Hands-free phone use while driving ? for talking or, especially, for texting ? is just plain dangerous, said researchers at the University of Utah who have studied distracted driving for more than a decade.
Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile join AT&T's 'It Can Wait' effort, urging drivers to refrain from texting when behind the wheel.
Steven Spriggs, who maintains that he was driving safely at the time, isn't taking 'convicted' for an answer. Urged on by supporters, he has filed another appeal.
If you think your smartphone?s fancy voice recognition software lets you text safely while you are driving, think again.
In a new poll just released by Bridgestone Americas, 50% of young drivers admitted to talking on their phones without a hands-free device.
Look around you the next time you're on the road. Chances are, you'll see someone still holding a smart phone to their ear, someone else with the phone on the steering wheel as they text, another peering down at something in their lap rather than looking at the road in front of them.
It's been only 11 weeks since an exception allowing hands-free texting while driving took effect in California, but some lawmakers are giving it a thumbs down and want the change repealed.
There are already a number of laws on the books in various states designed to thwart so-called distracted driving and teens and texting. But one California lawmaker thinks those laws must change to keep up with technological developments.
James Garner, who died Saturday at the age of 86, was tall, handsome and athletic, all qualities that made for longevity as a leading man. Garner, a native Oklahoman, came to fame on television as the laid-back Bret Maverick in the 1950s western, went on to film stardom in the 1960s, then returned to television, most notably for an Emmy-winning run in the lighthearted detective series "The Rockford Files." Shifting easily between comedy and drama, imbued with a sardonic charm, Garner was part of a line of Hollywood leading men, extending back to Cary Grant and forward to George Clooney, who meld good looks, charisma and self-deprecating wit. He played almost all the...