Articles about Distracted Driving

Right call
Well, it looks like the government has finally stepped in. The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released a statement on social media, asking motorists to be cautious when participating in the #inmyfeelingschallenge. Great.In a status posted on Facebook, the agency
Do you use these features often?
Is driving a vehicle equipped with a touchscreen infotainment 'unsafe?' According to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it's possible.According to the organization, drivers using in-car tech such as voice commands and touchscreen features are visually
Riders, take note
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), together with its revised set of implementing rules and regulations (IRR), is finally set to be implemented early
We hope authorities can address them
After much confusion, authorities have finally suspended the Anti-Distracted Driving law. Its enforcement came to a halt after mounting calls, from both senators and everyday motorists, for government agencies to get their act together before dictating what and what not to
Courtesy of social media
Today marks the first day of the Anti-Distracted Driving law's implementation, so either your gadgets are neatly tucked away inside your pockets, or you've busy all day dodging enforcers. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has already released guidelines regarding
We clarify with government officials
Ever since it was announced that the Anti-Distracted Driving law will be enforced starting on May 18, there's been a lot of hubbub about how the law will affect drivers and how it will be enforced. Chief among the discussion
Stop texting behind the wheel
Put those smartphones down people, because Republic Act 10913, better known as the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, will finally be in full effect by this Thursday, May 18, 2017. That's nearly one year since the bill passed the Senate and 15
In accordance with the law, that is
If there's one industry more hectic than the automotive, it's got to be tech. Remember back when wireless headsets were a 'must-have' accessory for individuals always on-the-go? With the advent of smartwatches and in-car connectivity, it
This has been long overdue
In one of its final sessions before the next administration takes over, the Senate passed an act that penalizes "distracted driving." According to a report by the Inquirer, the bill was approved on its third and final reading."While the State recognizes
Meet the Textalyzer
The US Center for Disease Control estimates that around nine people per day are killed in road accidents caused by distracted drivers. An equally alarming figure reveals that some 1,153 people are injured for the same reason. Authorities say that these
Pretty much like heads-up display
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. The reality is that many of us feel a tad incomplete when we are away from our mobile devices even for a few minutes.
How distracted are you when driving?
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. The next time you bring out that phone to text while you're driving, think about this: Every year all over the world, 1.
So how do you keep them behaved?
Children are adorable, but don't get too carried away by their cuteness or their tantrums when they're in the mood for such--especially when you're driving. A recent study by UK-based organization Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) identified
And we all thought it was mobile-phone use
A study conducted by a US-based insurance company is saying that using a mobile phone isn't the most distracting activity while driving, but daydreaming or being "lost in thought" is.According to, 10% of fatal car accidents in
Does this make sense?
A study conducted by a Canadian public policy research group has found that a law against distracted driving has failed to improve road safety within the Manitoba region as highway fatalities have reportedly reached an all-time high during the first full
Following the July 4 bus accident on EDSA
Following the accident on July 4 that saw a public-utility bus breaching the railing of the EDSA-Ortigas flyover and ramming the MRT concrete girder reportedly due to its driver sending and reading text messages on his cellphone while driving, Senator
An eye-opener for drivers
Text-messaging has allowed people to constantly keep in touch with anyone at any time of the day. But as much as this has been a boon for society, one ugly side to it is that we are sometimes so engrossed with
Let's hope we get this soon
Ford wants to make the distracting habit of reading text messages on a mobile phone while driving a thing of the past by adding to its Sync in-car connectivity system a text-to-speech feature.The text-to-speech feature works
A law that's long overdue
Congress has passed House Bill 4571 or the Anti-Texting while Driving Bill on its third and final reading, taking it one step closer into becoming a law during the 15th Congress.House Bill 4571 criminalizes the use of a cellular phone--
Now we wait for the Senate's move<br />
Use of cellular phone while driving may soon be declared a criminal act as the House Bill seeks to illegalize the use of mobile communication devices while operating a vehicle moves a step closer to becoming a law.The Anti-Mobile Communication
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