Jun 10, 2011
From a perch in the cloud, Watson-like supercomputers could offer solutions for clueless drivers, including finding that sushi restaurant whose name you forgot, or that song by the guy who sounds kind of like Bob Dylan.
May 03, 2011
Ask a younger driver which is worse: A crash from someone texting, or a crash from someone drinking?
Apr 15, 2011
The very first precept of good driving is: Keep your eyes on the road. Yet the modern explosion in so-called smart phones has too many of us attempting to watch the road with one eye, while following the stock market, route guidance system, instant fuel economy readout and salty e-mail threads with the other.
Mar 18, 2011
In posts this year, David Strayer and I have shined the spotlight on the contributions -- or lack thereof -- of both users and the government to the distracted driving problem. If you've seen TV ads recently, you know there is another contributor we haven't accounted for: automobile manufacturers. ...
Feb 21, 2011
What if I told you that we could end the problem of drivers using cellular phones to talk, text, surf or whatever-is-coming-next RIGHT NOW? Okay, let me rephrase that. I am telling you we could end the problem right now, or at least start on a path toward that end... but the solution is being he...
Feb 01, 2011
When I see a driver texting, I am baffled at how someone can justify being so clearly irresponsible.
Jan 22, 2011
A week or so ago, the popular NPR news quiz show "Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me" asked guests to fill in the blank on the following statement: Contrary to popular belief, new research suggests (BLANKING) can actually improve driver safety. Answer: ??
Oct 15, 2010
We all know what happens to politicians who take courageous stances. Raise the retirement age for social security so it'll stay solvent? Raise taxes to pay for the services we want? Use a gasoline tax to decrease our dependence on foreign oil? Cut the military to where it's only nine times...