Distracted Driving News
Vehicle 'infotainment' systems may increase distracted driving , AAA says
New so-called "infotainment" systems in cars may distract drivers for "potentially dangerous periods of time," AAA said in a study released today. Drivers that used systems' voice commands and touch screens to program GPS were distracted for an average of about 40 seconds, according to the
Family Sues Apple, Claiming FaceTime Distracted Driver in Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Daughter
A Texas couple is suing Apple , claiming that its FaceTime app distracted a driver who rammed into the couple's car, killing their 5-year-old daughter. Parents James and Bethany Modisette are suing Apple for damages on the basis that the electronics giant failed to install and implement a "safer,
Pokemon GO Linked to Distracted Driving , Study Suggests
Pokemon GO players have been on the hunt for months to "catch 'em all," but in a study published today, health experts are warning that being immersed in an augmented reality game can be a danger when people are behind the wheel. After the Pokemon GO game was released earlier this year, researchers
13 Ridiculous Things People Have Reportedly Done for 'Pokemon Go'
"Pokemon Go" players have been taking the catchphrase "Gotta catch 'em all!" to a new level. It's been only two weeks since the game first launched, but dozens of bizarre incidents involving the game have already been reported. Players have found a dead body , kayaked in the middle of the ocean and
Largest 'Pokemon Go' Event Takes Over City Streets
The wildly popular mobile app taking the country by storm amassed thousands of "Pokemon Go" players in San Francisco on Wednesday. "When I say Pokemon you say Go!" #POKECRAWLSF pic.twitter.com/7SdV8AORvu — Alexandra Mosher (@MosherNews) July 21, 2016 ] /> "Pokemon Go" is an augmented reality
Police Body Cam Catches Distracted 'Pokemon Go' Driver Crashing Into Baltimore Police Car
A Baltimore police body camera caught a distracted "Pokemon Go" driver crashing into a parked police patrol car. The incident happened early Monday morning when three officers were standing next to a police cruiser as an SUV approaches, as seen on footage from one of the officers' body cams.
Wisconsin Mom Acquitted in Alleged Distracted Driving Crash That Left 3 Children Dead
A jury acquitted a mother from Wisconsin of charges that she used her cellphone seconds before a fatal car crash involving three children. Kari Jo Milberg was charged with three counts of felony homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle, as well as a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.
'Textalyzer' Technology Takes Aim at Distracted Drivers
The breathalyzer could be getting a companion in the future: the textalyzer, a device that could check to see if a driver's phone was in use in the moments prior to or during a car accident. A bill sponsored by New York State Sen. Terrence Murphy calls for a textalyzer technology to be used in the
Tweens and Technology: What Parents Should Know About Apps
Apps keep kids engaged and social but authorities warn that some features of those apps could put teens at risk. The family of Gia Scavo Abgarian -- one of three young women killed last December in a Philadelphia car crash -- believes the filter that allows you to clock your speed on the Snapchat
Google Executive Admits Self-Driving Technology ‘Will Never Be Perfect’
Lawmakers debated the safety and regulatory future of self-driving cars today and vowed that the U.S. would lead the world in automated vehicle technology. Executives at General Motors and Google X testified that safety is a top priority as the technology for self-driving cars advances. Chris