Distracted driving

AAA Study Finds Car Infotainment Systems Distract Even With Voice CommandsIt takes drivers up to 27 seconds to return to full attention after using voice commands to make a hands-free call, turn on the radio or perform other tasks, according to two studies released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Nearly 1 In 10 California Drivers Likely Using A Cell Phone While Driving, New Study FindsDrivers in California can’t seem to put their cellphones on hold.
Police Along Peninsula Crack Down On Distracted DriversAs more drivers become distracted with their smartphones and other devices, police along the Peninsula will be out in extra force on Tuesday writing up citations to remind them of the dangers not just to themselves, but for everyone else on the road.
Studies Find Hands-Free Systems Making Distracted Driving Problems WorseJust because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
Distracted Driver Causes Big-Rig Crash Spilling Gallons Of Ice Cream On Byron HwyDistracted driving caused a crash that has shut down part of Byron Highway in east Contra Costa County and spilled gallons of ice cream into a field off of the roadway Thursday morning.
Oakland Mayor Quan Defends Herself Against Cellphone Use Claims After Weekend CrashOakland Mayor Jean Quan is looking into getting a staff or volunteer driver after her involvement in a West Oakland car crash Sunday where witnesses say she ran a red light and was talking on her cell phone.
Billboards Aim To Expose Bay Area Drivers Texting Behind The WheelA handful of billboards have popped up across the Bay Area, getting quite a few glances. They show distracted drivers caught in the act, using their cellphones behind the wheel.
SoCal Woman Expected To Fight Ticket For Driving While Wearing Google GlassAn early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses plans to fight a citation for wearing the device while driving in San Diego, saying the technology makes navigation easier than smartphones and GPS devices.
SFPD Says Distracted Walkers Making Roads More Dangerous For EveryoneThe message being handed to pedestrians on one of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfares Thursday was stark: you’ve been mugged, or you’ve been hit by a car.
California Authorities Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers This MonthThe California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies throughout the state on Monday are kicking off a month-long crackdown on drivers who text or talk on the phone while behind the wheel.
Tech Report: A Solution To Temptation Of Texting While DrivingWhile it’s illegal to text while driving in California, some people just can’t resist the urge to pick up the phone after it chimes. Now there’s an app that can help in that situation.
About The Bay: Learning From Distracted Driving The Hard WayKCBS and CBS 5's Mike Sugerman had to learn the hard way about the dangers of distracted driving. Luckily, no one was hurt.
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