distracted driving

Survey Shows Half Of Michiganders Talk On Cell While Driving

A new study shows that many drivers believe it’s important for other drivers to hang up their cell phones behind the wheel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2012

Distracted Driving The Focus Of NHTSA Public Hearing

Car companies say consumers will find other ways to use technologies if they can’t use built-in devices.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012


Morpace: Consumers Don’t Support Federal Ban On Hands-Free Devices While Driving

Despite concerns over distracted drivers on American roads, a majority of consumers in the United States do not feel there should be a ban on the use of hands-free communications devices while driving, according to the December 2011 Morpace Omnibus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2012

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 […]