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Texting While Driving

Putting Marijuana DUI in Perspective

Sam Tracy | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Sam Tracy

We must consider the risk involved and make sure the punishment fits the crime. While weak DUI laws clearly jeopardize public safety, overly strict rules or harsh penalties can ruin the lives of innocent drivers who aren't truly impaired.

10 Smartphone Rules We Should All Follow

Zach Dean | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

This is not a blog on your rights. You have a right to be oblivious to your surroundings and a right to be obnoxious. That includes your right to obnoxiously use your smartphone the same way you obnoxiously do anything else. This is a piece on etiquette.

Drunk vs. Distracted Driving in DC and the 50 States

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 10.16.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

As the drunk driving fatality rate continues its decades-long decline, the danger of distracted driving is worsening as smartphone usage increases.

Bill Maher's New Rule For Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.02.2014 | Comedy

Texting while driving is never okay -- not even when you're stopped at a red light. Unfortunately, not everyone has received that message, but in a...

This Device Claims To Make Texting And Driving Totally Safe

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

The dangers of texting and driving are well-known, but a San Francisco-based startup has a device it claims will let drivers use a phone safely while ...

Hang Up the Phone!

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Jean Freberg

Put your phone down and pay attention, life is passing us by every second we choose not to. Maybe there is a new adage brewing for our times... "No one on their deathbed ever said, 'Gee, I wish I'd spent more time on my cell phone.'"

The Dangers Behind Teen Texting and Driving

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

Lately, I've been seeing more teens texting while driving in my town, and many of these young people are not that much older than my son.

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you, make you more appealing to others, nor should it rule your life.

Teens Today Are Making Smarter Choices, Except For This

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on...

Memorial Day Road Trip Travel Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

If you are tired, let someone else do some driving. Respect your exhaustion. Never risk the safety of yourselves and those around you to try to get to your vacation spot a little earlier. It's just not worth the risk.

Say What?

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

Young people know that drinking or using a cell phone while driving are dangerous behaviors. What is surprising is that, according to a new survey, teens seem to have different definitions of what it actually means to engage in these potentially deadly behaviors.

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.

Hey, Auto Industry: Eyes Straight Ahead!

Jay Winsten | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Jay Winsten

When it comes to distracted driving, the auto industry has an inherent conflict of interest, and cannot be the final arbiter of guidelines to curb the problem.

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...

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

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 04.18.2014 | 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.