distracted driving

Contest Invites Students To Speak Up Against Distracted Driving

High school students in Detroit have opportunity to win a $25K college scholarship by creating a life-saving message for their peers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2011

General Motors' EN-V self-driving cars, intended for urban markets.

UM-Dearborn Conference: Self-Driving Cars Coming Soon

When it comes to distracted driving, it turns out driving is the real distraction. So why not remove the driver from the automotive equation? That day, when cars drive themselves, is closer than you may think, according to speakers at the WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments) conference, held Wednesday at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.



Cell Phone Usage Leads to Motorist Arrest

Police in Troy say a driver refused an officer’s request to get off his cell phone… and now he’s lost his car.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/02/2011


UM Study: Road Fatalities Down, Distracted Driving Deaths Up

Over the past five years, road fatalities in the United States have fallen 22 percent, thanks primarily to the poor economy and the increased prevalence of air bags, according to University of Michigan researchers. “A […]


Troy: No Tickets To Distracted Drivers Until 2011

Troy officials are putting the brakes on issuing tickets to distracted drivers until 2011. But motorists still will be cited if their bad driving is caused by activities that include texting, eating, grooming and interacting […]


Troy To Begin Ticketing For Distracted Driving

A distracted driver ordinance in the city of Troy will soon take full effect, with police issuing tickets starting October 1st.


Car Companies Asked To Do More To Stop Distracted Driving

The U.S. Transportation secretary scolding the auto industry today for not doing enough to prevent distracted driving.   Speaking as his second annual “Distracted Driving Summit”, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood noted that automakers were adding in-vehicle […]


Allstate Event Teaches Distracted Driving Risk

Metro Detroit parents and teens took a pledge Wednesday to limit or eliminate distractions from their cars at Allstate Insurance Company’s Family Driving Challenge. The event, held in a parking lot at Wayne State University’s […]