Tag: distracted driving

59 Posts

Texting and driving
Mar 03, 2018

We Know We're Driving Distracted, and We Do It Anyway

Jim Motavalli

A majority of badly distracted drivers aren't "very concerned" about their behavior.

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Jul 28, 2017

Driven to Distraction

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Turns out that if you get too deep into your Snapchat or witty Facebook retorts while conducting a two-ton machine, all the nanny systems in the world won't necessarily save your texting digits for another day.

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Why distracted driving is a bad idea, even when legal.
Sep 02, 2016

Driving Barefoot: The Eighth Deadly Sin?

Tim Cotton

Can a person legally drive while barefooted? Car Talk's law enforcement authority, Tim Cotton, settles this myth.

traffic laws distracted driving

simulating texting and driving
Aug 18, 2016

Texting While Driving Kills, and Virtual Reality Tool Is the Convincer

Jim Motavalli

AT&T is taking its driving simulator on the road--to schools, medical centers and businesses--to prove that It Can Wait. Turn that cellphone off.

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Wildlife crossing road sign
May 17, 2016

Picture Panthers: Can Better Signage Get Drivers to Brake for Wildlife?

Kieran Lindsey

Is an image really worth a thousand words? When it comes to distracted driving, the answer is yes!

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Reason for large spaced between cars at lights
Apr 14, 2015

A Modern Mystery: Why Hang Back at Stoplights?

Dear Car Talk

Jim's a self-described old timer and he's noticed a new phenomenon--people leaving several car lenghts between themselves and the next car at traffic lights. Can Car Talk solve this mystery? 

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most distracting tasks while driving
Oct 14, 2014

The Dangers of Voice Controls

Guest Bloggers

There's a big difference between "looking" and actually "seeing." Car Talk talks to leading driver cognition researchers about the perils of voice control, and "inattention blindness."

distracted driving

Aug 27, 2014

Apple's CarPlay Could be Great, But Delays are Ominous

Jim Motavalli

With a 2014 release date and a roster of automakers lined up, Apple had the momentum, but delays are a problem. Interested? Tell us why--or why not--right here.

high-tech distracted driving

Jun 16, 2014

NHTSA Goes After the Phones in Drivers' Pockets

Jim Motavalli

Should the Feds govern mobile apps in your car? Right now, it's one big, huge gray area. Some states fine you for navigating with your phone. Do you agree?

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hands-free devices are not safe
Apr 10, 2014

Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

Staff Blog

New studies are confirming that hands-free devices are not the solution to distracted driving. Tom and Ray have been saying this for years. 

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