Latest Mobile phones and driving safety Stories

2013-06-14 23:01:30

With hands-free technologies like Bluetooth and Siri now commonly installed in new vehicles, it's even easier these days for drivers to talk or text on their cell phones; but not having to use your hands does not make it any safer, according to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Parker Waichman wants drivers to know that talking or texting on a cell phone, whether hand-held or hands-free, creates a heavier "mental workload," which makes driving more difficult. (PRWEB)...

2013-06-12 23:21:21

According to NBC 10 (June 4, 2013), Massachusetts police have recently arrested a young woman following a serious-injury auto collision. The collision occurred while one driver was on the wrong side of the road and whose phone revealed text messages to friends that said she was drunk shortly before the time of collision. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 According to NBC 10 (June 4, 2013), Massachusetts police have recently arrested a young woman following a serious-injury...

2013-06-12 23:20:17

New research reveals that voice-activated in-car technologies dangerously undermine driver attention. WASHINGTON (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Hands-free technologies might make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. The research found that as mental workload and...

Rich, Educated Men Most Likely To Text And Drive
2013-05-30 16:59:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s well known that distracted driving of any kind can be potentially deadly for everyone on the road, even if the one driving safely has their cellphone pocketed. State governments have been cracking down on distracted driving, specifically using a cellphone behind the wheel, for several years now, but laws alone likely won´t completely curb this behavior. University of Alberta sociology researcher Abu Nurullah...

Texting While Driving Now Responsible For More Teen Deaths Than Drunk Driving
2013-05-11 09:00:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Texting while driving has now replaced drunk driving as the number one cause of death among US teenagers, according to new research from the Cohen Children´s Medical Center of New York. According to the study, more than 3,000 teens die each year as a result of sending SMS messages while operating a motor vehicle. In comparison, approximately 2,700 are killed as a result of driving while under the influence of alcohol,...

2013-05-03 23:18:16

Texting Awareness Foundation responds to a recent finding that using voice to send text messages is as dangerous as traditional texting. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 On May 3, 2013, Texting Awareness Foundation comments on a new study confirming that voice text messaging is just as dangerous as hands-on texting. According to Business Insider, the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A & M University, compared voice-to-text messaging and conventional texting in a driving...

Hands-Free Texting Is Not Distraction Free
2013-04-23 16:08:53

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study released by the Texas Transportation Institute found that hands-free texting can add up to as much or more distraction — and danger — for drivers as manually reading and replying to texts. A whole market has emerged for hands-free mobile phones and devices. Cars connect to phones. Some cars, devices or apps read texts to drivers and even let drivers respond to text messages without laying a hand on the...

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