2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit police car

Cop Says He's Written 800 Texting And Driving Tickets This Year

An Atlanta-area police officer has written nearly 800 tickets this year for texting and driving, WSB-TV Atlanta reports. Gwinnett County Police Officer Jessie Myers told WSB-TV he has issued more tickets for texting while driving than any officer in the state of Georgia; it wouldn't be surprising... read more

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Cell Phone Safety

U.S. House Mulls In-Car Cell Phone Ban

Currently, the United States is a patchwork of laws regarding cell phone use while driving: You can talk here, you can't text there, you must be in park or neutral to use... read more June 24, 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

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

Woodcliff Lake police in New Jersey take delivery of MINI Cooper

New Jersey Police Get MINI Cooper As New Patrol Car

We’ve seen plenty of special police cars in the past, including a Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 911 and even an impounded Dodge Viper, but the latest is just too cute... read more March 18, 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

Texting while driving

The End All Be All Solution To Distracted Driving

Distracted driving kills. That's a fact. In 2009 distracted driving led to the deaths of 5,474 people in America. The technology that has captivated generation Y, iPods, cell... read more September 27, 2010 by

Frank Ryan

Acclaimed Hollywood Plastic Surgeon May Have Died While Tweeting

We don't know for sure what caused Dr. Frank Ryan's 1995 Jeep Wrangler to hurtle off the Pacific Coast Highway and down a cliff on Monday afternoon. We do know, however, that... read more August 19, 2010 by

Teen driving

Study: Nighttime Teen Deaths Up, Cellphone Distraction To Blame

Thinking about setting some ground rules on when a new teen driver can or can't take out the car? Ruling out most of the nighttime hours might be a good start. If you're a... read more May 6, 2010 by

Texting while driving is a major distraction

Study: teens kill virtual pedestrians when texting while driving

We all know someone who's fused to their cell phone, texting, talking, twittering and incessantly updating their calendars - even when behind the wheel. The problem is... read more May 5, 2009 by


DriveAssist phone service keeps drivers from talking and texting at the wheel

Mobile communications devices are truly coming into their own with the BlackBerry, iPhone, Sidekick and more making it easier than ever to stay connected via the Internet... read more October 16, 2008 by


Text messaging deemed more dangerous than alcohol or cannabis behind the wheel

While driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has long been demonized by safety groups and the government, it turns out a much more dangerous vice is lurking on our... read more September 18, 2008 by


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