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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘distracted driving’

Teens, Get the Hell Off Your Phones and Drive

This post is brought to you by cranky old men everywhere. Teens, put down your goddamn phones and look at the road. Stop changing tracks on Spotify, stop texting bae. Stop dancing with your friends and looking at stuff in your passenger seat. Please look at the road. You’re going to die. Check out this two minute video from AAA: …

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Kendall Jenner Caught Driving Dangerously

Kendall Jenner covers Love magazine sans her top, and within its pages the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star makes it very clear she’s chosen the right profession. On the cover of Love Kendall poses seductively in nothing but a fur hat, with her brunette locks swirling around her bare top. And while it definitely made a lot of people …

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Google Lobbies to Keep Glass Legal on the Highway

In news that can’t come as much of a surprise, Google has begun to throw its mighty weight around to halt state legislation that would cripple or even totally ban the use of Google Glass while driving. Reuters reports that Google is currently lobbying officials in at least three states where anti-Google Glass legislation has sprung up, including Illinois, Delaware, …

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Drivers Distracted Around 10% of the Time, Shows Study

Proponents of driverless vehicle technology have argued that such technology could be much safer than human drivers, who are often distracted while on the road. A new study is now back in up this assertion, showing just how inattentive most drivers really are. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found that on average drivers …

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Google Glass-Wearing Driver Ticketed in California

If you’re driving around in the state of California, you might want to ditch the Google Glass. A California woman has been ticketed for wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle, or more specifically “driving with a monitor visible.” Cecilia Abadie took to Google+ to tell the story, and ask her followers for clarification on the laws regarding Google …

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Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study

It’s now a given that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous. Public service announcements, ads from mobile providers, and laws in many states attest to that. However, a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon is now calling into question this supposed fact. The study, published in the journal American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, shows that talking on …

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Google Glass to Be Banned for Drivers in the U.K.?

Google has yet to offer its new wearable tech, Google Glass, in the U.K. – but the Department of Transport has already decided to set in motion a ban of the device for drivers. Here’s what a Department of Transport spokesperson told Stuff: We are aware of the impending rollout of Google Glass and are in discussion with the Police …

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Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Connecticut Jogger

For advocates wanting the outright ban of cellphone use while driving, a tragic story out of Hartford, Connecticut is unfortunate ammo for the cause. According to the AP, 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey was killed in March after his was struck while jogging. The person in the car was not identified by name, but we do know that the driver was a …

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