California drivers will be allowed to text when they’re behind the wheel of a car, as long as they’re using a hands-free device, and with some restrictions.
Nielsen research shows the average teen sends more than 3,000 texts a month. So what better way to reach them with an important message about health? That’s exactly what this week’s Jefferson Award winner is doing.
The Office of Traffic Safety is hoping technology will put an end to the dangerous practice of distracted driving.
A bill up for debate in the California Senate Transportation Committee would make bike riders subject to fines similar to those imposed on drivers who are caught using a mobile device behind the wheel.
A new study shows that more than 90 percent of third-graders are already online, and 20 percent have their own cell phones. By middle school, over 90 percent have phones, which they use to go online and to text.
The study by two Stanford professors found that the amount of media multitasking correlated negatively with their social success.
Federal accident investigators on Tuesday recommended all 50 states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.
A study by the Crimes Against Children Research Center that will appear in the January 2012 issue of Pediatrics shows that sexting among teens happens far less than previously thought.
A recent study tracking people’s cellphone habits revealed something researchers might not have expected. The Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 13% of adults have faked being on the phone to avoid someone they didn’t want to talk to.
So-called “sexting” would be added to the list of infractions that school officials can cite to expel students under a bill passed by the state Senate.