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One in four American teens of driving age says he or she has texted while driving, and almost half of all youths ages 12 to 17 say they have been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel, according to a survey released in November by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

So when Darcy Ahl’s 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, she was rattled to the core. The car started swerving on a busy interstate, and Read the rest of this entry »

One in four American teens of driving age says he or she has texted while driving, and almost half of all youths ages 12 to 17 say they have been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel, according to a survey released in November by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

So when Darcy Ahl’s 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, she was rattled to the core. The car started swerving on a busy interstate, and Read the rest of this entry »

One in four American teens of driving age says he or she has texted while driving, and almost half of all youths ages 12 to 17 say they have been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel, according to a survey released in November by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

So when Darcy Ahl’s 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, she was rattled to the core. The car started swerving on a busy interstate, and Read the rest of this entry »

The U.S. government wants to monitor bus operator fatigue, ban driver cell-phone use and require the installation of seat belts on buses to improve highway safety.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who helped ban federal employees from texting while driving, proposed the commercial bus safety steps in a plan posted today on the Transportation Department?s Web site.

Motor coaches carry about 750 million travelers annually, with about Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The vast majority of US mobile phone users know that making calls, texting and using other features while driving is dangerous, but admit doing so anyway, a poll showed Tuesday.

Seventy-two percent of people who drive and own a cellular phone admitted that they use their mobile while driving, even though more than eight in 10 said they thought that doing so was dangerous, the Harris Interactive survey of 2,681 adults Read the rest of this entry »

CNN) — Most of us know we shouldn’t be talking on a handheld cell phone while driving. But recent studies suggest that hands-free devices are just as dangerous on the road.

Engaging in a phone conversation on a mobile device while driving distracts the brain and delays reaction times, experts said. Drivers are more likely to swerve between lanes, slow down and miss important signs.

“When you’re on a call, even if both hands are on the Read the rest of this entry »

CNN) — Most of us know we shouldn’t be talking on a handheld cell phone while driving. But recent studies suggest that hands-free devices are just as dangerous on the road.

Engaging in a phone conversation on a mobile device while driving distracts the brain and delays reaction times, experts said. Drivers are more likely to swerve between lanes, slow down and miss important signs.

“When you’re on a call, even if both hands are on the Read the rest of this entry »