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Safer Mobility Starts on School Playgrounds: Empowering the Next Generation of Pedestrians

From Headlines to Legislation to the Streets On Good Friday in Washington, DC, a longtime cycling activist was struck and killed by a man driving a stolen van at more than twice the posted speed limit. David Salovesh, a well-known advocate for protected bike lanes and safer streets, was the first cyclist killed in Metro DC in 2019, and one of the 128 DC traffic fatalities since 2015. One week after Salovesh’s death, advocates, victims’ relatives and crash survivors gathered in front of th...
Tags: Europe, Washington, Washington Dc, Distracted Driving, Autos, Dc, Cleveland, Denver, Alexandria, Car Safety, Thomas, Ac, Montgomery County, District, Doyle, Michael Doyle


UK Cops Look to Crack Down on Distracted Drive-Thru Payments, Among Other Things

As part of its push to eliminate the scourge of distracted driving, the UK has given the country’s notoriously rigid police force a new tool to help eliminate road deaths: the ability to levy $256 fines and six penalty points to motorists paying via Apple Pay at the drive-thru. Thanks to new laws that went […] The post UK Cops Look to Crack Down on Distracted Drive-Thru Payments, Among Other Things appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, UK, Laws, Safety, Police, Government, Cell Phones, Distracted Driving, Autos, News Blog


Insurance Companies Are Keeping Tabs on How Often You Use Your Phone Behind the Wheel

With mobile phones now a ubiquitous part of modern-day life, distracted driving has ballooned into a legitimate public safety problem. Alarming studies continue to pour in, with many claiming that driver cell phone use is likely underreported by authorities in crash reports. It’s hard to quantify, especially since nobody wants to admit that their moment […] The post Insurance Companies Are Keeping Tabs on How Often You Use Your Phone Behind the Wheel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Privacy, Safety, Insurance, Data, Distracted Driving, Autos, Auto Insurance, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Texting While Driving, Driving Data, Cell Phone Use, Traffic Data


The car insurance penalty for distracted driving rose nearly 10,000%

The penalties for texting and talking while driving include massive insurance premium increases, according to The Zebra. From 2011 to 2018, the average U.S. insurance penalty for distracted driving rose from $2 to $290, a 9,750% increase. The post The car insurance penalty for distracted driving rose nearly 10,000% appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting While Driving


The car insurance penalty for distracted driving rose nearly 10,000% this decade

The penalties for texting and talking while driving include massive insurance premium increases, according to The Zebra. From 2011 to 2018, the average U.S. insurance penalty for distracted driving rose from $2 to $290, a 9,750% increase. The post The car insurance penalty for distracted driving rose nearly 10,000% this decade appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting While Driving


Connecticut Driver Contends Alleged Cellphone Was McDonalds Hash Brown

(One of the above items is not like the other…) Sometimes the most innocent actions can get you in trouble with the law, like the Maryland mother accused of using opiates because she ate a poppy seed bagel the morning she gave birth. A Connecticut man is challenging his conviction on a charge of distracted driving, […] The post Connecticut Driver Contends Alleged Cellphone Was McDonalds Hash Brown appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Bluetooth, Maryland, Cellphones, Connecticut, Distracted Driving, Autos, Mcdonalds, Law And Order, Traffic Court, Crime And Punishment, News Blog, Eating Behind The Wheel, Mcdonald's Hash Browns, McDonalds Hash Brown


Today's rant: When you're turning right, LOOK to the right!

If your head turns to the right, you should be turning it that way, every time you make a right-hand turn. And far too many drivers don't, and so far too many pedestrians and cyclists get hurt. See what I'm talking about in my rant over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Rants, Distracted Driving, Autos, Driving, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes


It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes


Spotify launches Car View on Android to make using its app less dangerous behind the wheel

Spotify is making it easier to use its streaming app in the car, when the phone is connected to the vehicle over Bluetooth. The company today confirmed the launch of a new feature called “Car View,” which is a simplified version of the service’s Now Playing screen that includes larger fonts, bigger buttons, and no distractions from album art. In Car View, you’re only shown the track title and artist, so you can read the screen with just a glance. The site 9to5Google was the first to spot the ...
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Media, Tech, Distracted Driving, Android Apps, Streaming, Driving, Google Maps Waze, Car View


Teen Drivers: Help Keep them Safe with Monitoring Devices and Apps

Remember how you felt when you got your license and took your first solo drive? We certainly do. Proud, excited and FREE! Earning a driver’s license is the first real step into adulthood and with it comes a lot of responsibility at a young age. Back then, our parents gave us advice to help keep us safe. But there was little beyond this to assist them. Today, we’re lucky to have modern technology like connected devices and smartphone apps to help. Here we take a look at a few options to help kee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Safety, Advice, Uncategorized, Distracted Driving, Autos, Connected Car, Car Tech, Car Safety, Amazon Alexa, Openbay, Life360, Safe Driving, Teen Driver


Man gets $300 ticket for using phone while driving, but argues the phone was actually a McDonald's hash brown

Jason Stiber in Connecticut was pulled over for talking on his cell phone while driving. The cop then gave him a hefty $300 ticket for distracted driving. The only problem, according to Stiber, was that he wasn't on his cell phone. He was simply enjoying a hash brown patty from McDonald's. According to Times Union, Stiber says “I was eating a hash brown and he thought he saw a cellphone near my mouth." Stiber's story might sound a bit suspicious, but records show he didn't use his phone as a ph...
Tags: Post, News, Connecticut, Distracted Driving, McDonald, Jason Stiber, Stiber, Phone-shaped Food, McDonald s According to Times Union Stiber


Video: Tesla Model 3 Pulled Over For Having a ‘Computer’ Attached to the Dash

Saying the Tesla Model 3’s interior is polarizing would be a massive understatement. While some absolutely love the minimalist design and singular, tablet-like interface, others criticize it for being too barren to be considered interesting. The vehicle also saw some blowback over its centrally mounted 15-inch display, which, for several reasons, can serve as a […] The post Video: Tesla Model 3 Pulled Over For Having a ‘Computer’ Attached to the Dash appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Distracted Driving, Autos, Law And Order, Infotainment, Tesla Model 3, News Blog, Automotive Design, Automotive Safety, Center Console


Safety Advocates Getting Testy Over Automotive Apps, Consumer Data

Automakers began hunting for new revenue streams about two milliseconds after realizing they could put the internet into vehicles. While the earliest endeavors involved ride-sharing applications and new infotainment features, companies are now beginning to see new opportunities via automotive e-commerce, data acquisition, and in-car marketing. However, the delivery system used for these new sources […] The post Safety Advocates Getting Testy Over Automotive Apps, Consumer Data appeared first on ...
Tags: Technology, Marketplace, Safety, Marketing, General Motors, E-commerce, Gm, Distracted Driving, Autos, Security Services, Navigation, Onstar, Corporate Partnerships, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Data AcQuisition


Isn’t it Ironic: Chevrolet Launches Engaging Phone App Intended to Curb Distracted Driving

Chevrolet is releasing a new smartphone app, titled Call Me Out, to help remind motorists to keep their eyes on the road and put their phones in their pockets while driving. Of course, individuals will still have to check their phones to receive the messages, which seems a little counterintuitive. While the automaker appears to […] The post Isn’t it Ironic: Chevrolet Launches Engaging Phone App Intended to Curb Distracted Driving appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Safety, General Motors, Smartphones, Cell Phones, Gm, Distracted Driving, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Smartphone Apps, Driving While Texting, News Blog, Automotive Safety, Texting And Driving


High-tech road signs detect phone use in cars and flash a warning to drivers

Roadside technology is being tested in the U.K. to try to stop people using their phone when driving. It involves a scanner and a digital sign board that flashes a warning when the system detects a phone connected to a call. The post High-tech road signs detect phone use in cars and flash a warning to drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, U.K, Distracted Drivers


High-tech road signs detect phone use in cars, flash a warning to drivers

Roadside technology is being tested in the U.K. to try to stop people using their phone when driving. It involves a scanner and a digital sign board that flashes a warning when the system detects a phone that's in use. The post High-tech road signs detect phone use in cars, flash a warning to drivers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, U.K, Distracted Drivers


Canadian Judge Finds Woman Guilty of Distracted Driving For Looking at Her Apple Watch

Make sure you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road in Canada. According to the National Post, a Canadian woman was found guilty of distracted driving for looking at her Apple Watch, even though she claimed she was just checking the time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Canada, Distracted Driving, Apple Watch, National Post


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 25, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Trump and Automakers Reaffirm National Mileage Rules— –Prelim Report on Fatal Uber Crash has been released by the NTSB— –Trump weighs new tariffs on imported cars/parts based on national security concerns— –NTSB recommends seat belts on all new school buses– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Trump, Auto Officials Re-Affirm Goal of National Mileage Rules California’s top air-quality official held a series...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Florida, Technology, Minnesota, Maryland, Safety, Colorado, California, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, America, Los Angeles


Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for May 23, 2018

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup –National Survey shows Americans have increased their fear of AVs— –AV backers push for federal framework— –AAA survey says drivers are distracted by in-car tech— Click on the colored title to see the full story NMA Car of the Future Story of the Week National survey shows increasing fear of driverless vehicles There’s a growing distrust of driverless vehicles similar to an autonomous bus that crashed on its first day of testing in downtown Las Veg...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, UK, Technology, Miscellaneous, US, America, Fuel, Tesla, Intel, United States, New Jersey, Auto Industry, Distracted Driving, Autos, Ohio


Unique Driving Restrictions in the United Kingdom

If you are planning to drive in the United Kingdom (UK) there are a number of rules, regulations and restrictions which every motorist needs to be aware of to be able to drive safely and legally – not to mention some unusual rules of etiquette to follow. We caught up with Darren from the UK’s Big Motoring World who gave us some advice for venturing out on the UK roads. Firstly, if you are bringing a car from abroad, and you wish to drive in the UK, you need to know that we drive on the left an...
Tags: Europe, UK, Safety, Scotland, Miscellaneous, Stephen King, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Distracted Driving, Tips, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Driver's License, Insurance Companies, Darren


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 18, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy— –Close to 50,000 People in Waco, TX could be headed for jail due to non-payment of traffic fines— –Truck Driver Shortage will affect all of us– –TX AG says no more public funds can be used for toll roads— –CAF Settlement shines light on NYCPD transparency– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week US Supreme Court Upholds Ride Sharing Privacy Drivers of borrowed veh...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Privacy, Safety, California, Oregon, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, Miscellaneous, Sacramento, America, Fuel, Georgia, Walmart


Writing Editorials against Automated Traffic Enforcement (and any Other Topics that Support NMA Positions)

From Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director and James C. Walker, NMA Foundation Executive Director Writing a newspaper or online editorial can be one of the most effective advocacy efforts you can do because not only do regular folks read the editorial section but so do influencers. NMA Foundation Executive Director, James C. Walker writes letters nearly every day concerning automated traffic enforcement. He recently asked the Orlando Sentinel if he could write a rebuttal to an editorial they ...
Tags: Florida, Safety, Senate, United States, House, Distracted Driving, Autos, Jim, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Supreme Court, Florida House, Florida Department of Transportation, James Walker, Editorial Board, Letter Writing, Red-Light Cameras


Proposed Hands-Free Driving Bill Passes Georgia House

A bill aimed at combatting distracted driving in Georgia passed in the state’s House of Representatives last month and now will go to the Senate for a vote. Sponsored by Rep. John Carson (R-Marietta), the state’s first hands-free driving bill makes it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, although using a GPS system and voice features on mobile phones are still allowed. The law does not apply if the mobile phone is used while the car is parked, when an emergency is being reported, or when...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Senate, Georgia, Legislation, House, House Of Representatives, Distracted Driving, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Driver's License, Carson, Georgia House, Seat Belt, Traffic Law Blog


NMA’s Weekly ATE Racket Report for May 15, 2018

Compiled by NMA Foundation Executive Director James C. Walker and NMA Communications Director Shelia Dunn The ATE Racket Report is a weekly feature of the NMA blog. We want to bring the issues of automated traffic enforcement to our supporters in a more coherent up-to-date fashion. This past week… More fallout from the Florida Supreme Court Decision supporting Red-Light Cameras. The Daily Commercial, a newspaper for Lee and Sumter Counties (Leesburg), published an editorial entitled: Don’t Reviv...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Technology, Privacy, Safety, California, Oregon, Senate, Miscellaneous, Georgia, Legislation, United States, House, Distracted Driving, Davis, Autos


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for May 11, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –Researchers say Draeger Breathalyzer is flawed— –Fed Stats show alcohol, seatbelt use more relevant than speed during crashes— –US House votes to overturn rule against car loan discrimination— –Texas AG says state tax dollars cannot be used to build toll roads— –A new kind of motorist trap in Arkansas—a Window Tint Trap– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Stories of the Week Researchers say a breathalyzer has flaws, casting ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Technology, Mississippi, Privacy, Colorado, California, Boston, Milwaukee, Miscellaneous, US, America, Fuel, Tesla, Infrastructure, Vw


Tennessee Distracted Driving Enforcement

Distracted driving continues to be a problem, causing thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths a year. At the same time, enforcement of distracted driving laws has proven just as problematic. Jurisdictions throughout the United States have laws that penalize texting while driving, one of the most common forms of distracted driving, but for these laws to have any impact, they must be enforced.  However, as Nashville’s Metro Police Department and Tennessee State Troopers have discovered, enfor...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, United States, Tennessee, Distracted Driving, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Nashville Tennessee, Metro Police, Jim Higgins, Traffic Law Blog, Nashville s Metro Police Department, WSMV Nashville


NMA Driving News Weekly Roundup for April 27, 2018

In this week’s Driving News Roundup: –First city in Florida to turn on RLCs thinking about turning them off— –Hackers could cause chaos to America’s roadways— –Fed Court rules against Trump’s delay of car efficiency fines— –a Bunch of Auto Recalls this week— –First child safety seat with airbags goes on the market– Click on the color headline to read the full story. NMA Driving News Story of the Week Apopka, Florida may turn off red-light cameras The first city in Central Florida to turn on red-...
Tags: Florida, New York, Technology, Safety, Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York City, Miscellaneous, US, America, Fuel, Georgia, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Auto Industry


Georgia Moves to Curtail Mobile Phone Use in Vehicles

Nearly all states in the Union have laws that criminalize the use of a cell phone for texting while driving a motor vehicle. However, these laws are difficult to enforce because of the fact that the use of a cell phone for making phone calls is not against the law. Law enforcement, therefore, struggles to charge individuals with texting and driving without clear knowledge or an admission. Fifteen other states have addressed this by criminalizing the act of holding a phone while driving a motor v...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, Atlanta, Georgia, Legislation, House, Distracted Driving, Autos, Texting, Cell Phone, Traffic Law Blog, Cory Yager, Kohn Yager


Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for April 25, 2018

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup  –Fed Court rules against Trump’s delay of CAFÉ fines— –Automakers push for 95 octane gas— –DC Auto Show Prez calls for new Glogal AV Standards Org— –Tesla under hot water with safety advocates— Click on the colored title to see the full story NMA Car of the Future Story of the Week Court rules against Trump admin’s delay of car efficiency fines A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration cannot delay a regulation that increa...
Tags: Technology, Safety, California, Washington, China, New York City, Miscellaneous, US, Fuel, Tesla, Walmart, Beijing, Vw, Ford, Connecticut, Auto Industry