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How to Set Up Auto-Respond Texts When You're Driving

It’s incredibly tempting to reach out and respond to a text you get while you’re driving, but maybe less so when you realize that distracted driving …

'Textalyzer' aims to cut distracted driving, but what about privacy?

If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool …

Safety paradox: More technology means more totaled cars

Cars today are bristling with new safety systems - technology meant to help you avoid a crash or survive it. But expanded use of those systems has created a consequence that might surprise you: If you're in a crash in such a car, your insurance company is more likely to total it.<p>So says <i>Automotive</i> …

This startup wants to monitor drivers with cameras to fix distracted driving

Too many drivers get distracted too often behind the wheel, from stealing a quick glance at a text message to taking a phone call and a host of other …

Eye Tracking

Slow Down, Jerk! Drive Like Your Kids Live Here, Please.

At my son’s school, fourth grade is the year that students are allowed to start walking home on their own. Teachers are no longer required to make …

Physics Proves No One Can Safely Text and Drive

Pretty much everyone agrees that distracted driving is bad. And the most common distraction just might be your phone. People seem convinced that they …

Distracted Millennials may be driving up insurance rates

Distracted driving has gotten a lot of blame in recent years for helping push up car insurance prices. A new NerdWallet survey conducted by Harris Poll suggests that Millennials (ages 18-34) in particular are prone to distracted driving, which could lead to more insurance claims and higher rates …

'Am I paralyzed?' | 22-year-old's life changed in an instant by distracted driver

At 22-years-old, Tyson Dever was having the time of his life. He was a junior at Texas State University with hopes of becoming a coach and teacher.

College & University

To End Distracted Driving, MIT Figures Out How People Really Drive

Given the sheer numbers of things that go on in cars these days, it is, perhaps, a touch worrying that scientists still aren’t quite sure how the …

Have You Seen The Shocking New #ItCanWait Video?

Did you know that there is a 33% decrease in brain activity when you drive and text?<p>The shocking #ItCanWait video exposes exactly what happens when …

A simple solution for nighttime distractions: turn the screen off

A key selling feature in most new vehicles is how large the screen in the dash is. Touchscreen or ringed with dials, size matters.<p>It’s a boon for …