Can You Please Stop Talking On Your Cell Phone In Public?

Listen up, ladies and gentlemen! I recently learned a few highly important points that I'd like to share with you. First, I learned that Todd is doing great in college. Solid 3.2 grade-point average, just like his father. I also learned that Lucy is deciding between two colleges, and she's not quite sure which one she… » 1/22/15 3:02pm 1/22/15 3:02pm

How American Driver's Ed Has Failed: Instead of Reporting It, Let's…

This Is Exactly What You Want To Do To Every Driver On A Cell Phone

Here we see what appears to be a minor car crash in the former Soviet East, caused by a driver on their cell phone. And then the offended driver reaches into the distracted driver's car, grabs their cellphone, and smashes it on the ground. » 8/23/13 5:08pm 8/23/13 5:08pm

Study Finds Talking On Phone While Driving Isn't As Bad As We Thought

A study by Saurabh Bhargava and Vikram S. Pathania of Carnagie-Mellon and the London School of Economics, respectively, seems to demonstrate that talking on your phone while driving does not make you more likely to crash. Unless you close your eyes to talk or something. » 8/09/13 1:30pm 8/09/13 1:30pm

Why Did The Government's Scary Cell Phone Study Only Look At Stopped…

This morning we reported on a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that said 660,000 U.S. drivers are using their cell phones behind the wheel at any given point during the day. But when you read the fine print, the story changes a bit: the NHTSA got this data from looking only at drivers who… » 4/05/13 6:45pm 4/05/13 6:45pm

Right Now There Are 660,000 Drivers Using Their Cell Phones In The U.S.

A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that Americans still just can't put down their goddamn cell phones when they're driving. » 4/05/13 11:08am 4/05/13 11:08am

This Man Was Busted On The Autobahn With The Craziest Mobile Office…

We have seen some fairly surprising feats of distracted driving here on Jalopnik, but we've never seen an in-car office like this one in Germany. » 11/13/12 2:30pm 11/13/12 2:30pm

Woman Sues City For $1.7 Billion Because Parking Meters Are Screwing…

Denise Barton is suing Santa Monica for $1.7 billion, claiming that the city's new wifi-equipped parking meters are making her sick. » 8/22/12 12:00pm 8/22/12 12:00pm

Do Not Film A Tornado From Your Truck While Chatting On The Phone

Steven Hoag, a former marine and employee of the North Carolina Department of Transportation was sitting in his truck, calmly talking to his sister. This wouldn't be remarkable, were it not for the massive tornado tearing up the landscape just outside. » 7/05/12 4:30pm 7/05/12 4:30pm

Driving While Surfing And Other Stupid Things To Do With A Smartphone

Your smartphone can be your second brain, but it can also turn you into a person with no sense of direction, poor social skills, and next to no privacy. Fixing these problems is easy, but first you need to know about them. Here are all stupid things you're doing with your smartphone. » 6/25/12 3:30pm 6/25/12 3:30pm

Texting And Driving Got A Teen A Year In Jail

When 18-year-old Aaron Deveau was texting while driving last year, having to spend a year in jail for it was probably the last thing on his mind. But when he crashed into another car, fatally injuring its driver, that's exactly the sentence a Massachusetts judge handed down. » 6/07/12 12:00pm 6/07/12 12:00pm

Are Distracted Driving Laws Threatening Our Civil Rights?

A San Francisco Bay Area DUI lawyer argues that law enforcement officers are abusing distracted driving laws to engage in unwarranted vehicle searches. He points out the unexpected civil rights ramifications of laws designed to make roads safer. » 5/31/12 4:30pm 5/31/12 4:30pm

Transportation Secretary Doesn’t Know What Distracted Driving Is

Ray LaHood, the US Secretary of Transportation, is on a personal crusade to rid the country of distracted driving. It would be important for him to know what distracted driving actually is, but a new interview with Washington DC's WTOP radio station shows he has no idea what he's doing. » 2/28/12 12:30pm 2/28/12 12:30pm

German Cops Track 4.2 Million Cell Phone Connects, Find Zero Criminals

In an effort to catch the arsonists responsible for thousands of burned cars in Germany's capital, and not just that one jealous guy from last year, Berlin police have monitered 4.2 million cell phone connections. They haven't caught a single arsonist. » 1/24/12 4:00pm 1/24/12 4:00pm

How to drive safely while using your cellphone

The National Transportation Safety Board has voted to recommend that states ban the use of cellphones while driving. This controversial decision has some people upset and others pleased, believing that banning the use of cellphones will reduce the risk of accidents. We believe that cellphone use can absolutely pose a… » 12/15/11 7:30am 12/15/11 7:30am

Watch a bus driver configure a smartphone while driving with his elbows

What is so important that this Italian bus driver feels the need to use two cellphones simultaneously while driving a bus full of passengers with his elbows? Calling technical support on one phone to set his Internet and email settings on the other one. » 5/17/11 4:40pm 5/17/11 4:40pm

New York adding points for drivers caught using cell phones

New York's DMV will implement a two-point penalty on all drivers found guilty of distracted driving this week. And yes, "sexting while driving" counts. We're looking at you Mark Sanchez. [NY1] » 2/14/11 2:30pm 2/14/11 2:30pm

Talking On Your Cell Phone Could Make You Drive Safer

Moves to bar drivers from using cell phones have been driven by the mantra that a phone-holding driver is as dangerous as a drunk one. However, a new study found cell phones may actually keep some drivers safer. Here's how. » 1/12/11 12:00pm 1/12/11 12:00pm

LaHood: Cell Phones While Driving OK For “Specially Trained” Super Cops

"They are trained to be careful," transportation secretary Ray LaHood told a caller on NPR when asked if it was OK for cops to use cell phones while driving. They're not, but what could cops be texting each other? » 10/29/10 1:30pm 10/29/10 1:30pm

The Most Emotionally Manipulative Anti-Driving-While-Distracted Video…

FACT: Drive while distracted and you will hit a mom and her kid and then be forced to witness the mom watch her kid die. Then you'll kill a mom and her kid will watch her die. Everyone dies. » 8/27/10 1:00pm 8/27/10 1:00pm