Dr. Gridlock: Distracted driving


Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Cell phone to ear? Ticket in hand

Maryland police no longer need another reason to pull over and ticket drivers using hand-held cell phones

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cell phones, d.c. cell phone use, distracted driving, Driving, maryland cellphone use, text messaging, texting

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Drivers want less talk, more law enforcement action

Canadian drivers say they want crack down on distracted driving, local cyclists want 3-foot-law respected and enforced.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-foot-law, click it or ticket, cyclist killed, distracted driving, Driving, drunk driving, fatal accident, share the road

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Werner Herzog film takes on distracted driving

A short film by director Werner Herzog is part of a new public service campaign highlighting the dangers of texting while driving.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distracted driving, texting, Transportation, werner herzog

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Cellphone laws don’t persuade all drivers to put gadgets down

A Virginia driver says California can show us the way to limit cellphone use, but studies suggest not all get the message even when hand-held devices are banned.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Distracted driving

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/26/2012

NTSB to host forum on distracted driving

The National Transportation Safety Board, an independent group that is the nation’s leading federal safety advocate, is having a forum in Washington Tuesday to discuss distracted driving.

By Mark Berman  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deborah Hersman, distracted driving, National Transportation Safety Board

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Car shouldn't be your office

Does your boss expect you to be talking on the phone or texting while you are driving? A new survey of Capital Beltway drivers found that half of them say they are at least occasionally using the phone to respond to work issues. Only 18 percent said they never get on the phone for work.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, Traffic Safety | Tags:  Distracted driving, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Distracted driving victims spotlighted

Expanding on Transportation Department Secretary Ray LaHood's signature campaign against distracted driving, the department today launched a campaign called "Faces of the Distracted" on distracted.gov, focusing on the serious human toll that can result from a few seconds of texting or other distraction.

By Luke Rosiak  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving, Driving | Tags:  Distracted driving