Distracted Driving

Oregon ranked 18th for state with worst drivers

Does it feel like drivers are particularly bad in Oregon?<p>Well, we're not the worst--but we're far from the best.<p>According to a new study from auto …

Portland, OR

This Holiday Season, Try Driving Distraction-Free

Callie CrossleyYou think it'd be simple to just keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Handsfree

Quebec’s Bill 165 aims to kick distracted driving to the curb

Quebec Transport Minister André Fortin tabled a much-anticipated bill to severely punish distracted drivers on the province’s roads.<p>“More and more …

Quebec City

4:32pm: Texting While Driving Is One Step Closer In Becoming A “Primary” Traffic Offense by WLRN - Listen to music

Driving

Distracted Driving Will Stop When Cars Drive Themselves

Driving can be fun, but it’s often routine. For every scenic trip, there are weeks of commuting. Meanwhile, mobile phones have become little entertainment centers designed to combat boredom.<p>Popular music, independent films and social interactions are only a tap away. The road can’t compete with …

Transportation

Wyckoff Teens Get Educated About Distracted Driving

The seminar was funded by a grant State Farm awarded to the YMCA earlier this year.<p>WYCKOFF, NJ — Teenagers learned about the dangers of distracted …

New York City

Poll: Drivers Think Texting Is More Dangerous Than Marijuana

What’s more distracting: Driving while texting or driving while under the influence of marijuana? According to a new poll, most Americans believe the …

Cannabis

Framingham mom calls for tougher distracted driving penalties 1 year after being hit

Loading...<p>More than one year after being run over by a distracted driver, a local woman is angry that the man who hit her is still behind the …

Massachusetts State Police

Poll: Cell Phones More Dangerous Than Pot for Drivers

"Perhaps surprisingly, more people consider texting and using social media to be dangerous while driving than being under the influence of …

Cannabis

Distracted Driving Law; Rising College Costs; More Local Stories

Some of the best and most useful content comes from the Patch community. Here's a roundup of stories from this week.<p>At Patch, we believe that some of …

Seattle

ICBC to test two new devices to deter distracted driving

ICBC plans to test two new devices — one for drivers and one for police — that it hopes will deter people from texting or talking on a cellphone …

British Columbia

Nationwide taps TrueMotion to tackle distracted driving

Nationwide has selected TrueMotion to capture distracted driving data from members of its usage-based insurance program, SmartRide.<p>Thanks to an …

Driving

2 new pilot programs to be tested in B.C. to crack down on distracted driving

The B.C. government, along with ICBC and other officials will be launching two pilot programs to test technology that may help put the brakes on …

Transportation

Americans View Texting While Driving as More Dangerous Than Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

<b>While Americans are concerned with both stoned drivers and those distracted by text messages, a new poll shows an overwhelming majority view texting</b> …

Cannabis

ICBC tests new distracted driving technology - Surrey Now-Leader

The Insurance Corporation of B.C. is starting two pilot projects using new technology to prevent distracted driving.<p>ICBC plans to recruit 200 …

ICBC tests new distracted driving technology

The Insurance Corporation of B.C. is starting two pilot projects using new technology to prevent distracted driving.<p>ICBC plans to recruit 200 …

B.C. to test apps that disable phones in moving vehicles

The province will also test a Bluetooth-enabled scope that will help authorities catch distracted drivers.

Driving

B.C. tests app to block use of mobile devices while driving

The B.C. government will test a new app that can block drivers from using their mobile phones while driving, ICBC announced Tuesday.<p>For the pilot …

Mobile

Distracted driver crashes car into Quincy home

Distracted driving caused a motorist to crash through a fence and into the side of a home in Quincy Tuesday morning, police said.<p>The vehicle hit the …

Boston

Naked Couple Having Sex Crashes Car With Baby Inside

A Washington couple has given a new meaning to the phrase distracted driving.<p>A man and woman crashed their car while having sex on Wednesday night — …

Viral

York police launch hockey themed distracted driving awareness campaign

AURORA, Ont. -- A police force north of Toronto has launched a hockey themed distracted driving awareness campaign, saying their officers "really do …

York police use hockey adage in distracted driving awareness campaign

AURORA, Ont. – A police force north of Toronto has launched a hockey themed distracted driving awareness campaign, saying their officers “really do …

Driving

Drunk, Distracted Driving Crackdown: Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

The highest traffic volumes of the year occur Thanksgiving weekend. It's also a time when drinking is widespread (think home from college).<p>HUDSON …

New York City

York cops give a puck when it comes to distracted driving

Keep your head up. And your phone down.<p>That’s the latest message from York Region Police, who have started a distracted driving blitz with a hockey …

Canadian News

Gov. Baker calls for passage of cellphone driving ban

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is throwing his support behind a proposal to ban motorists from holding cellphones while they drive.<p>The Republican …

Boston

Gov. Charlie Baker calls for passage of cellphone driving ban

Updated: Nov 21, 2017 - 4:39 PM<p>Loading...<p>BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is throwing his support behind a proposal to ban motorists from holding …

Boston

Pope: People don’t think about how bad distracted driving really is!

Tells traffic police that mercy and force can go together<p>Pope Francis received the leaders and staff of the Central Directorate of Road and Railway …

Pope Francis

Troopers carry out strict texting while driving enforcement, troopers say

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will be conducting a special enforcement effort to prevent distracted driving this week as traffic …

Policing

Too Much Holiday Celebrating? 'Tow To Go' Will Help Get You And Your Ride Home Safely

<b>DETROIT (WWJ)</b> – There’s a joint effort to provide free confidential rides over the holidays. It’s called <i>Tow to Go</i>.<p>So, if you’re planning on drinking …

Grieving father of UBCO student killed in car crash speaks out against dangerous driving

A grieving father who lost his daughter in a devastating car accident is speaking out for the first time to encourage drivers to practice safe …

Canadian News