Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous. Typing is a contradictory activity to driving. Most of us suspect that using hands free devices is just as dangerous. A report from AAA last month confirmed that suspicion. It found that using Siri while driving is pretty much the most distracting thing you can…
People love laws that prevent texting while driving. They seem like good common sense laws that prohibit distractions that lead to accidents. But once the laws are written, cops have to go out and enforce them, and that's not as easy as it looks.
Take your average, "I get safe driving checks from Allstate" driver, plop them and their America F**k Yeah car in the middle of Manhattan, and you will produce a "reckless" driver. There are too many pedestrians and cars and dogs and construction zones for anybody here to even approach a modicum of "safety" out on…
By now, everyone should know that texting while driving is a horribly stupid thing to do. But what if you send a text to a person who happens to be driving, and that person crashes? Could you be held liable in court? A New Jersey appellate court just said yes.
A Jalopnik tipster sent us a photo of this New Jersey genius, who appears to be texting whilst riding his motorcycle. Smart move.
Despite several states already banning use of personal electronic devices like cell phones while driving out of fear of people tweeting, texting and Facebooking, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board today is taking things one step further. The safety board's now calling for a nationwide federal ban. And how'd…
Sprint just announced they'll be adding anti-distracted driving software to every new Android phone they sell. It will do battle with the phone's pro-distracted driving software more commonly referred to as all the other software on the phone.
"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?
The top auto safety expert for the nation's insurance companies says U.S. Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood is getting "irrational" about the dangers of distracted driving. His explanation: Texting and talking may just replace other bad driving habits, like reading newspapers.
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.
Wait — "may?" You mean... they can do this... now?
Remember that British anti-texting ad? The Today Show's found it and they're going nuts. Donny Deutsch just said TV stations need to show the video like, around-the-clock. It's the biggest Welsh hit since Tom Jones.
Hoping to stop kids from texting-while-driving, Welsh police created this video. It's a graphic depiction of a fake texting accident. Could this be the 21st century version of Red Asphalt? NSFW.