News tagged with distraction

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 the issue ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Other
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Why surprises temporarily blind us

Reading this story requires you to willfully pay attention to the sentences and to tune out nearby conversations, the radio and other distractions. But if a fire alarm sounded, your attention would be involuntarily snatched ...

dateMar 11, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Neuroscience in the driving seat

It emerged today that more drivers are using hand-held mobile phones than two years ago, despite the introduction of tougher penalties. The Transport Research Laboratory is worried because phone-using drivers are four times ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Stop sign ahead for texting while driving?

(AP) -- Targeting text messaging behind the wheel, the Obama administration plans to offer recommendations to address the growing traffic safety risk of distracted driving and the use of mobile devices by multitasking drivers.

dateOct 01, 2009 in Other
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Administration takes aim at distracted driving

(AP) -- Driving while distracted is a growing peril in a nation reluctant to put down its cell phones and handheld devices even behind the wheel, the Obama administration declared on Wednesday. Officials said Congress and ...

dateSep 30, 2009 in Other
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IBM Links SatNav to Car Radios

(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM has filed a patent that could put an end to losing your favorite radio channels while you are driving long distances. Their idea is to combine satellite navigation with the car radio to automate the process ...

dateSep 23, 2009 in Hi Tech & Innovation weblog
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