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Hyundai has a patent for a way to disable smartphone features, like calls and texting, by using specific software and antennas inside the vehicle. It can even limit these restrictions simple to the area around the driver's seat.

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Cell-Phone Use And Passengers Are Top Crash Factors, Says AAA

Distracted driving is a far more significant cause of teen-driving accidents than previously realized, according to new research.

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Motorists in England have one more way to worry about getting stopped by the police this spring. The cops are using an unmarked semi to look down on drivers and check for any offenses, like using a cell phone or texting.

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AAA finds voice-recognition software still distracts drivers

Voice-recognition software that many automakers tout as a safer alternative to handheld devices can still divert drivers' attention, a new study published by AAA found.

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AAA Finds Voice-Recognition Software Still Distracts Drivers

Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road? You could still be distracted while driving.

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New technology isn't as safe as early adopters claim

The first scientific study on wearing Google Glass while driving has shown that the high-tech eyewear and smartphones are equally distracting.

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In conjunction with the typical Internet feeding frenzy that goes hand in hand with the announcement of each new iPhone, Apple has been cited in countless headlines this week after its debut of its new Apple Watch on September 9. The so-called "smartwatch" is far from an industry first – Samsung, Motorola and Pebble all have models on the market, and who can forget 2003's Fossil Wrist PDA? – but as per usual, Apple's entry is garnering more than its fair share of media attention.

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People, distracted driving needs to end. Now. A woman's butt was impaled by a metal pole because she was texting while driving. Seriously, this needs to stop. But how? How do you get people to put their phones down and focus on managing the 4,000-pound hulk of steel they're hurtling along at 70 miles per hour in? Well, General Motors may have found an answer.

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GM is the latest to plan for cameras to watch drivers actions

General Motors is taking the fight against distracted driving from billboards and public-service announcements into its cars, deploying new technology that keeps an eye on where the driver's are glancing.

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Family of victim will go ahead with lawsuit regardless of announcement

An L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy will not be charged in the death of a cyclists he hit and killed last December while distracted by his mobile on-board computer.

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Aftermarket device could cut down on distracted driving

A new electronic device hopes to catch drivers attention spans up with technology by projecting cellphone functions into driver's view of the road.

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The push to make American roads safer has received its fair share of help from the federal government, thanks to a robust program of highway safety grants that allow state governments to bolster distracted-driving-prevention programs, install ignition interlocks on the vehicles of first-time drunk drivers and build a more comprehensive graduated licensing system for new drivers.

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There's little question that driving while holding your phone is incredibly dangerous. In the UK alone, some 500 people are estimated to be seriously injured or killed each year because of car and truck drivers using their phones behind the wheel – a staggering figure that is leading British authorities to take controversial action.

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"It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" – Daniel Kaffine

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Half of people who think texting while driving is dangerous have done it in the past

Americans are behaving badly while driving, and they know it. A new Harris Poll found the vast majority of Americans recognize the dangers of drunk driving, texting while driving and other distractions, but many still engage in these activities anyway.

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Ever look at something and think, "Who the heck thought this was a good idea?" No? Well, you're about to. General Motors' Chinese research and development division has come up with a new Android app that will allow people to scan license plates and send messages to the vehicle's owner, regardless of whether the other driver has downloaded the app.

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Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world. In the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran a graphic commercial in April appealing to young people about the dangers of texting and driving. In Hong Kong, Volkswagen helped with a technologically savvy way to make people understand the peril.

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FCC says he'll be charged the maximum fine

Scrambled cell-phone towers led investigators to a Florida man using a high-powered jammer to block reception along his commute.

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It used to be that most of the car-related public service announcements on TV focused on preventing drunk driving and getting people to buckle their seatbelts, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched grisly new ads combatting distracted drivers with the slogan "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." The spots will see heavy rotation in April because it's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To further ram the message home, the Department of Transportation has coordinated wi

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If you're texting, you're not driving

The Department of Transportation released a commercial Wednesday aimed at teens and young adults to help curb distracted driving just in time for Distracted Driving Awareness month.

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The National Transportation Safety Board will be getting a new boss, as the current head has announced she'll be stepping down. Deborah Hersman had a controversial tenure as head of the NTSB, strongly criticizing efforts in automotive safety.

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