This is a new technology GM will be putting in cars that may actually stop texting!
By tracking where a drivers' eyes are looking, the device will know when somone is texting and can encourage a driver to stay focused on the road when necessary.
Don't believe cell phone conversations leave you blind?
Distracted driving is the leading cause of death on Ontario roads. A dash cam catches a driver unaware of a stop sign and the resulting crash. (Don't worry, no one was injured!)
New York stiffens distracted driving laws.
My friend Governor Cuomo is taking real steps to combat distracted driving within New York state by increasing the penalties for offenders. The news even got him on a ride along with a state police officer.
This study found that hands-free texting is just as dangerous as hands-on texting.
Is going hands-free really all it's cracked up to be? I can't find any scientific evidence supporting the hands-free laws we pass. Quite the opposite, actually. It may be very inconvenient but unfortunately it's what all the science is telling us.
How's that multitasking going for you?
A new study examining the personality types that believe they are good at multitasking tend to be impulsive risk-takers, and in the end, have the poorest multitasking abilities. A must read for everyone.
Teenagers outing parents for “do as I say, not as I do” hypocrisy
Do you text when you drive? Most adults know that the “right” answer to that question is an unencumbered no, and most parents would make that an emphatic “no,” as in “I don’t text and drive, and you, child of mine, shouldn’t either.” That’s the message that comes from everyone from Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls to...
The NTSB has called for a ban on ALL cell phone use while driving
The recommendation is the most far-reaching yet by the National Transportation Safety Board. If adopted by states it would outlaw non-emergency phone calls and texting by operators of every vehicle on the road. It would apply to hands-free as well as hand-held devices, but devices installed in the vehicle by the manufacturer would be allowed, the NTSB said…
This is why corporations need to pay attention to this issue
A woman who was hit by a driver for Coca-Cola Refreshments while the driver was on her cell phone was awarded $24 million in damages Friday afternoon. Coca-Cola’s cell phone policy allows its drivers to use hands-free devices while driving despite the science…