How Your Phone Can Hurt You

We're inseparable from our cell phones, but there's a time to disconnect: when you're in motion. Distracted driving accounts for 25% of all motor vehicle accidents in US. A majority of both teens and adults admit to texting while driving. Even walking and texting is causing more accidents. Watch this brilliant Volkswagen stunt ad and…

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Focus When Driving in 2014

Are you looking for something you can take to heart for this New Year? How about avoiding distracted driving? Sure, you are great at multitasking! But are you really? Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found tasks requiring drivers to look away from the road ahead are major factors for crashes and near-crashes--especially in novice drivers.…

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Distracted Driving: a Dubious Win

Drivers in the U.S. are more likely to be distracted by cell phones, texting or email than their European counterparts, according to a MMWR article. Almost 70% of U.S. respondents indicated they had talked on their cell phones while driving, while only about 20% of drivers in the U.K. reported the same. PositiveTip: Put that smartphone…

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Every Doctor Should Asks Patients about Distracted Driving

A major medical journal has weighed in heavily on the dangers of texting and talking on the cell phone while driving. The author urges all physicians to educate their patients that distracted driving is roughly equivalent to driving drunk. All those who think they can drive without incident while distracted, including every teen driver, should watch a…

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