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Texting While Driving

Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along...

This GIF Will Make You Never Text While Driving Again

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology

Can't wait to get home to your loved one so you can give him or her a squeeze? If you're the one behind the wheel, this is yet another reminder: Do. N...

Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.17.2014 | Crime

Poor Kimberley Davis. The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in h...

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 ...

Texting Drivers Now Being Publicly Shamed On Billboards

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

If you have a texting-while-driving habit, don’t be surprised to see a photo of yourself caught in the act slapped up on a billboard in San Francisc...

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...

3 Steps to Disconnecting From Our Phones and Reconnecting With Our Teens

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's seen a young parent text for blocks with their infant in their arms. Or been in an elevator full of people who, instead of engaging in the informal conversations that connect us to each other in community, are each on their gadgets, typing furiously away.

7 Signals You Can Send to Your Teen Right Now Instead of a Text

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

The digital world of chatting and texting is generally confined to letters and words, and the photos and videos sent are often not interactive; they are one-way streams of information.

Defensive Driving Without Leaving the House

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What will it have mattered, that three people made the decision not to be on the other end of the line with a driver on a cell phone? Like so much in life, we'll probably never know. But like so much else in life, movements only become movements when one person steps up.

The Best Gift to Give This Holiday Season

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Delaney

God (if you believe in her/him) is kind of like your kids, more influenced not by what charity board you sit on, or how much you give to help communities supporting orphans in Africa (excellent cause by the way) but by how you treat others that are not in your social class or circle when no one is looking.

The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

The Huffington Post | Lori Leibovich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

A poll released today by the Huffington Post and Real Simple finds that technology plays an essential -- though complicated -- role in women's lives. ...

From a Recent College Graduate: How to Stop Teenage Texting and Driving

Bradley Bermont | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Bradley Bermont

Even after years of statistical inundation, it took a lot more than numbers to stop me from texting and driving.

At NASCAR I Keep My Eyes on the Road, or Else

Ben Rhodes | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Ben Rhodes

When I fire up the engine in my race car, I focus 100 percent on the task at hand: bringing home a win. As a race car driver, if you are not focused, you can go from winning to wrecking out your car in a split second.

Choices That Kill

Ellen Sabin | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Ellen Sabin

My dad was out with my mother on their regular 60-or-so mile ride with their Wednesday bike group. It was a clear day, a straight road, with no traffic or obstacles. Regardless of the safe conditions, this woman slammed into my father and killed him because she made a choice.

For Parents, When It Comes to Our Teens, This Little Thing Is a Lot Bigger Than We Think

Steven Sorenson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Steven Sorenson

When your spouse sends a text asking what you need at the grocery store and you seamlessly look away from the road for a moment to type "milk," it seems like a victimless crime. And it is, until that one time you react a second too late and lives change forever.

Distracted Driving: What Does It Say About Us?

Nicholas Ward | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Ward

Driver distraction -- in its many forms -- is a factor in nearly one in four injury crashes and one in six fatal crashes. And many of these forms of distraction are deliberate; that is, we decide to remove ourselves from the driving task to do something else, such as make a cellphone call. So what does it say about our culture when we deliberately distract ourselves from the goal of driving safely to instead send a text or make a phone call?

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.

Eyes on The Road: Connecting Communities to Solve Distracted Driving

Randy Ortiz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Randy Ortiz

So how do we bridge the great divide between awareness and action? How do we assist law enforcement in carrying through with these important laws and regulations that protect our families and employees?

Cell Phones and Driving is The New Drunk Driving

Susan Yum | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Susan Yum

When I entered the room, I noticed that Jake's feet were bare and all I could focus on were his little toes, and doctors were working on him so furiously. Then one of the doctors said the dreaded words that no mother wants to hear. He said, "Mom, we have to call it."

Giant, Unmarked SUVs To Help Catch Texting Drivers

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. (AP) — Even for a state trooper, it's not easy to spot drivers who are texting. Their smartphones are down on their laps, not a...

Cell Phones Are Involved In 1 In 4 Car Crashes. Here's What Some States Are Doing About It.

Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology

Distracted driving is one of the biggest threats on the road, with more than a million crashes each year involving drivers talking or texting on mobil...

Welcome to Driving Without Thinking

Ted Minall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ted Minall

Come on, who really gets into their car, truck or yes, even bus, and actually devotes 100% of their focus on driving? I know, I know, you're a good driver! You can multi-task! You've been driving for 40 years and never been in a car crash! And, you're much too busy to waste time just driving.

We Can Take Back Control of The Public Safety Epidemic on Our Roads –- And Technology is The Answer

Brandon Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Brandon Nixon

Somehow we accept that drunken, drowsy, distracted and aggressive driving are a given. We're more equipped than ever to fight back and yet? Despite the rise in traffic deaths, we're giving in.

True Confessions of an Admitted Distracted Driver

Cathy Jarosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Cathy Jarosh

The first step to being a safer driver is recognizing what your own worst habits are, and then finding the steps you can take to change.