Ever since texting became a thing, people in the driver’s seat have been looking at their phones instead of the road. This is, of course, not cool. Texting while driving is now illegal in most places. But a new study says that the worst driver distractions come from inside the car.
Apple has been under fire before for not stopping its users from texting while driving. It is a little ridiculous to expect Apple to take responsibility for what is clearly a user error, but such is the way of our times. And now Apple will add a Do Not Disturb feature to the iPhone to stop people from becoming…
A lawsuit filed in California this week claims Apple is responsible for a fatal crash because the tech giant had a patent to prevent drivers from using the FaceTime app, but failed to install it.
Your phone has an ‘airplane mode’ to cut its signal while you’re flying. The British government is currently planning talks to set up a similar mode for anyone driving a car.
US regulators want to limit what you can do with your smartphone while you’re behind the wheel. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published its first safety guidelines regarding driver distraction, targeting portable and aftermarket devices (a.k.a. smartphones) or other gear you that…
Reducing traffic? Fighting the scourge of private ownership? Nah man, there’s something better about autonomous cars, and you can leave it to the Aussies to get it so right.
“Let me just send this text while I steer my car through traffic with my feet, it should be okay,” this woman must be thinking as she texts while steering her car through traffic with her feet.
Let’s get this out of the way: Pokémon Go is meant for walking. But where I live, it’s also upwards of 100 degrees outside right now. And besides, walking? This is America; that’s for suckers. But for those tempted to play the game while driving, it’s proven extremely dangerous. We’ve seen driving players hit trees,…
What would convince transit riders to pay attention to an oncoming train instead of Instagram? Apparently, a graphic depiction of certain dismemberment.
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.