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July 19, 2017

GM, Other Automakers Invest in Self-Driving Startup

General Motors and Japan's Softbank have joined a group of other investors who have invested $159 million in Nauto, a Silicon Valley telematics company with technology designed to reduce distracted driving in commercial fleets.

July 11, 2017

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

July 9, 2017

A Distracted Driver's Close Call

Traffic enforcement video from an intersection in Lakewood, Wash., shows a distracted driver narrowly missing a transit bus. Washington's new distracted driving law, which bans the use of handheld phones while driving, goes into effect July 23. Video courtesy of the City of Lakewood and

June 28, 2017

Iowa, AAA Team to Prevent Texting While Driving

The Iowa State Patrol is partnering with AAA to distribute CellSlip phone pouches to young drivers. The product blocks radio frequency signals, eliminating the trigger that tempts so many drivers to pick up the phone: the notification sound for incoming texts. Video courtesy of WHO TV Channel 13.

June 15, 2017

Apple's iOS Update Takes Aim at Distracted Driving

The upcoming iPhone operating system update, due in the fall, will introduce a feature called “Do Not Disturb While Driving.”

June 14, 2017

iPhone Update Blocks Texts While Driving

The upcoming Apple iOS update, due in the fall, will include a new "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. For the full story, click here. Video courtesy of KCAL9/CBS Los Angeles. Photo by Maurizio Pesce/Wikimedia Commons. 

June 7, 2017

Driver Visual Awareness Slows During Conversations

Research from the University of Iowa finds that even a simple conversation creates an "attention disengagement" lag that affects a driver’s reaction time.

June 6, 2017

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

June 2, 2017

Tips to Expedite Roadside Assistance and Towing Calls

Fleets should consider ways to increase uptime and driver safety, while reducing costs for the top roadside assistance incident types, which involve towing, jump starts, and tire changes.

June 1, 2017

Wash. Gets Stricter Distracted Driving Law

The new state law, which takes effect July 23, prohibits driver use of handheld electronic devices.

May 30, 2017

Wash. Toughens Distracted Driving Law

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs an anti-distracted driving bill into law and surprises his bill-signing ceremony audience by moving up the effective date to July 23 of this year. Video courtesy of Gov. Inslee's office. For the full story, click here.

May 8, 2017

Nissan's Signal Shield Combats Distracted Driving

To prevent driver phone distractions, Nissan has tapped an old-school technology -- the Faraday cage -- for a new prototype. The automaker has installed the cage, dubbed a Signal Shield, in the armrest of a Nissan Juke to block cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth signals from the phone. Video courtesy of Wochit Tech and TechCrunch via YouTube.

April 27, 2017

Michigan Police Target Distracted Drivers

Michigan State Police officers have launched a new enforcement campaign aimed at catching distracted drivers: Operation Ghostrider. Video courtesy of WJBK Fox2.

April 27, 2017

A Distracted Driving Quiz

How much do you know about distracted driving? Take this quiz and find out. Video courtesy of Wochit.

April 25, 2017

Skimpy Crash Reports Hindering Prevention Efforts

A National Safety Council review of state motor vehicle crash report forms reveals their shortcomings in collecting critical data needed for crash prevention efforts.

April 17, 2017

Calif. Distracted Driving Law Often Ignored

California Highway Patrol officers are having no problem catching violators of the state's stricter handheld phone ban, which took effect Jan. 1. Offenders are still blaming navigation applications, but that excuse has no merit since phones must be mounted on the dashboard or windshield during navigation use. Video courtesy of KABC/ABC7 News.

April 15, 2017

New N.D. Distracted Driving Law Passes

The law amends the state vehicle code to create a $100 fine for distracted driving that leads to a moving violation or causes a crash.

April 12, 2017

N.J. Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

New Jersey has launched a new initiative aimed at preventing distracted driving, and the public is helping to identify offenders. Video courtesy of WPVI/Channel 6 Action News.

April 4, 2017

Survey Underscores Driver Naiveté About Distraction

The new poll from the National Safety Council reveals that 47% of drivers believe it’s safe to send a text either manually or via voice-recognition systems.

April 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

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