April 13, 2015, 6am PDT
Education, Engineering, and Enforcement. MTA police are taking the last one very seriously at grade crossings they monitor on the Metro-North and LIRR lines since the February crash in Westchester County that killed five passengers and a motorist.
May 16, 2013, 9am PDT
A new study reveals that texting while driving causes more injuries and fatalities among teens in the U.S. every year than drunk driving. Many states still allow drivers to text.
December 14, 2011, 10am PST
The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation is voluntary - it is up to the states to enact them into law. The CA state senator responsible for the ban on talking on hand-held cell phones and texting called it a 'political nonstarter'.
The New York Times - Business Day - Technology
March 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
October 8, 2009, 1pm PDT
In this survey, drivers 'fess up to twelve distracting things they do while driving; and some are even more distracting than texting.
July 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
Banning "DWT" - driving while texting, could soon become the next 'seat belt requirement' for states to avoid forfeiture of some of their federal highway funds if a Senate bill is to become law.
The New York Times - Technology