Distracted Driving

The Stars of ‘Teen Mom’ Text and Drive — And It Has to Stop

When we first met the ladies of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2, they were just pregnant teenagers navigating what’s probably one of the most complicated …

U.S. Dept. of Transportation

These Distracted Driving PSAs Target The Snapchat Generation

All images: Smiths Lawyers / Humbert Sanchez<p>With the proliferation of smartphones in the last decade, distracted driving is more of a problem than …

Technology (Australia)

Manitoba MP tables bill aimed at cracking down on texting motorists

OTTAWA — A Manitoba MP tabled a bill Wednesday aimed at cracking down on people using smartphones while driving.<p>“Right now, you are more likely to be …

Canadian News

More accidents, distracted driving help send insurance rates up in 2016

An increase in accidents and more distracted driving have resulted in higher insurance rates for Ohio motorists.<p>The top 10 insurers by market share …

Insurance

Bill Brownstein: Readers call for much tougher punishment for distracted drivers

Forget the fines and the demerits. Not nearly draconian enough. No, in response to last week’s column about distracted driving, some readers …

Canadian News

What you should know about Oregon’s new distracted driving law

Scofflaw.<br>(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)<i>Our legal contributor Ray Thomas is an author and lawyer based in Portland.</i>On October 1, 2017, Oregon’s new …

Driving

10/16/2017: Preventing distracted driving

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Business

Undercover distracted driving sting leads to 107 stops in just 5 hours

Like shooting fish in a barrel.<br>(Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)Just how rampant is dangerous driving and law-breaking among drivers? Our …

Portland, OR

How To Use Do Not Disturb While Driving In iOS 11 So You're Not Distracted

There are so many things that your phone can do. It is practically your personal assistant. Your phone can tell you the best time to get to bed, …

iOS

Seating for seven

Mercedes is working on a more luxurious replacement for the current GLS. Picture: NEWSPRESS UK<p>Ford has introduced a virtual reality app overseas to …

Business (South Africa)

This new gadget will keep your teen from texting while driving

Parents of young drivers may finally be able to rest easy when their kids are out on the road.<p>Derive Systems, an automotive technology company, is …

Driving

Burnaby RCMP hand out 917 tickets to distracted drivers in September

The war on distracted driving in the Lower Mainland is still raging.<p>During the Burnaby RCMP’s September distracted driving enforcement campaign, …

Lower Mainland

Automakers in denial after scathing AAA report on distracted driving

Are automakers in denial? That’s the claim AAA is making after its scathing report picked 12 vehicles that make “very high demands” on drivers last week. It’s a sign that the tech in cars is overwhelming users.<p>In another surprise, some of the automakers, including Ford Motor Company, told a AAA …

Transportation

Bill Brownstein: It's time to get draconian on distracted driving

It was freaky. It appeared like there was no one driving the vehicle in front of ours on Highway 40. Could this be one of those new-breed driverless …

Canadian News

Police ticket hundreds of drivers over holiday weekend

Ontario Provincial Police partnered with local officers to nab hundreds of drivers over the Thanksgiving long weekend in an annual safe-driving …

Canadian News

Google's Pixel 2 phones fight distracted driving

You don't have to own an iPhone or Samsung phone to get a modern handset that keeps your eyes on the road. The <i>9to5Google</i> team has discovered that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL include a buried feature in their software (namely, Ambient Services) that automatically invokes a Do Not Disturb mode when it …

Technology (India)

Traffic Deaths Increased 5.6 Percent in 2016

Distracted driving fatalities actually went down<p>A total of 37,461 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That number is the highest since 2007, when 41,259 fatalities were reported.<p>Traffic deaths last year increased …

Autos

U.S. Traffic Deaths Hit a Decade High in 2016

Believe it or not, the increase isn't because of distracted driving.<p>Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images<p>Disturbing new statistics from the National …

United States

‘Operation Impact’ cracks down on dangerous driving in Montreal

Expect road blocks and an accrued police presence on the roads this holiday weekend as Montreal police crack down on unsafe drivers.<p>“Operation …

Road Rage

Traffic deaths jump to decade-high despite decrease in distracted driving

Deaths involving elderly drivers, drunk driving and speeding are all up<p>WASHINGTON - U.S. traffic deaths jumped 5.6 percent in 2016 to a decade-high of 37,461, and pedestrians killed rose 9 percent to 5,987, the highest number since 1990, the U.S. auto safety agency said on Friday.<p>The National …

Autos

OPP to target high-risk drivers during Thanksgiving weekend

Heading into the Thanksgiving Day long weekend, provincial police say officers will be concentrating on the four main causes of motor vehicle …

Canadian police forces kick off national road safety initiative for Thanksgiving weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend, police forces across Canada will be partnering on a national traffic safety and enforcement initiative known as ‘Operation …

Traffic Safety

Deadly car crashes are on the rise again, hitting a 9-year high

News (U.S.)

A lot of people died on US roads in 2016, but distracted driving is down

37,461 people killed last year<p>A staggering 37,461 people were killed on US roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from the previous year, according to just-released statistics from the US National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. That’s less than the alarming 8.4 percent year-over-year …

Your actual car is just as distracting as texting while driving

Don’t SatNav and drive.<p>Many inbuilt features in the latest crop of cars are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, …

Text Messaging

Playing Around With Your Infotainment System Is The One Thing More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving

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. …

Transportation

Vehicle infotainment systems increase distracted driving, AAA says

New so-called infotainment systems in cars may distract drivers for "potentially dangerous periods of time," AAA said in a study released …

Transportation

Ontario Distracted Driving Fine Stops Short Of Being A Real Solution

Distracted driving has been branded the "new" drunk driving.It seems that every time you turn on the news, there's another story about the damage and …

Canadian News

AAA says in-car tech systems are too distracting

Hands-free technology doesn’t mean risk free.<p>New in-car technology systems are “too distracting” despite being designed to curtail the use of …

Transportation

Donkey chase ends in crash

Two men chasing a runaway donkey were struck when an 18-year-old male texting while driving hit their parked pickup truck which in turn struck one of …

Canadian News