distracted driving

‘Driver mode’ proposed by NHTSA to lock certain cell phone features while driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a set of proposed guidelines to help cut down on distracted driving, including device pairing and asking cell phone manufacturers to develop a “driver mode” that blocks many of a phone’s functions.

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Mandates for video recorders, collision avoidance systems among NTSB’s ‘Most Wanted’ in 2017-2018

Items on the list NTSB's 2017-2018 most wanted list that could have the biggest impact on drivers include increased implementation of collision avoidance technologies, expanding use of event recorders, and ending alcohol and drug impairment.

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Photos posted to Facebook net $1 million crash settlement

Ever posted a photo you took from the driver's seat to Facebook? The plaintiff's bar thanks you.

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Report: Air horns for four-wheeler safety?

More and more, drivers are taking the issue of four-wheeler distraction (chiefly by cellphones) into their own hands....

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POLL: Do you use your truck’s horn to call out distracted drivers?

This poll follows reports of a growing tendency among drivers calling out unsafe behavior among motorists and other truckers on-highway, particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

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Video: Seeing that you’re driving blind

The video shows that what is superficially doing two things at once – driving and talking on the phone – is really just switching between two activities.

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These are the most annoying drivers and driving habits

Who are the most annoying drivers? For you, it’s a simple answer: four-wheelers, at least the bad ones. The same question was put to four-wheelers, and their responses were based on relationships. The top three, in order: my spouse, a friend, my mother. If you’re wondering about that leading “spouse” response, women were slightly more likely to choose “my husband” than men were to choose their wives. The survey was done by Insure.com, which  provides information on auto ...

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Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

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Billboards and brain tumors

“Honey, hand me a pen and a piece of paper, I need to take that number down immediately. The attorney with a giant head is going to save me from a DUI!”

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Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

Some drivers responding to news of Tennessee's use of troopers in big rigs to nab texting four-wheelers loved the idea -- others suggested it might be just another safety hazard.

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