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.

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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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 ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Other
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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.

dateMar 31, 2010 in Other
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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 ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Software
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