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Distracted Driving Victims Turned Safety Advocates

Distracted Driving Victims Turned Safety Advocates

A former EMT and her daughter, both victims of a distracted-driving crash, are now safety advocates committed to preventing the problem and supporting other victims. They hope they can convince Pennsylvania legislators to raise distracted driving fines and ban handheld devices while driving. Video courtesy of Fox56 News.

January 30, 2018

Buckle Up, Phone Down

Buckle Up, Phone Down

A young man shares the story of how a momentary driving distraction -- answering his cell phone -- changed his life forever. Video courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation via YouTube.

January 18, 2018

How Audi Safety Code Works

How Audi Safety Code Works

Audi has developed computer code designed to curb web browsing while driving. Video via YouTube. For the full story, click here. 

January 17, 2018

Chicago Weighs Police Use of 'Textalyzers'

Chicago Weighs Police Use of 'Textalyzers'

The City of Chicago is exploring whether local police should begin using so-called textalyzers -- devices that can quickly determine whether a driver's cell phone has just been used to text. But the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois argues such use of this technology would violate the civil rights of drivers. Video courtesy of CBS Philly.

January 17, 2018

New Tools to Fight Distracted Driving
S.C. Weighs New Distracted Driving Rules

S.C. Weighs New Distracted Driving Rules

A South Carolina state representative is proposing legislation that would prohibit handheld phone use while driving and raise the fine for texting while driving from $25 to $100 for a first offense. Video courtesy of Gray Television Group, Inc., WRDW. 

December 25, 2017

Are Distracted Driving Laws Working?

Are Distracted Driving Laws Working?

A TV news team explores whether state legislation has helped curb distracted driving in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Video courtesy of WSAZ News Channel 3.

November 10, 2017

Oregon Gets Tougher Distracted Driving Law

Oregon Gets Tougher Distracted Driving Law

A new Oregon state law banning handheld electronic devices while driving will take effect on Sunday, Oct. 1. The new law also imposes higher penalties. Video courtesy of KGW.

September 28, 2017

Study Maps Distracted Driving Risk Near Schools

Study Maps Distracted Driving Risk Near Schools

New research from Zendrive identifies which counties in the nation have the highest and lowest occurence of distracted driving in school zones. Video courtesy of CBS This Morning. To learn how your county or your kid's school fared in the distracted driving study, click here to access an interactive map.

September 15, 2017

N.Y. Explores 'Textalyzer' for Distracted Driving

N.Y. Explores 'Textalyzer' for Distracted Driving

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a study to assess how "textalyzer" devices might help fight distracted driving. These devices would help police determine whether a driver in a serious crash had been using a phone before impact. Video via NBC4 Washington/NBC4 New York.

August 4, 2017

A Distracted Driver's Close Call

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 TheOlympian.com.

July 9, 2017

iPhone Update Blocks Texts While Driving

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 14, 2017

Wash. Toughens Distracted Driving Law

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 30, 2017

Nissan's Signal Shield Combats Distracted Driving

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.

May 8, 2017

Calif. Distracted Driving Law Often Ignored

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 17, 2017

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