Posts Tagged "distracted driving"

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Why distracted driving is a bad idea, even when legal.

Driving Barefoot: The Eighth Deadly Sin?


Can a person legally drive while barefooted? Car Talk's law enforcement authority, Tim Cotton, settles this myth.

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Texting While Driving Kills, and Virtual Reality Tool Is the Convincer


AT&T is taking its driving simulator on the road--to schools, medical centers and businesses--to prove that It Can Wait. Turn that cellphone off.

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Picture Panthers: Can Better Signage Get Drivers to Brake for Wildlife?


Is an image really worth a thousand words? When it comes to distracted driving, the answer is yes!

Reason for large spaced between cars at lights

A Modern Mystery: Why Hang Back at Stoplights?


Jim's a self-described old timer and he's noticed a new phenomenon--people leaving several car lenghts between themselves and the next car at traffic lights. Can Car Talk solve this mystery? 

The Dangers of Voice Controls


There's a big difference between "looking" and actually "seeing." Car Talk talks to leading driver cognition researchers about the perils of voice control, and "inattention blindness."

Apple's CarPlay Could be Great, But Delays are Ominous

With a 2014 release date and a roster of automakers lined up, Apple had the momentum, but delays are a problem. Interested? Tell us why--or why not--right here.

NHTSA Goes After the Phones in Drivers' Pockets

Should the Feds govern mobile apps in your car? Right now, it's one big, huge gray area. Some states fine you for navigating with your phone. Do you agree?

Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

New studies are confirming that hands-free devices are not the solution to distracted driving. Tom and Ray have been saying this for years. 

Brace Yourself: Teen Driving Habits Get Worse over Time


A new study finds brand-new drivers are great at paying attention to the road...for the first few months, anyway.

Something Serious, For a Change...

Every week, we get mail sharing stories about people who have been killed or seriously injured by distracted drivers. Please take a moment out of your day to watch even just a minute of it this video and share it with your friends and family.


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