim to curb texting at the wheel, experts argued Monday that eli...

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.

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?

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...

The Dangerous Habit That 90 Percent Of Parents Admit To

Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/06/2013 08:11 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Parents hope their children won't t...

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.