The Truth About Cars » distracted driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » distracted driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com How Many People Have Been Killed While Taking a Selfie Behind the Wheel? Two. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/how-many-people-have-been-killed-while-taking-a-selfie-behind-the-wheel-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/how-many-people-have-been-killed-while-taking-a-selfie-behind-the-wheel-two/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278282 Or, at least, that’s what this nifty, little, easily digestible graph from Priceonomics would lead you to believe. The often utilized and equally abhorred selfie, the act of recording a moment in time of thyself, has been directly linked to the deaths of two people while driving, according to news reports compiled by Priceonomics. That pales […]

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Or, at least, that’s what this nifty, little, easily digestible graph from Priceonomics would lead you to believe. The often utilized and equally abhorred selfie, the act of recording a moment in time of thyself, has been directly linked to the deaths of two people while driving, according to news reports compiled by Priceonomics. That pales […]

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Detroit Driver, Distracted by Cellphone Porn, Crashes & Dies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/detroit-driver-distracted-cellphone-porn-crashes-dies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/detroit-driver-distracted-cellphone-porn-crashes-dies/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274073 Via the Detroit News, the Michigan State Police reported the death of a Detroit motorist early Sunday morning when he lost control of his car on a ramp between two city freeways, apparently distracted by the pornographic movie he was watching on his cellphone. MSP reports that Clifford Ray Jones, age 58, was partially ejected […]

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Via the Detroit News, the Michigan State Police reported the death of a Detroit motorist early Sunday morning when he lost control of his car on a ramp between two city freeways, apparently distracted by the pornographic movie he was watching on his cellphone. MSP reports that Clifford Ray Jones, age 58, was partially ejected […]

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Who Needs Naders? We Have Cyborgs! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/needs-naders-cyborgs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/needs-naders-cyborgs/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1210337 Yesterday, TTAC’s daily news editor Aaron Cole wrote an editorial calling for a new Ralph Nader to arise and save us from our own refusal to make appropriate safety-related automotive choices. I found the article fascinating, not least because one of my first editorials for TTAC was a skeptical look at the benefits of so-called […]

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Yesterday, TTAC’s daily news editor Aaron Cole wrote an editorial calling for a new Ralph Nader to arise and save us from our own refusal to make appropriate safety-related automotive choices. I found the article fascinating, not least because one of my first editorials for TTAC was a skeptical look at the benefits of so-called […]

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Study: Distracted Drivers Stay Distracted, Even After They’ve Sent Super Clever Text http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/study-distracted-drivers-stay-distracted-even-after-theyve-sent-super-clever-text/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/study-distracted-drivers-stay-distracted-even-after-theyve-sent-super-clever-text/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1202929 Drivers may take nearly 30 seconds to regain their focus back on the road after using a car’s infotainment or hands-free smartphone systems, researchers announced Wednesday. The two studies, which were conducted by the University of Utah (Go Utes!) for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, concluded that even modern assist programs could dangerously distract […]

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Drivers may take nearly 30 seconds to regain their focus back on the road after using a car’s infotainment or hands-free smartphone systems, researchers announced Wednesday. The two studies, which were conducted by the University of Utah (Go Utes!) for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, concluded that even modern assist programs could dangerously distract […]

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Sir, Put Down The Burrito http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/sir-put-burrito/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/sir-put-burrito/#comments Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176170 It’s the kind of thing that could only happen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Or maybe it’s the kind of thing that could happen anywhere but which is most likely to happen in the ABQ: a bus driver rams a line of cars because he’s distracted. One of the victims of the crash sues the city, […]

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It’s the kind of thing that could only happen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Or maybe it’s the kind of thing that could happen anywhere but which is most likely to happen in the ABQ: a bus driver rams a line of cars because he’s distracted. One of the victims of the crash sues the city, […]

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Who Reads The Instruction Manual? (Update: No One) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/reads-instruction-manual-update-no-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/reads-instruction-manual-update-no-one/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:22:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1152689 J.D. Power and Associates on Tuesday released its study of in-car technology that showed many new car buyers either don’t use features available on their car or aren’t aware they exist. According to the study, at least 20 percent of buyers haven’t used 16 of 33 features targeted by the study, including in-vehicle concierge services such as OnStar (43 […]

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J.D. Power and Associates on Tuesday released its study of in-car technology that showed many new car buyers either don’t use features available on their car or aren’t aware they exist. According to the study, at least 20 percent of buyers haven’t used 16 of 33 features targeted by the study, including in-vehicle concierge services such as OnStar (43 […]

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“I Really Do Think This Is Going To Be The DUI Of The Future” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/really-think-going-dui-future/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/really-think-going-dui-future/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1129641 I am utterly convinced that our descendants will look on the aggressive prosecution of “distracted driving” the way hipster kids today look at the “Reefer Madness” scare of the Thirties. As police departments across the nation weigh the relative rates at which smartphone owners and career drunk drivers pay their court fines in a timely […]

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I am utterly convinced that our descendants will look on the aggressive prosecution of “distracted driving” the way hipster kids today look at the “Reefer Madness” scare of the Thirties. As police departments across the nation weigh the relative rates at which smartphone owners and career drunk drivers pay their court fines in a timely […]

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Hyundai Patent Shows Cell-Phone Disabling Technology http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/hyundai-patent-shows-cell-phone-disabling-technology/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/hyundai-patent-shows-cell-phone-disabling-technology/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1045106 Can’t put down the smartphone while driving? Hyundai has a patent for technology that can render it as dumb as a Motorola DynaTAC. Autoblog reports the patent shows technology that “limits or disables the use of some of mobile device features which could cause distraction to the user.” The system determines when and what to […]

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Can’t put down the smartphone while driving? Hyundai has a patent for technology that can render it as dumb as a Motorola DynaTAC. Autoblog reports the patent shows technology that “limits or disables the use of some of mobile device features which could cause distraction to the user.” The system determines when and what to […]

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General Motors Looks To Cameras To Solve Distracted Driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/general-motors-looks-cameras-solve-distracted-driving/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/general-motors-looks-cameras-solve-distracted-driving/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=906361 Until the overlords at Google bestow their technocratic utopia of automation to every new vehicle leaving the factory, distracted driving will remain a problem in need of a solution, such as the one General Motors has in mind. Autoblog reports GM is working on a three-way deal with Seeing Machines and Takata to install 500,000 […]

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Until the overlords at Google bestow their technocratic utopia of automation to every new vehicle leaving the factory, distracted driving will remain a problem in need of a solution, such as the one General Motors has in mind. Autoblog reports GM is working on a three-way deal with Seeing Machines and Takata to install 500,000 […]

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Federal Highway Safety Grants Go Mostly Unclaimed Over Stringent Qualifications http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/federal-highway-safety-grants-go-mostly-unclaimed-stringent-qualifications/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/federal-highway-safety-grants-go-mostly-unclaimed-stringent-qualifications/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=880978 Aside from funding issues with the U.S. Highway Trust Fund, state governments are having a difficult time applying — and receiving — federal grants to make their part of the system safer. USA Today reports grants for graduated licensing for teens, ignition interlocks for DUI offenders, and distracted driving prevention have gone largely unclaimed. Though […]

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Aside from funding issues with the U.S. Highway Trust Fund, state governments are having a difficult time applying — and receiving — federal grants to make their part of the system safer. USA Today reports grants for graduated licensing for teens, ignition interlocks for DUI offenders, and distracted driving prevention have gone largely unclaimed. Though […]

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Cell Phone Bans Failing To Curb Accident Rates http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/cell-phone-bans-failing-to-curb-accident-rates/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/cell-phone-bans-failing-to-curb-accident-rates/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=872738 If any legislators were hoping banning cell phone use behind the wheel would cut down on accidents and fatalities linked to distracted driving, it may have been all for naught according to a handful of studies on the matter. Autoblog reports the most recent study, published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, looked […]

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If any legislators were hoping banning cell phone use behind the wheel would cut down on accidents and fatalities linked to distracted driving, it may have been all for naught according to a handful of studies on the matter. Autoblog reports the most recent study, published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, looked […]

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Sen. Rockefeller Threatens Federal Regulations On In-Car Smartphone Use http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/sen-rockefeller-threatens-federal-regulations-on-in-car-smartphone-use/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/sen-rockefeller-threatens-federal-regulations-on-in-car-smartphone-use/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=735985   Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia, told officials of companies including General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp., Google Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., AT&T Inc. and Apple Inc. to move faster on implementing standards to reduce driver distractions caused infotainment systems, or he will introduce legislation to regulate Internet connectivity for […]

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  Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia, told officials of companies including General Motors, Toyota Motor Corp., Google Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., AT&T Inc. and Apple Inc. to move faster on implementing standards to reduce driver distractions caused infotainment systems, or he will introduce legislation to regulate Internet connectivity for […]

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This Is The Tasty New Face Of Civil Disobedience http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/this-is-the-tasty-new-face-of-civil-disobedience/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/this-is-the-tasty-new-face-of-civil-disobedience/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:23:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=678162 Distracted driving is a problem, and if you don’t believe us, just ask Sally Kurgis’s dad. (Miss Kurgis, by the way, got a sweetheart deal from the Columbus courts, something that is currently being hotly debated within the city itself.) Because distracted driving is a much safer and easier arrest to make than, say, drug […]

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Distracted driving is a problem, and if you don’t believe us, just ask Sally Kurgis’s dad. (Miss Kurgis, by the way, got a sweetheart deal from the Columbus courts, something that is currently being hotly debated within the city itself.) Because distracted driving is a much safer and easier arrest to make than, say, drug […]

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Google Glass Wearer to Fight Citation For Wearing Google Glass http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/google-glass-wearer-to-fight-citation-for-wearing-google-glass/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/google-glass-wearer-to-fight-citation-for-wearing-google-glass/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:15:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=639873 Texting. Cellphones. Entertainment systems. All of these have been regulated in order to diminish distracted driving as much as possible. Google Glass may now be added to that list, courtesy of the California Highway Patrol via a speeding ticket that became more upon closer inspection. Tuesday evening, one Cecilia Abadie was pulled over by the […]

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Texting. Cellphones. Entertainment systems. All of these have been regulated in order to diminish distracted driving as much as possible. Google Glass may now be added to that list, courtesy of the California Highway Patrol via a speeding ticket that became more upon closer inspection. Tuesday evening, one Cecilia Abadie was pulled over by the […]

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A New Story Exonerates The Mobile Phone; A Few Thoughts On The Appeal To Emotion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/a-new-story-exonerates-the-mobile-phone-a-few-thoughts-on-the-appeal-to-emotion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/a-new-story-exonerates-the-mobile-phone-a-few-thoughts-on-the-appeal-to-emotion/#comments Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:31:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499000 …new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that talking on a cellphone while driving does not increase crash risk. Published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the study uses data from a major cellphone provider and accident reports to contradict previous findings that connected cellphone […]

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…new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that talking on a cellphone while driving does not increase crash risk. Published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the study uses data from a major cellphone provider and accident reports to contradict previous findings that connected cellphone […]

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Perhaps You’d Like To Watch An Extremely Touching Video Chock Full Of Anecdotal “Evidence” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/perhaps-youd-like-to-watch-an-extremely-touching-video-chock-full-of-anecdotal-evidence/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/perhaps-youd-like-to-watch-an-extremely-touching-video-chock-full-of-anecdotal-evidence/#comments Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:31:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498925 Werner Herzog directed the surprisingly good Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans a few years back, and now he’s put his not inconsiderable talents to work making a film about the consequences of distracted driving. Titled “From One Second To The Next”, the movie was funded by AT&T and is intended to — well, […]

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Werner Herzog directed the surprisingly good Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans a few years back, and now he’s put his not inconsiderable talents to work making a film about the consequences of distracted driving. Titled “From One Second To The Next”, the movie was funded by AT&T and is intended to — well, […]

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New York’s Secret Weapon Against Texting Behind The Wheel: Jacked Up SUVs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/new-yorks-secret-weapon-against-texting-behind-the-wheel-jacked-up-suvs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/new-yorks-secret-weapon-against-texting-behind-the-wheel-jacked-up-suvs/#comments Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495637 New York is one of 40 states that have banned texting while driving. In the four or so years since the ban went into effect in New York state, a bit more than 11,000 tickets have been issued for all hand held phone violations, including texting.   That number seemed too small to Gov. Andrew […]

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New York is one of 40 states that have banned texting while driving. In the four or so years since the ban went into effect in New York state, a bit more than 11,000 tickets have been issued for all hand held phone violations, including texting.   That number seemed too small to Gov. Andrew […]

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Tales From The Cooler: Disregarded Dreadful Drivers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tales-from-the-cooler-disregarded-dreadful-drivers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tales-from-the-cooler-disregarded-dreadful-drivers/#comments Thu, 09 May 2013 01:07:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487855 We are bombarded with messages about the dangers of drunk driving, of the hazard of talking and texting on cell phones while driving, and the need to give a wide berth to folks driving Zipcars. We think there are many other varieties of unsafe motorists that get no attention from the media. As a public […]

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We are bombarded with messages about the dangers of drunk driving, of the hazard of talking and texting on cell phones while driving, and the need to give a wide berth to folks driving Zipcars. We think there are many other varieties of unsafe motorists that get no attention from the media. As a public […]

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Distracted Driving: New Study Brings Out The Dead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/distracted-driving-new-study-brings-out-the-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/distracted-driving-new-study-brings-out-the-dead/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 17:10:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487840   According to current information on Distraction.gov, “in  2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver.” There is an all-out war against distraction of drivers, especially against cellphones. At the same time, current information at the NHTSA says that “In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in […]

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  According to current information on Distraction.gov, “in  2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver.” There is an all-out war against distraction of drivers, especially against cellphones. At the same time, current information at the NHTSA says that “In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in […]

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NHTSA Releases New Distracted Driving Guidelines As Data Presents A Very Different Picture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/nhtsa-releases-new-distracted-driving-guidelines-as-data-presents-a-very-different-picture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/nhtsa-releases-new-distracted-driving-guidelines-as-data-presents-a-very-different-picture/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:54:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486100 As part of their campaign against “distracted driving”, NHTSA has released new voluntary guidelines governing the use of in-car infotainment systems. Among the core of the recommendations, as reported by Automotive News The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration specifically recommended disabling several operations unless a vehicle is stopped and in park: • Manual text entry for […]

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As part of their campaign against “distracted driving”, NHTSA has released new voluntary guidelines governing the use of in-car infotainment systems. Among the core of the recommendations, as reported by Automotive News The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration specifically recommended disabling several operations unless a vehicle is stopped and in park: • Manual text entry for […]

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Distracted Driving: An Infographic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/distracted-driving-an-infographic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/distracted-driving-an-infographic/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:25:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484139   Juan Barnett, aka DCAutoGeek, put together this infographic on “distracted driving” using NHTSA’s own data from their latest study. I’ll let you be the judge on the matter, but the numbers are straight from NHTSA itself.

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  Juan Barnett, aka DCAutoGeek, put together this infographic on “distracted driving” using NHTSA’s own data from their latest study. I’ll let you be the judge on the matter, but the numbers are straight from NHTSA itself.

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“Distracted Driving” Joins The Ranks Of Primary Offenses In Virginia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/distracted-driving-joins-the-ranks-of-primary-offenses-in-virginia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/distracted-driving-joins-the-ranks-of-primary-offenses-in-virginia/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:17:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483740 In a move that will undoubtedly create a flood of profitable tickets save uncounted lives, Virginia has made “distracted driving” a primary offense and raised the fines to the proverbial ceiling. If you’re confused as to what a “primary offense” might be, toss me some click love and check it out. Virginia’s governor is expected […]

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In a move that will undoubtedly create a flood of profitable tickets save uncounted lives, Virginia has made “distracted driving” a primary offense and raised the fines to the proverbial ceiling. If you’re confused as to what a “primary offense” might be, toss me some click love and check it out. Virginia’s governor is expected […]

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Tweet All About It: Ray “Distracted Driving” LaHood Steps Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tweet-all-about-it-ray-distracted-driving-lahood-steps-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tweet-all-about-it-ray-distracted-driving-lahood-steps-down/#comments Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:35:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475736 In what Reuters calls “the latest exit from President Barack Obama’s cabinet,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that he would not be staying on for the second term. In a good-bye letter to DOT employees, he  made only a passing three word reference the “Distracted Driving Initiative”, which was bunched in with many other […]

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In what Reuters calls “the latest exit from President Barack Obama’s cabinet,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that he would not be staying on for the second term. In a good-bye letter to DOT employees, he  made only a passing three word reference the “Distracted Driving Initiative”, which was bunched in with many other […]

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Don’t Give LaHood Ideas: They’ll Take Your Phone Away http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/dont-give-lahood-ideas-theyll-take-your-phone-away/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/dont-give-lahood-ideas-theyll-take-your-phone-away/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:48:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451574 They do that in South Africa.  Use your phone for texting or gabbing, and police in Cape Town will arrest your cell. Police in unmarked “ghost squad” cars seized 16 phones from motorists who flaunted a new regulation in Cape Town, South Africa, Reuters says.  The new rule allows police to confiscate handsets for 24 hours […]

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They do that in South Africa.  Use your phone for texting or gabbing, and police in Cape Town will arrest your cell. Police in unmarked “ghost squad” cars seized 16 phones from motorists who flaunted a new regulation in Cape Town, South Africa, Reuters says.  The new rule allows police to confiscate handsets for 24 hours […]

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Feds Push NY Towards Full Ban On Electronic Devices In Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/feds-push-ny-towards-full-ban-on-electronic-devices-in-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/feds-push-ny-towards-full-ban-on-electronic-devices-in-cars/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:35:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431003 Citing New York’s leadership in banning hand-held cell phone use in cars, NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart urged the Empire State to become the first to ban all use of personal electronic devices while driving. Though careful to call it a state issue, Hart did hint that state compliance with forthcoming NTSB recommendations could be […]

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Citing New York’s leadership in banning hand-held cell phone use in cars, NTSB Vice Chairman Christopher Hart urged the Empire State to become the first to ban all use of personal electronic devices while driving. Though careful to call it a state issue, Hart did hint that state compliance with forthcoming NTSB recommendations could be […]

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