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Transportation Nation

NY Begins Distracted Driving Crackdown... with Special Trooper Patrols

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

New York State Police will use special undercover SUVs to catch distracted drivers as part of a summer crackdown starting this July 4th holiday weekend.

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Transportation Nation

To Stop Teens from Texting While Driving, NY Will Suspend Licenses

Monday, July 01, 2013

WNYC

New York is trying a new tactic to stop teens from texting and driving: suspend their licenses after a first offense. 

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Transportation Nation

Distracted Walking's Bruising Toll by the Numbers

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WNYC

Researchers at Ohio State University have scrupulously documented the dangers distracted walking and determined they are many.  More than 1,500 people were treated in emergency rooms nationwide in 2010 for injuries related to using a cell phone while walking, according to estimates from the study. The number of injuries per year from distracted walking have doubled since 2005.

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Transportation Nation

Two-Second Rule: Feds Issue Distracted Driving Guidelines to Automakers

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WAMU

Two seconds is enough time for you to do something with your built-in navigation or communication system while you are driving, according to new guidelines issued by federal safety officials to automakers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No Cell Phones in Cars?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended a ban on all cell phone use while driving. Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the NTSB, discusses the decision. And Marcel JustProfessor of Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses what happens to our brains while we talk, text, and update behind the wheel.

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The Takeaway

Fighting Against Distracted Driving, LaHood Gets Lobbyists Off His Back

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Yesterday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized a Washington lobbying firm that was drumming up opposition to his distracted driving campaign. The Seward Square Group created the DRIVE coalition to promote driver education as an alternative to LaHood's proposal, which would lead to poor sales for mobile devices (they even went after Oprah).

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