Dr. Gridlock: driving


Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014

CNN’s home page pairs Justin Bieber’s arrest with teen driving ads

Pop star and budding cautionary tale Justin Bieber was arrested for a DUI in Florida, and CNN’s homepage paired the news with an ad promoting safe teen driving.

By Mark Berman  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Driving

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Over 19,000 drivers use ignition interlocks in Maryland and Virginia

Devices keep drunk drivers from starting their vehicles.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drunk 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 10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Teen drivers and their parents: two views on teen traffic laws

Parents think they do a good job in enforcing teen driving restrictions; their kids beg to differ

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Driving, gdl, graduated drivers licences, teen drivers, teenage drivers

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 12:28 PM ET, 09/04/2013

In your garage before you know it: a car that drives itself

As driverless cars take to the roads will auto insurance and auto body shops really be necessary?

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autonomous car, autonomous driving, bill shuster, cadillac srx, driverless, Driving, mercedes s-class

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Are D.C. drivers really the worst?

A new study says that D.C. drivers are the worst in the nation. What do you think?

By Lori Aratani  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  car accidents, Commuting, dc region, Driving

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 09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Tips for traveling in this week's heat

Here are some survival tips for rail and road commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Driving, Heat, Hot weather, Metro, Safety, WMATA

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Gas prices rise for 33rd consecutive day

Gas prices have increased for 33rd consecutive days, and the Washington region is no exception to the pain being felt at the pump nationwide.

By Mark Berman  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  driving, gas prices

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Time to get serious about preparing for winter travel

Plain rain will win out this afternoon, but Wednesday morning's commute through the wintery mix was enough to call out some seasonal advice to travelers in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, driving, traffic, transit tips, winter weather

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 12/13/2012

"Conquering the Commute" conference liveblog

We're liveblogging a Washington Post Live conference on transportation and commuting.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, Commuting, congestion, driving, Metro, public transit, transit, Transportation

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/28/2012

D.C. drivers are the worst in the country, report says

A new report from insurance giant Allstate says that the worst drivers in the country are in D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Driving

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 07/31/2012

D.C. toughens drunk driving law, restores breath test

A revised law to take effect Wednesday adds penalties and allows police to resume the suspended breath-testing program.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:59 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, D.C. police, Drunk driving

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

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Will the heat warp the roads?

Will the heat buckle and warp area roads?

By Mark Berman  |  08:05 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuting, driving, heat, roads

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 07/23/2010

How were the HOV lanes today?

Did riders change their habits due to the HOV crackdown?

By Mark Berman  |  07:58 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting | Tags:  commuting, driving, virginia