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Distracted driving is a scourge on the nation's highways and byways, and texting while driving is one of the biggest problems.

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The German city of Augsburg installed pedestrian signals in the ground at busy crossings so texting walkers know when it is safe to cross.

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Apparently, some people use social media to brag about their texting-and-driving habits. NHTSA isn't amused.

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New York is considering a bill that would allow police to carry a textalyzer, a device that detects if a driver was using their phone before a crash.

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A cop in Minnesota couldn't believe just how distracted one driver was after he pulled him over for reading while driving.

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Mark Webber and Porsche put out this public service announcement to highlight the dangers of texting and driving.

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A motorcycle rider in Florida managed to flee police while driving distracted last Thursday.

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A new survey among teens shows many of them text more when alone in a car, and they're often communicating with parents when distracted behind the wheel.

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San Bernardino, CA, police posed as panhandlers last week to catch distracted drivers in the act.

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A new study from Expedia released this week shows texting while driving is the leading cause of road rage.

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The free, virtual reality game SMS Racing forces you to text and drive while racing against other cars. A good sense of humor keeps things from getting too serious, though.

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A report in Automotive News says dealer service departments are increasingly using text messages to communicate with customers and the technology is paying off for everyone, especially dealers.

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Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway.

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AT&T reminds text-addicted drivers 'It Can Wait'

If you encounter a '#X' followed by silence during a text conversation today you might think the other person fell asleep on their phone, but they're actually letting you know that they're about to drive.

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Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world.

Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world. In Hong Kong, Volkswagen helped with a technologically savvy way to make people understand the peril.

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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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In new public-service announcement, Rhett and Link engage in a dubious battle

Public-service announcements fashioned in the form of a rap battle seem like a terrible idea, but the video made by YouTube stars Rhett and Link for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration manages to be hilarious.

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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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