Distracted Driving

AAA teen distracted driving video screencap

Video Shows Just How Distracted Teen Drivers Can Get

The fact that teenage drivers are statistically more likely to crash their cars is not news, but thanks to modern technology we can now gawk at the conditions that cause those crashes. To drive home the point of teen-driving safety, the AAA put together a videoof in-car camera footage showing some... read more

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Mazdaspeed Motorsports driver Connor De Phillippi stacks a virtual race car while texting

Mazda Works To Combat Distracted Driving: Video

In 2010, 3,092 people died in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, while some 416,000 were injured in crashes involving driver distraction. Traveling at 55... read more August 31, 2012 by 

Peter Frampton tweets about being hit by a distracted driver

Peter Frampton Hit By Woman Breaking All The Rules (About Texting)

Rock legend Peter Frampton is used to mixing it up with women, but not while stuck in traffic. (Well, not that we know of.) Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened... read more August 1, 2012 by 

Distracted driving

New Tech Blocks Drivers' Cell Phone Calls, Not Passengers'

According to researchers at India’s Anna University of Technology, up to 20-percent of fatal traffic accidents involving trucks or heavy commercial vehicles may be... read more July 12, 2012 by 

2011 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door I6 Steering Wheel

Will Vibrating Steering Wheels Make For Safer Roads?

Of the five senses that the human body is equipped with, sight and sound are the primary ones used behind the wheel of a car. You could argue that touch comes into play as... read more March 22, 2012 by 

Tobii eye-tracking technology

Eyes On The Road? Tobii Ensures You're Alert While Driving

Distracted driving is bad, mmmkay? Driving tired is no better, and any time you spend with your eyes off the road is time taken away from reacting in a potentially... read more December 1, 2011 by 


Ford Sync Reads Text Messages Aloud, Starting Today

We've reviewed a number of smartphone apps that read texts aloud to drivers -- apps like DriveSafe.ly, PhoneGuard, and SafeCell -- but we've seen very few text-to-speech... read more October 18, 2011 by 

Traffic Jam

Tech Blamed For Stressed "Gen Y" Drivers; Some Tips To Help

If you were born some time between the 1970s and the mid 1990s you're what's known as "Generation Y", and new research has shown that you're much more likely to be stressed... read more August 8, 2011 by 

BMW Pathfinder "micronavigation" system prototype

GPS Racing: Over 7 Million Brits Try And Beat The Sat Nav

How long will a journey take from point A to point B? To get the answer, many of us will punch the destination into our GPS satellite navigation devices which give us an... read more July 29, 2011 by 

BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Ray LaHood Wants Less Tech In Cars, More Ads About Distracted Driving: Video

You can call U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood many things, but "slouch" isn't on the list. At a time when computing and social media are expanding to fill every... read more June 2, 2011 by 

Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle

Google Bets On Nevada To Become Home For Autonomous Cars

Google has been hitting the headlines pretty hard the past couple of days. Its Android operating system is still hammering the smartphone market, its new music service is... read more May 11, 2011 by 

2011 Nissan LEAF iPhone App

Driver Hits Tree While Reporting Erratic Driver

A 46-year-old New Jersey woman was injured last Saturday when she drove her car into a tree--while dialing 911 to report an erratic driver. The accident occurred in Toms... read more April 18, 2011 by 

Sprint Drive First app for Android

Sprint Pre-Installing Android App To (Mostly) Disable Your Smartphone While Driving

If you're the sort of person who's tempted to take calls while driving -- or worse, answer text messages -- there are dozens of apps to help curb your addition. Now, Sprint... read more March 25, 2011 by 

Barnes & Noble Nook Color modded to become in-dash stereo and more

Watch: Barnes & Noble Nook Hacked, Becomes In-Dash Stereo & More

There are lots of gizmos on the market -- gizmos designed to meet the needs of nearly every consumer. And yet, a handful of consumers are never satisfied. They take matters... read more February 28, 2011 by 


Nanny Cams Prove Popular For Parents Of Teen Drivers

Once upon a time, parents had to be pretty crafty to track their teenagers' driving habits. Sure, they could look for obvious signs of recklessness like dents and scratches... read more January 24, 2011 by 

T-Mobile's DriveSmart

T-Mobile Joins The Battle Against Distracted Driving With DriveSmart

Over the past few months, we've seen a number of smartphone apps designed to curb distracted driving -- namely, SafeCell, PhoneGuard, and Mashable's mobile app of the year... read more January 21, 2011 by 


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