News tagged with distraction

CQ Researcher examines distracted driving

More than 5,000 people die each year in vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving, many who were texting and talking on cellphones behind the wheel, according to the May 4 issue of CQ Researcher (published by CQ Press, ...

dateMay 18, 2012 in Other
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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.

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Internet
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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 ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Other
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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.

dateJul 13, 2011 in Other
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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.

dateJun 17, 2011 in Internet
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