News tagged with transportation secretary

US drivers talk and text as much as ever

Americans are using cellphones and other gadgets behind the wheel as much as ever, despite widespread awareness of the risks involved, a federal government agency said Friday.

dateApr 05, 2013 in Other
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US, university test cars that can communicate

In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Engineering
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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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