November 3, 2017, 5am PDT
OK, the officer said it was "screaming" a song that got a driver near Montreal in trouble.
October 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Bloomberg links the uptick in traffic fatalities throughout the United States to rising smartphone use while driving.
October 8, 2017, 9am PDT
Apparently, car companies thought giving drivers the option to voice command a bunch of smart phone apps would make driving safer.
September 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study from the company, Zendrive, found that the overwhelming majority of motorists drive distracted between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
September 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Ford Motor Company picks a side in the traffic safety debate.
May 10, 2017, 8am PDT
Police in Chicago issued 99% fewer distracted driving tickets in 2016 than in 2015.
December 8, 2016, 6am PST
A new study from Quote Wizard finds Utah and Rhode Island have the worst and best drivers, respectively.
November 28, 2016, 9am PST
New research finds that as more distracted drivers take the road, protected bike lanes are keeping bikers alive.
August 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A 9 percent increase in fatalities on the nation's highways compared to the same period in 2015 does not appear to be a result of increased driving, which jumped 3.3 percent during that period, but rather an increase in the rate of fatal crashes.
July 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary fatality estimates for 2015. Deaths jumped by 2,525, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014. Pedestrians and bicyclists saw the biggest increases.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 10, 2016, 10am PST
A new study finds that U.S. drivers drive distracted more often than they devote their full attention to the road.
September 30, 2015, 10am PDT
Traffic fatalities in California have been rising since 2010, rising to 3,104 in 2013 after decreasing from 2006 to 2010. Experts point to several specific reasons for the increase; one of the most prominent may be in your hand right now.
March 26, 2015, 2pm PDT
Teenagers have a lot on their minds, which is not a bad thing, except when it comes to getting behind the wheel. A report released March 25 reveals that six out of ten teen crashes involve driver distraction—400 percent greater than a prior study.
October 1, 2014, 10am PDT
AT&T is predicting a growth market for wholesale customer relationships with car manufacturers.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
September 15, 2014, 6am PDT
Streetsblog's Tanya Snyder, attending the Pro-Walk Pro-Bike Pro-Place conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., reports that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a U.S. DOT pedestrian and bike safety initiative.
May 12, 2014, 9am PDT
Some 1,500 workers are building the 95 Express Lanes in Virginia, south of Washington D.C. Meanwhile, most of the drivers commuting the corridor are using their cell phones while they drive.
April 8, 2014, 1pm PDT
The Texas Department of Transportation is responding to a recent increase in the number crashes caused by distracted driving in the state by increasing the presence of a multi-media campaign aimed at changing behavior.
January 13, 2014, 1pm PST
As a leading cause of death in the U.S., car collisions are one of the country's foremost public health problems. But a review of the last century of medical literature reveals increasing reluctance by the profession to weigh in on the subject.
January 5, 2014, 7am PST
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examines which types of distractions lead to the most collisions. Researchers found that dialing while driving is the biggest safety hazard.
October 15, 2013, 9am PDT
Former Treasury Secretary LaHood made distracted driving a pet cause. The dangers of walking and texting are well documented. But would could straphangers have to fear from smartphones? Plenty, as the death of a S.F. Muni rider illustrates.