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Soon Having a Phone With You in the Car Will Be the Same As Having an Open Alcohol Bottle
Soon Having a Phone With You in the Car Will Be the Same As Having an Open Alcohol Bottle

11 Aug 2022, 08:57 UTC / IIHS wants more states to ban touching the phone while driving, following a study that shows a decrease in rear-end crashes in states with stricter rules

 
There Was a Dip in Distracted Driving Deaths in the U.S., but It's Not Enough
There Was a Dip in Distracted Driving Deaths in the U.S., but It's Not Enough

7 Aug 2022, 17:35 UTC / The latest data for distracted driving deaths in the U.S. shows a slight drop, but over 3,125 people died because of this in 2020. This is what you need to know

 
Watch Corolla Driver Rear-Ends Car Twice in Strange Accident Caught on Camera
Watch Corolla Driver Rear-Ends Car Twice in Strange Accident Caught on Camera

12 May 2022, 09:29 UTC / Accidents do happen and some might be weird, but few are stranger than this double accident caught by a rear-facing camera on a vehicle

 
NHTSA Opened a Preliminary Evaluation Against Tesla's Video Games
NHTSA Opened a Preliminary Evaluation Against Tesla's Video Games

22 Dec 2021, 14:42 UTC / The fact that the company allowed them to be plaid while the car is in motion “may distract the driver and increase the risk of a crash”

 
Mercedes-Benz Recalls EQS, S-Class Over MBUX Safety Glitch, One-Ups Tesla in This Regard
Mercedes-Benz Recalls EQS, S-Class Over MBUX Safety Glitch, One-Ups Tesla in This Regard

13 Dec 2021, 10:09 UTC / Mercedes-Benz recalls EQS, S-Class over MBUX safety glitch that allows drivers to watch TV while driving. Tesla has yet to react to a similar problem

 
Eight in Ten Young Pedestrians Cross the Road While Looking at Their Smartphone
Eight in Ten Young Pedestrians Cross the Road While Looking at Their Smartphone

22 Nov 2021, 14:17 UTC / A recent survey has shown that, in the past year, eight in ten young pedestrians cross the road while using their smartphones. The figures are concerning

 
The War on Cars - Paris Wants You to Drive at 30 Kph (19 Mph), Ridicule Strikes Back
The War on Cars - Paris Wants You to Drive at 30 Kph (19 Mph), Ridicule Strikes Back

16 Oct 2021, 10:48 UTC / The new speed limits for Paris streets may reach all streets in Europe, but runners and bikers would get tickets if they have license plates.

 
This System Will Know If You Are Driving Distracted
This System Will Know If You Are Driving Distracted

25 Sep 2021, 10:59 UTC / A German institute has developed a system that can figure out if a driver is distracted from the road while operating a vehicle.

 
Slick Senator Does Zoom Meeting on Distracted Driving While Driving Distracted
Slick Senator Does Zoom Meeting on Distracted Driving While Driving Distracted

7 May 2021, 14:00 UTC / Ohio State Senator Andrew Brenner says there’s no difference between what he did and taking a hands-free phone call, because he was still paying attention

 
NTSB Claims New-Generation Tech Is the Only Way to Fight Distracted Driving
NTSB Claims New-Generation Tech Is the Only Way to Fight Distracted Driving

15 Apr 2021, 06:05 UTC / The National Transportation Safety Board says collision-avoidance and connected vehicle tech is the only way to go in the fight against distracted driving

 
Tiger Woods’ Unintended Acceleration in Crash Hints He Mistook Gas for Braking
Tiger Woods’ Unintended Acceleration in Crash Hints He Mistook Gas for Braking

8 Apr 2021, 08:00 UTC / Police believe Woods panicked and, instead of braking, he hit the acceleration pedal; the golfer was doing twice the legal speed at the moment he lost control

 
Lexus Will Have You Driving Blind for 4.6 Seconds to Make a Point
Lexus Will Have You Driving Blind for 4.6 Seconds to Make a Point

7 Apr 2021, 04:29 UTC / April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Lexus has a very special NX that will help you better understand what texting and driving does

 
Kevin Hart Photographed in a Vintage Mustang “Driving Erratically,” on His Phone
Kevin Hart Photographed in a Vintage Mustang “Driving Erratically,” on His Phone

25 Feb 2021, 07:24 UTC / Eyewitness says the actor was “weaving” in and out of traffic, while mostly glued to his phone; Hart himself would not comment on the story

 
Google Might at One Point Block Your Smartphone Completely While Driving
Google Might at One Point Block Your Smartphone Completely While Driving

16 Nov 2020, 06:51 UTC / And while this sounds like a terrible experience, it’s really not, as Google just wants to reduce the distractions when you are behind the wheel

 
Gamification Could Help Deal with Distracted Driving Without a Phone Ban
Gamification Could Help Deal with Distracted Driving Without a Phone Ban

19 Oct 2020, 10:03 UTC / Sygic proposes a modern solution that could help with the distraction that using a mobile phone while driving generates: turning the entire experience into a ga

 
Vigilante Cyclist Rats Texting Drivers Out to the Police, Keeps Roads Safe
Vigilante Cyclist Rats Texting Drivers Out to the Police, Keeps Roads Safe

24 Jul 2020, 12:43 UTC / Mike van Erp says he’s only doing his duty by reporting texting drivers because he wants to keep the roads safe and help drivers be better

 
Motorists Treated to 30-Minute Adult Film on Hacked Billboard on I-75
Motorists Treated to 30-Minute Adult Film on Hacked Billboard on I-75

1 Oct 2019, 13:21 UTC / Auburn Hills police are looking for 2 young white men who broke into a shed and uploaded illicit content onto the laptop connected to the billboard

 
Australia Deploys AI Cameras to Catch Texting Drivers
Australia Deploys AI Cameras to Catch Texting Drivers

24 Sep 2019, 11:17 UTC / New South Wales successfully tried out the program and will extend it to 45 units spread out across the state, most of them mobile

 
Peugeot 307 Driver Busted for Doing Rubik’s Cube at 79mph
Peugeot 307 Driver Busted for Doing Rubik’s Cube at 79mph

19 Sep 2019, 13:49 UTC / Helicopter from Spanish National Traffic Directorate spots reckless driver on the highway, films him trying to solve the cube while driving

 
Mom Crashes Car Into Building at High Speed, Runs Away and Leaves 6YO Kid Behind
Mom Crashes Car Into Building at High Speed, Runs Away and Leaves 6YO Kid Behind

21 Aug 2019, 14:22 UTC / Tracey Pelletier was trying to get away from police after an attempted traffic stop when she crashed into a building. She left her son in the wreck