CHP Plans Increased Patrols During Christmas HolidayThe California Highway Patrol is putting extra officers on the road on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in an effort to crack down on unsafe driving around the busy holiday travel period.
Feds Urge California To Ban Hands-Free Use Of Cellphones While DrivingFederal regulators are urging California to become the first state in the country to completely ban cell phones while driving, even if a driver is using a hands-free device.
AAA Study Finds Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard TechAutomakers now include more infotainment options to allow drivers to use social media, email and text. The technology is also becoming more complicated to use.
San Francisco Has A Distracted Driving Problem, Study FindsA new study finds San Francisco County as a danger zone when it comes to distracted drivers.
AAA: Young Drivers Aren't Alone In Risky Behavior Behind The WheelYoung drivers aren't alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.
Feds Want Most Smartphone Apps Locked Out While DrivingThe government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.
California Expands Hands-Free Cellphone LawLooking to curb distracted driving in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that expands restrictions on cellphone use behind the wheel.
Don’t Pokemon And Drive, Highway Signs WarnWith the Pokemon Go video game craze entering its second week, highway officials in Arizona have warned motorists not to play the game while driving.
Distracted CHP Officer Slams Into Car, NorCal Teen KilledA California Highway Patrol officer was reportedly looking at his computer while driving when he crashed into a stopped vehicle in Northern California Tuesday, killing a 15-year-old boy.
Santa Rosa Police Cite 42 Drivers In 4 Hours For Using PhoneTraffic enforcement officers issued 42 citations to drivers caught talking on cellphones during a special four-hour distracted driving enforcement operation in Santa Rosa on Tuesday.
'Textalyzer' Device Could Tell Cops If Driver Used Cell Phone During CrashPolice in the U.S. could soon have a new tool to combat distracted drivers, and it’s called the Textalyzer.
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.