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Snapchat named in lawsuit by man hurt in distracted driving crash

Speed Filter blamed for 107-mph crash that left one man brain damaged.

Snapchat was named in a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered brain damage in a car crash his lawyers say was caused by one of the app's special features.

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City installs traffic lights on sidewalks for texting pedestrians

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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Driver loses control of car, crashes when attempting to take a selfie

A man in Maine sent two friends to the hospital after he crashed his car while trying to take a selfie over the weekend.

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BMW reminds you to keep your head while driving

The world is a distracting place. No matter where you are or what you're doing, there are any number of things designed specifically to draw your attention elsewhere. It's true when you're driving, too, which is why automakers like BMW have crafted technologies like lane departure warning.

Report: NSC decrees all cell phone driving as dangerous, cites 30 studies

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 tim

New MADD-style group advocates for cell-free motoring

Plenty of our commenters have had something to say about people driving while using their cellphones, and now it looks like the issue has gotten so big it's not being left to legislators to decide where it goes. A group called Focus Driven has been created to increase public awareness of the dangers of driving and using cell phones, and to support the victims of accidents blamed on distracted driving.