News tagged with distraction

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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Remembering so as not to forget

Verbal distractions are a primary cause of poor memory, according to scientific tests, which prove that the key to preventing ourselves from forgetting is to rehearse and ‘refresh’ our thoughts.

Jul 20, 2010
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LaHood criticizes driver distraction lobbying push

(AP) -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized a fledgling lobbying campaign on Wednesday which he said would undermine his work to limit drivers' use of cell phones and other electronic devices while behind the ...

Jul 07, 2010
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Driving while distracted is a primary-care issue

It's time for physicians to talk to patients about driving while distracted, a problem that has risen to the rough equivalence of drunken driving thanks to the proliferation of phones that allow drivers to talk and text, ...

Jun 09, 2010
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Gov't set to ban texting by truck, bus drivers

(AP) -- The Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed a ban on text messaging at the wheel by interstate truck and bus drivers, following up on its call to reduce distractions that lead to crashes.

Mar 31, 2010
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Apps to curb texting while driving have tough task

(AP) -- Cars use lights, bells and buzzers to remind drivers to fasten their seat belts as they start their engines. It would seem natural, then, to offer motorists friendly, yet stern warnings about another bad habit: holding ...

Mar 28, 2010
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Driver safety Web site from Car Talk, U of Utah

NPR's Car Talk guys, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, may be a couple of motor mouths, but they always put a lid on using cell phones behind the wheel. The perennial jokesters confirm their serious commitment to addressing ...

Mar 22, 2010
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