News tagged with distraction

MP3 song-searching can increase risk for drivers

Consumers are increasingly using MP3 players in their vehicles, and auto makers have responded: Data show that 90% of new vehicles sold in the United States have MP3 connectivity. Makers of aftermarket MP3 controllers are ...

Apr 16, 2012
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Australia's Twitter warning to athletes

Australian athletes have been warned against using Twitter during competition after officials found competitors tweeting during last week's Olympic diving test event in London.

Feb 28, 2012
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Would cellphone ban dial back 'distracted driving'?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) — an independent federal agency responsible for investigating transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety — called for a complete ...

Dec 21, 2011
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Mixed signals on cellphone bans

It's legal in 41 states for drivers to use hand-held cell phones, and a leading highway safety organization recommends keeping it that way for now.

Jul 13, 2011
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World Cup Twitter ban for All Blacks

All Blacks players have been banned from communicating directly with fans via Twitter during this year's World Cup, amid fears the microblogging website will prove a distraction during the tournament.

Jun 17, 2011
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Distracted driving data and laws to prevent it don't match up

Cell phone distractions account for more than 300,000 car crashes each year. As a result, most states have put laws in place to limit or prohibit the use of mobile devices while driving. But a new study led by Temple University ...

Jun 08, 2011
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63 percent under 30 admit driving while on phone

(AP) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports magazine have released a poll that illustrates how widespread distracted driving is among young people and a plan to help fight it.

Mar 07, 2011
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