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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…
Ray LaHood announced this week that he won't continue on as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for President Obama's second term, taking the most aggressive campaign against distracted driving ever put forth by the government with him as he departs.
Science fiction writer Douglas Adams once broke down the human reaction to technology thusly: Anything that's existed for as long as you have is normal; anything invented while you're between the ages of 15 and 35 is something you can profit from; anything invented after you've turned 35 is "against the natural order…
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled new fuel-economy window stickers for cars and trucks, saying "we're not just sitting around waiting for high gasoline prices to come down." His ride of choice to the unveiling: This 12-mpg Chevy Suburban SUV.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he hopes Congress will make the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit a Cash-for-Clunkers type rebate — which might require having your car dealer plow into your tax returns.
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.
In addition to GJEL Accident Attorneys, a San Francisco law firm specializing in auto injuries, Ray LaHood, President Obama's distracted-by-distraction Transportation Secretary, is a big fan of Justin Bieber. Who knew?
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.
Who doesn't suffer from having their iPad and iPhone tumble around their BMW? How do you keep them properly held? To tout its own devices, BMW commissioned a few DIY projects that would give Ray LaHood a conniption.
"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.