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Feds to make guidelines for car electronics

Over the last decade, the amount of technology put into new cars has been steadily increasing. With increasing technology comes an increase in the number of things that can distract a person in their car. Whether it is air conditioning controls, the radio, music players, GPS or voice activated devices, the devices and technologies in our vehicles all have one thing in common, distracting drivers.

Got kids? Don't let them distract you while behind the wheel

If you've got kids in the car while you're driving, chances are you're more distracted than if you were chatting on your cell phone, at least according to Australian researchers. As Paula Faris reports for ABC News, this "first-of-its-kind" study indicates that kids are actually 12 times more distracting than cell phone use.

Distracted driving more dangerous than drunk driving

Two days ago we wrote about the driver of a "monster truck," his modified Ford F-250, who was drunk behind the wheel after drinking for hours at a strip club, and ended up hitting and killing a young woman in the parking lot.

Distracted driving more dangerous than drunk driving

Two days ago we wrote about the driver of a "monster truck," his modified Ford F-250, who was drunk behind the wheel after drinking for hours at a strip club, and ended up hitting and killing a young woman in the parking lot.

Safe-driving tips for Christmas Eve

As we wrote last week, Allstate Insurance says that Christmas Eve is the worst day for the number of auto accident claims in Texas. It spikes at 22 percent on December 24, making it the worst day among five for Texas drivers.

NTSB: Improper truck maintenance cause of fatal accident

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have found that an improperly maintained truck - bad brakes - was the likely cause of a fatal accident involving a collision between a truck and a passing train.

NTSB: Improper truck maintenance cause of fatal accident

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have found that an improperly maintained truck - bad brakes - was the likely cause of a fatal accident involving a collision between a truck and a passing train.

Truckers and distracted driving: NHTSA statistics reveal a danger

We have frequently posted about the dangers of phone-related distractions while driving. Like most other traffic hazards, these risks are amplified when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a large truck. Although interstate truck drivers are prohibited from using a cell-phone while driving on interstate routes, federal statistics report that five percent of semi-truck crashes involved a distracted driver.

Truckers and distracted driving: NHTSA statistics reveal a danger

We have frequently posted about the dangers of phone-related distractions while driving. Like most other traffic hazards, these risks are amplified when the distracted driver is behind the wheel of a large truck. Although interstate truck drivers are prohibited from using a cell-phone while driving on interstate routes, federal statistics report that five percent of semi-truck crashes involved a distracted driver.

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