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CDOT director blames surge in Colorado roadway fatalities on an “epidemic of distracted driving”

Colorado’s top transportation official on Tuesday blamed a spike in state roadway fatalities last year on an “epidemic of distracted driving,” saying …

Roads

Deal: Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Tool

Price: $20 | Buy | LinkAt first glance, this gadget looks like just another USB charger for your car’s cigarette lighter outlet. But this …

Seatbelt

Alexa's Hugs mourns with community, encourages safety

In the past 10 days, five people lost their lives on roadways in the Northern Colorado region.<p>And for Loveland resident Tad Johnson, his heart breaks …

A not-so-brief history of the seatbelt

Car manufacturers love an inside joke as much as the next person. Witness the seven-bar grilles hidden throughout the Jeep Renegade, the …

Seatbelt

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

We asked 10 music curators from public-radio stations across North America to share the one song currently rocking their world. As usual, they delivered a delightful mix that's sure to help you discover something new to you. In this edition, hear new music by Houston-based Thai-funk trio …

Radio Industry

Mark Webber's Sad, Distracted Eyes Want You To Stop Texting While Driving

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 …

'Parents are Key' to success of National Teen Driver Safety Week, says CDC

This is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hopes its “Parents are Key” campaign will help parents encourage safe driving habits.<p>Among the tools for parents on the CDC’s website: a "Parent-Teen Driving Agreement," designed to be posted on …

The value of unplugging, in the age of ultimate distraction

A common experience: you are walking down the street and someone is walking in the opposite direction toward you. You see him but he does not see you. He is texting or looking at his cellphone. He is distracted, trying to do two things at the same time, walking and communicating.<p>There is also the …

Text Messaging

I know what Sheryl Sandberg is going through

When Lucie Brownlee's young husband suddenly died, she knew she would mourn him for the rest of her life<p>Sheryl Sandberg’s dignified and articulate meditation on the first 30 days after her husband’s sudden death caused me to open up the notebook I kept in the months after my husband Mark died.<p>No …

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg: What We All Can Learn From Their Marriage

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has told women, "Who you marry is the single most important career decision you make." And she's right: A study of Harvard Business School graduates (Sandberg received her M.B.A. from Harvard, coincidentally) found that husbands—not kids—were more likely to hold women …

Yoda, Space Hefner and ‘amorous sweats’: Read the original ‘Empire Strikes Back’ review | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker furthers his Jedi training with Yoda in “Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back” (AP Photo / Lucasfilm ltd )<p><i>May the fourth — “Star Wars” Day — has arrived.</i><p><i>With that in mind, we thought it was an ideal date to continue our look back at the Los Angeles Times’</i> …

Star Wars

The Hulk: The Last Angry Man

The men behind the most soulful monster of them all<p>T<p>he Hulk is sitting in a half-full subway car on a Monday afternoon, wearing thick-rimmed glasses, …

Marvel Universe

Teen Drivers' Texting Rates Still High, Despite State Laws In Place

While state laws banning texting while driving have significantly reduced the number of teens using their smart phones behind the wheel, nearly one-third still engage in this dangerous behavior.<p>This is the finding of new research to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual …

Distracted Driving

Transform Your Speaking Skills With This '60 Minutes' Segment on TED

The popular CBS news magazine <i>60 Minutes</i> recently turned its spotlight on the global phenomenon known as TED talks. Although the 15-minute segment carried brief clips and videos of several famous TED talks, the producers and host Charlie Rose featured one speaker in particular—civil rights attorney …

Public Speaking

Distracted driving a key contributor to teen crashes, study shows

An analysis of nearly 1,700 in-car videos of teen drivers shows that distraction is a much more prevalent contributor to serious crashes than originally thought, a traffic safety foundation reported Wednesday.<p>But a teen driving expert cautioned against drawing broad conclusions from the …

Ford And Life360 Partner On App To Curb Distracted Driving

Texting or talking on the phone while driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., according to recent data. Now Ford is partnering with the family location services startup Life360 on a new tool which could help reduce distractions on the road.<p>Ford is the first …

Distracted Driving is No Joke (update)

Last night I lost a dear friend. Lieutenant Colonel Phil Cooley, USAF Retired, was killed on January 6th by a "distracted driver" identified as …

Smartphone Makers Need To Put An End To Distracted Driving

I’m cruising down the road at 45 mph when – <i>ka-ching!</i> – the sound of a cash register blares out from my iPhone. It’s one of now several deal-finding apps I have installed that alert me to nearby sales at local stores. I love the functionality they provide, but I’m not thrilled with the timing. The …

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Digital billboards under spotlight in distracted driving debate

Drivers complain ad diplays are too bright especially at night<p>Digital billboards are distracting and should be more tightly regulated, say some …

110 distracted driving summonses issued by Linden police in recent crackdown

LINDEN — Police issued around 110 summonses to drivers they say weren't paying attention to the road during two distracted-driving enforcement …

Ford is opening teen eyes to the dangers of distracted driving

It happened on a road he drove every day. Who knows what the text was about; our young friend didn't live past the bend. Four years later, the card from his funeral with his handsome Grade 12 school portrait is still tacked to the corkboard as a constant reminder of who we lost. His cheery smile …

Distracted driving a bad idea

ABU DHABI // As more motorists use technology while driving, publicity campaigns, designing a more forgiving road network and an effective …

Road Safety