Many of us have experienced prolonged stretches of driving where we’re seemingly oblivious to our surroundings, and we’re left dumbfounded that we didn’t get into a serious accident. A new study suggests that a specific brain function protects us from these bouts of absentminded driving—but that it completely breaks…
Last fall, an 18 year-old girl crashed into another car at a claimed speed of over 100 miles per hour. Now a victim from the other car has brain damage, and is suing Snapchat, which the girl was allegedly using just before the incident.
Here’s a different kind of distracted driving: Michigan state police say a Detroit driver fatally crashed while watching porn on his phone. The unnamed driver was ejected from the sunroof of his 1996 Toyota Corolla. He was not wearing his seatbelt, nor pants, police said.
Porsche put its World Endurance Championship driver Mark Webber behind the wheel of a 911 GT3 Cup racecar with a Porsche-designed Blackberry phone to prove that even the best can’t text and drive without distraction.
Be careful the next time you’re at a stoplight and want to get a quick peek at your phone. That friendly construction worker beside your car might actually be a cop playing dress-up.
It’s safe to assume that if you’re reading these words on this particular webpage you enjoy the act of driving. When you’re behind the wheel, that is your sole focus. You are the exception, and two new studies on phone use while driving prove it.
"What the FUCK," he says to himself, realizing two big rigs are about to collide right in front of his eyes.
Last night I lost a dear friend. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Cooley, USAF Retired, was killed on January 6th by a "distracted driver" identified as 38-year-old Jesse Matamales of Yoder, Colorado. According to several news reports, Matamales was driving an uninsured 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 truck. What you see above are the…
Voice controls are touted as the "safe" alternative to fumbling with our phones, and yes, they keep our eyes on the road and our hands on the wheel. But the technology is still half-baked, and in the case of Apple's Siri, it's distracting enough to cause two crashes in a simulator.
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have pitted traditional texting against voice texting using Google Glass and – surprise! – the face computer is just as distracting while driving.
Ahoy there, motorist! You know you're not supposed to be texting when you're driving, right? Pretty soon, the cops may know better than ever when you're doing it.
Featureless roads, dull cars, endless traffic: boredom is killing American drivers.
There's a massive, country-wide freakout going on in the UK after reports that anyone involved in a crash would have their mobile phone seized and inspected by police to determine if they were distracted when the crash took place. And the chief cop behind the hysteria isn't helping matters.
Mercedes doesn't want you busy with other stuff while driving. They think you should be comfortable, know where you're going and, um, well fed. And apparently you should constantly be thinking about how you feel.
This month, some residents of San Francisco could discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behavior. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region.
Cell phones and driving have been a hot topic for a while now. People fail to believe that a cell phone is really a distraction. Well, this video should be the proof you need.
Having a phone within reach is too much for some drivers so we've created laws that make taking a call, texting or looking up directions illegal while behind the wheel. There are also apps that try to restrict usage, like the Road Wars "game" I tried that's designed to reward focused driving. There's just one problem…
This is the introduction to what's intended to be a recurring series that will pick up in the new year pending further research.
How do you get drivers to stop texting, talking on a phone, eating, drinking coffee, or letting their minds wander elsewhere when they need to be focused on the road? One group of researchers in Australia has a possible solution: shut it down.