The Florida Highway Patrol released a video this week showing a truck driver looking at his phone moments before he drove his truck off a highway overpass.
While trying to catch them all, he forgot to pay attention to the road.
The German city of Augsburg installed pedestrian signals in the ground at busy crossings so texting walkers know when it is safe to cross.
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.
A daily Uber user in Australia has vowed never to use the ride-sharing app again after she was allegedly pulled from a car and ran over by one of the company's drivers last week.
A man in Maine sent two friends to the hospital after he crashed his car while trying to take a selfie over the weekend.
New Hampshire is the latest state to make using a handheld device illegal while driving, including operating a laptop or tablet. It joins over a dozen other states or territories with similar laws.
The first scientific study on wearing Google Glass while driving has shown that the high-tech eyewear and smartphones are equally distracting.
"It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" – Daniel Kaffine
Sometimes one man's great idea is everyone else's idea of a huge breach of the law. Using a phone while driving is completely legal in Florida, but it still bothered Jason R. Humphreys. He responded by allegedly operating a cellphone jammer from his Toyota Highlander for about two years until Federal Communications Commission officers and sheriffs finally caught him.
Scrambled cell-phone towers led investigators to a Florida man using a high-powered jammer to block reception along his commute.
Don't tell Ray LaHood, but a study from Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics has said "Hold the Phone!" to the argument that talking on a mobile phone while driving raises the risk of a crash. Said one of the study's two authors, "Using a cell phone while driving may be distracting, but it does not lead to higher crash risk in the setting we examined."
The phrase "law enforcement" – and the very idea of laws themselves – is entirely dependent on that second word, "enforcement." Without it, you don't have laws, you have a modern art installation consisting of reams of paper decorated with lines that are as useless as they are squiggly. But how enforcement is handled is just as important as the concept itself, and when it comes to laws against cell phone usage while driving, Cape Town, South Africa has gone further than any other cou
In case you're enamored with using your handheld devices while driving, or automotive connectivity in general, here's a cautionary reminder that, depending on your location, it may be illegal to use it.
Turns out the federal government's attempts to create enforceable oversight of cellphone use in vehicles has hit a Swiftian snag: it seems there isn't a government agency specifically empowered with the authority to do so. The legislative boundaries of the Federal Communications Commission end at the phone itself, those of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration end at the vehicle itself. Neither is equipped to address how people combine the two while driving.
You may recall back in March a luxury phone designer out of Vancouver called Mobiado collaborated with Aston Martin on a concept device that featured a clear panel, all the gadgetry in the frame and keyless entry for Aston's GTs. That was unfortunately just a design study that, while intriguing, was never bound for production. But this one is.
Navigon no longer makes hardware for sale in the U.S., but if you still pine for the days of the 2090S you bought from Radio Shack then they might have some software for you. The German company has released an app for Android phones (to go with its already released app for the iPhone) with a few features aimed at enhancing your journey.
A poll by Pew Internet, part of the Pew Research Center, has found that 27% of American adults admit to texting while driving. If the teenagers who answered the poll were all telling the truth, that means that more adults are guilty of TWD than teens, who came in at 26%. Even more damning for the Do As I Say, Not As I Do crowd: 44% percent of adults claimed to have been riding with drivers who became dangerous while using cell phones, and 17% of drivers admitted to hitting something or someone w
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