Oct 30 by jason

Is driving with Google Glass a ticketable offense?

As technology continues to become even more integrated into our everyday lives, existing laws can become fuzzy when it comes to how emerging technologies should be treated. Case in point, “Glass Explorer” Cecilia Abadie recently received a ticket from a California police officer for driving while wearing her Google Glass. The kicker, she insists it…

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Aug 14 by jason

Required viewing for drivers everywhere: ‘From One Second to the Next’

Famed director Werner Herzog’s powerful new documentary about texting and driving has already reached more than 1.5 million views on YouTube and is bringing even more attention to the dangers of distracted driving. The film, “From One Second to the Next” was made in conjunction with cell phone providers AT&T and Verizon, and is being…

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Jan 23 by guestauthor

What types of driver behavior constitute negligence?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident and one party is suing the other party for injuries that were sustained during the accident then it’s most likely the suit is based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is when a person fails to exercise the reasonable care that an ordinary person would have…

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Sep 19 by jason

What can employers do to prevent distracted driving?

In the six states where texting and driving is still legal, employers are being placed in the unenviable position of having to discourage those driving on their behalf from engaging in potentially dangerous behavior. Now, businesses are starting to take initiative by implementing policies that prohibit distracted driving. Office Depot (based in Boca Raton) was…

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Aug 14 by jason

Should SF Police set up distracted driving stings?

Texting and driving is against the law, but enforcing distracted driving laws is easier said than done. Last week in Fargo, North Dakota, police setup a sting operation designed to catch motorists breaking the state’s ban on texting while behind the wheel. Over the course of the two day sting, Fargo police issued a total…

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Jun 18 by jason

Automakers try to balance technology and safety, reduce distractions for drivers

We’ve written about it before, but with an increasing number of consumers being wooed by new vehicles featuring the latest in-dash technology, there’s a fine line between increasing convenience and adding even more potential distractions. Now, new guidelines from the Department of Transportation are attempting to crack down on in car distractions by disabling some…

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May 21 by jason

New studies reveal cell phone use while driving is on the rise

According to an observational survey recently released by The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the number of drivers using cell phones while in transit jumped from 7.3 percent in 2011 to 10.8 percent this year. When it comes to drivers between the ages of 16 and 25, the increase was even more noteworthy, with…

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