Getting teens to put down their phones when they get behind the wheel is no easy task, but a small study suggests that parents may have more luck when they offer cash rewards.
Texting While Driving
Here's a novel and creative — if slightly eerie — way to get people to think twice about picking up their phones while behind the wheel. Volkswagen is teaming up with brand management company NordDDB in Sweden to make smartphone cases from crumpled metal salvaged from car wrecks caused by texting and driving.
Plus he gets some online shaming.
Apple tries to prevent texting and driving.
They come from the land down under, where Volkswagens roll and cops thunder.
NHTSA tweeted fake Pokemon Go images to highlight the dangers of playing while driving.
Distracted driving is a scourge on the nation's highways and byways, and texting while driving is one of the biggest problems.
A billboard with the unusual message of encouraging texting while driving went up this week on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario.
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 cop in Minnesota couldn't believe just how distracted one driver was after he pulled him over for reading while driving.
Maryland drivers who showed a little compassion and payed attention to the road were able to avoid a ticket this week from an undercover officer.
A mom already worried about her injured child was shocked to find the driver of the ambulance rushing her and her son to the hospital was texting while behind the wheel.
A Michigan judge banned a woman from owning a cell phone after she killed a cyclist while driving distracted last fall.
A new study from Expedia released this week shows texting while driving is the leading cause of road rage.
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.
A third of Americans have a family member who was seriously injured in a car crash, but many continue their dangerous driving habits.
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.