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    Scosche debuts accessory that blocks all cell phone use in cars
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    Scosche has created a new device designed to disable cell phones while driving. The cellCONTROL uses Bluetooth to block calls the instant a vehicle begins moving. According to the company, users activate the system online, download an application onto their mobile phone and plug a trigger unit ...

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    Report: Ford first to support bill banning handheld phones while driving
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    We're on the verge of having a nationwide ban on using handheld cell phones while driving, and Ford is the first automaker to stand behind the cause. According to The Detroit Free Press, Ford's vice president of government affairs, Pete Lawson, said that this "represents a practical, commonsense ...

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    Video: PSA - Ken Jeong and Joel McHale urge you to put a sock on it
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    Wear your thumb socks – Click above to watch video after the jump
    In the never-ending battle to get teenage drivers to put down their cell phones while driving, Sprint has assembled an A-Team of comedic force to advocate the use of thumb socks. We're not kidding. The ever-hilarious ...

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    Report: NSC decrees all cell phone driving as dangerous, cites 30 studies
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    Surprise, surprise. The National Safety Council just released a report saying that all cell phone use while driving – even hands-free – is potentially dangerous and "risky behavior." The study includes some pretty scary figures, including this one: At any time, 11 percent of drivers ...

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    Study: Laws banning hand-held phones do not reduce crashes
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    This one doesn't surprise us one bit and we'll explain why in a moment. Until then, clock this: a Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) study determined that laws banning the use of hand-held phones have no effect on the crash rate. None, as in zero effect. Says HLDI and Insurance Institute for ...

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    Volvo buys full-page ads to pledge support for distracted driving legislation
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    Volvo has publicly stated that it would like to eradicate accident-related injuries and deaths per year by the year 2020; an extraordinarily lofty goal that would obviously save countless lives. But in the next ten years, hundreds of thousands of drivers will die in traffic accidents in the U.S. ...

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    SURVEY: Drivers feel 35% less safe than they did five years ago... do you? [w/POLL]
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    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released new survey results stating that over one-third of the motorists it polled are driving scared. More specifically, they feel less safe than they did back in 2004. Thing is, 2008 was the safest year to drive a car since 1961, and adjusted for ...

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    Study: Where does your city rank among the road-rageous?
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    Listen up, all you people in New York, Dallas, Detroit and Atlanta. Settle down. You, too, Minneapolis. There's no excuse for the kinds of things you're doing out there on the road. That's right, we saw you. Well, not us, but your fellow drivers who tattled on a new AutoVantage survey about road ...

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    Nissan testing car-to-car communication system
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    Beginning this October and running through March 2008, Nissan will be equipping 2,000 drivers with an experimental system that aims to make Japan's roads a safer place to be.The in-car system will gather signals from a variety of stationary objects, including traffic lights and electricity poles, ...

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    Legislate me: drivers favor ban on distractions
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    A recent study by Response Insurance, a national car insurer, says that cell phones aren't the only driver distractions people want banned. Reading, grooming, and even listening to MP3 players or iPods were on the list with significant support.A few interesting results of the survey is that more ...

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    Mobile phone to provides real-time traffic reports
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    The ability to foresee the state of freeway traffic in real-time (as opposed to snapshots of traffic conditions) seems to be the up-and-coming technology for high end iron. Both Acura and, recently, Cadillac have bundled such systems with their navigation packages, which gather their data via ...

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    Custom blinker tones to replace ringtones in popularity?
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    Could it happen? CNET pundit Rafe Needleman let us know via email he asked this very question after reading a Ford press release that reveals turn signals of today emit a digital tone that has been meticulously engineered by dudes in white labcoats. In the past that familiar clicking sound that ...

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