Tag: Distracted driving

Pregnant Inmate Gives Birth On Prison Cell Floor Of County Jail

Jessica Preston gave birth on the prison cell floor of the Macomb County Jail despite that the hospital is just about three minutes away. Her baby was born one month early and weighed less than 5 pounds.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Regulators Look To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers By Locking Them Out Of Apps While On The Road: Is This A Good Idea?

The NHTSA released proposed guidelines to help fight against the danger of distracted drivers. The regulator is calling for electronics manufacturers to create a "driver mode" that will lock drivers out of certain apps while on the road.

Car Tech November 24, 2016

Talking While Driving Dangerous Even If You’re Using Hands-Free Phone

Driving while talking on the phone is dangerous. This holds true regardless whether the driver holds the mobile device or uses it hands-free.

Car Tech June 12, 2016

Teen Car Crashes On The Rise: AAA Warns Of The 100 Deadliest Days For Teens

Car crashes involving teenage drivers tend to spike during the summer, resulting in more deaths than in any other periods of the year. The AAA conducted a study and warns of the 100 deadliest days for teenagers, so beware.

Life & Style June 3, 2016

Don't Text And Drive! Experts Warn Texting Is The Worst Of All Driving Distractions

Researchers have found that texting behind the wheel is the worst form of driving distraction. While a 'sixth sense' ensures that drivers stay on track even when they're emotional or absent-minded, it does not kick in when texting and driving.

Life & Style May 15, 2016

Attorneys Allege That Snapchat's Speed Filter Is To Blame For Teen's High-Speed Car Wreck

Snapchat and driver Christal McGee are both being sued for causing a serious accident that was allegedly caused by the app's speed filter.

Life & Style April 26, 2016

NYC Road Safety Bill Wants 'Textalyzer' App Legalized So Cops Can Scan Drivers' Phones

The New York Police could soon have the power to scan a driver’s mobile device to assess whether it was used prior to an accident. The new road safety bill will require drivers to hand over their phones for scanning after a crash.

Society April 14, 2016

Don't Text And Walk, Or New Jersey May Soon Throw You In Jail

Need to send out a text message while you’re walking? You could be fined for that or even land in jail in New Jersey, where texting while walking may soon become illegal.

Society March 24, 2016

Alarming AAA Statistics Explain Why So Many Americans Are Involved In Car Crashes

A study shows that about 87 percent of drivers engage in at least one risky behavior while driving. Risky behaviors include distracted driving, speeding, driving while feeling drowsy and red-light running.

Society February 27, 2016

Study: Voice-Activated Entertainment Systems Can Still Distract Drivers Long Enough To Crash

A new study reveals that it takes 27 seconds before a driver regains full alertness after using the vehicle’s voice-activated entertainment system. These include commanding the system to dial a number, changing music and sending SMS.

Society October 23, 2015

Hands-Free Phones And Infotainment Systems Still As Distracting As Texting While Driving: Study

Researchers warned that hands-free technologies and infotainment systems can put motorists and pedestrians at risks. A study reported up to 27 seconds of inattention after talking to your smartphone or to your car.

FUTURE TECH October 23, 2015

Your Car Could Soon Know Your Driving Mistakes Before You Even Make Them

A new driver monitoring system is under development by researchers as part of a project called Brain4Cars. The system is not only able to detect driver movement but is also able to learn about the driver's habits.

FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015

Forget Texting While Driving: AT&T Survey Reveals Drivers Do A Lot More With Their Smartphones

Drivers no longer use their smartphones just for calling and texting when they are on the road, a new study by AT&T shows. They now also take selfies, tweet, browse the web, send email and even video chat.

FUTURE TECH May 20, 2015

Distracted Driving Month: AAA Report Reveals Distracted Driving Leading Cause Of Traffic Accidents

Drugs and alcohol are no longer the top reasons for car crashes involving teen drivers. Distractions, such as talking with others, playing with digital devices, personal grooming and singing are primary actions leading to road accidents.

FUTURE TECH April 6, 2015

If You're A Distracted Driver And You Come Across These People On Road, You're Doomed [Video]

When another driver is doing something other than just focusing on the road, it can mean big danger for every other driver on that road. It's a scenario that's happening everywhere.

Society April 6, 2015

Shocking! Las Vegas Woman Gets $200 Ticket For Applying Lip Balm At A Red Light

Don't put that Chapstick on while driving in Las Vegas. Highway patrol officers are pretty serious about citing drivers for distracted driving as one woman found out.

Society April 5, 2015

Blame Smartphones, Friends For Teen Driver Car Crashes: Study

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that distractions were the prevailing factor in almost six out of 10 moderate to severe crashes involving teen drivers. Some of these distractions include grooming, mobile phone use and talking with other passengers.

FUTURE TECH March 25, 2015

Shocking Things Teens Do While Driving (Yes, They Even Change Clothes!)

Study finds teens particularly vulnerable to car accidents due to distracted driving. Busy multitasking by teens behind the wheel leading to increase of fatal accidents, researchers say.

Society March 23, 2015

Study Shows Many Teens Change Their Clothes While Driving

Teens lead busy lives, so it's no surprise for one study to discover that they actually change outfits behind the wheel.

Life March 20, 2015

Toyota, Oculus VR Team up to Teach Teens About Distracted Driving

Toyota teamed up with Oculus Rift in a campaign that aims to teach new drivers about the threats of distracted driving. The education potential of the head-mounted device was displayed at the Detroit Auto Show as part of Toyota's TeenDrive365.

FUTURE TECH January 16, 2015

Heart-wrenching texting while driving video: Accident victim speaks out 'I thought I was invincible'

This heart-wrenching video of a girl whose life has changed forever by distracted driving will remind you it’s never worth anything to text while driving.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2014

Car infotainment may not be so reliable after all, say consumer groups

Infotainment systems bring down vehicle reliability, especially those in their first run on the market, according to Consumer Reports. Still, there's hope the systems will work through the kinks and become reliable driver aids, says AAA.

FUTURE TECH October 27, 2014

Using hands-free device in cars dangerously distracting to drivers: Study

A new study found that using hands-free devices for cars may be more distracting than making a phone call on a standard smartphone. The findings contradict popular belief among drivers.

FUTURE TECH October 8, 2014

Pipe down, Siri, car talk isn't a very safe driving habit

A pair of new studies assert voice-command systems are way off the mark in delivering on the promise of enhancing roadway safety. Apple's Siri is marked more distracting than any other voice-command software.

Apps/Software October 7, 2014

Study tags Apple Siri as among the most distracting companion while driving

New studies show that a car’s voice-activated dashboard infotainment system offers a certain level of distraction to the driver. This also includes the distraction brought by Apple’s Siri voice command system.

FUTURE TECH October 7, 2014

Texting on Google Glass while driving is not safer than using a smartphone (It's cooler, though)

A study from the University of Central Florida claims that texting and driving while wearing Google Glass is as distracting as using a smartphone. However, Google Glass users were quicker in recovering from an accident.

Wearable Tech September 29, 2014

Texting using Google Glass while driving not safer than using smartphones: Study

A new study reveals that drivers using the Google Glass to send text messages while driving can get distracted. The level of distraction is similar to when a smartphone is used.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2014

Parent phone calls play role in teens' distracted driving, but texting is all about friends

New report reveals teen drivers are mostly talking to parents when they're behind the wheel as they're afraid to ignore the call. But when texting and driving it's a friend they're communicating with.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 9, 2014

Parents often the culprit when it comes to distracted teen drivers

Texting and talking on the phone while driving is considered dangerous driving, and accounts for 11 percent of teen fatalities. A new study suggests teens may actually be texting and talking to their parents most of the time.

Society August 8, 2014

Navdy HUD for cars may prevent distracted driving

Navdy's new dashboard-mounted transparent display has just made distracted driving a lot less dangerous. The company calls it the "Google Glass for your car."

FUTURE TECH August 6, 2014

Vancouver driver gets 26 tickets in 36 months, driving ban for two months

Distracted driving does not simply mean using one’s smartphone while driving. How one gets 26 tickets for such offense? Find out what this Vancouver local did.

Society April 3, 2014

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