distracted driving

DOT releases ‘Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving’

| June 07, 2012

DOT offers a strategy to address the use of handheld cell phones behind the wheel to reduce risks of distracted driving.

Idaho, Alaska legislatures ban handheld texting while driving

Jill Dunn | April 19, 2012

Alaska and Idaho become the 37th and 38th states to ban texting while driving for all motorists.

Kicking the habit: Why a blanket cell-phone ban won’t work

| December 15, 2011

As if hearing the plethora of truck drivers' objections to the prohibitions on handheld cell use in-cab while driving, minus any similar prohibition for the motoring public and given the wide problem of motorist distraction ...

Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all drivers

| December 14, 2011

NTSB’s recommendation would have to be adopted separately by each U.S. state since states have authority over driver behavior.

Modest proposal: ‘Ban truck driving’

| December 09, 2011

The comments on the news of the handheld cellphone ban while driving for the interstate pilots of the nation's tractor-trailer rigs continue to come in. (Read them for yourself here, including among them at the ...

Fed agency measures distracted-driving deaths

| December 09, 2011

New data released by NHTSA using its refined methodology show an estimated 3,092 fatalities in distraction-affected crashes in 2010.

Idaho, Tennessee to mount holiday patrols

| November 17, 2011

Idaho police statewide will conduct an enforcement campaign to target impaired driving Nov. 19-27.

NTSB urges ban on cell phone use

Jill Dunn | September 14, 2011

Board recommended banning the use of mobile phones by commercial drivers except in emergencies.

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