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Eating may be top driving distraction

A recent poll found that 65 percent of drivers eat while driving. Not far behind was talking on a cell phone, and these distractions happen despite drivers' acknowledgement that they believed them to be dangerous. More »

Focused on the driving task

Delphi has built a concept vehicle to demonstrate how all the myriad electronic systems can work in a vehicle that helps keeps drivers focused on driving instead of the distractions. More »

Smartphones, bluetooth, wifi and the dash...

With research showing that distraction-related deaths accounted for 16% of all traffic fatalities in 2009, this issue is once again high on the agenda of the US Transportation Department. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has declared war on driver distraction, with much of the focus on weaning Americans off texting and other cell-phone use while behind the wheel. More »

Driving With Kids: A Survival Guide

The golden rule to remember is that the driver is responsible for the passengers - no matter what. They may really want that toy that has fallen under the back seat, or need you to pass back a juice bottle, but your job, first and foremost, is to ensure their safety, pandering to their needs is secondary to this. If they know you cant and wont react then they wont expect you to. More »

Driver fined for wearing Burqa

The French battle with the Burqa shifts up a gear with the recent fining of a 31-year old female driver in Nantes, France, for the offense of wearing a Burqa whilst driving. More »

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