94 Blog Posts From the DISTRACTED DRIVING Tag


The Matter of Car Touchscreens

The Matter of Car Touchscreens

Consider the juxtaposition of the cell phone and the in-car cell phone: Nearly everyone owns a cell phone and the LCD touchscreen is a standard in almost every new car. Both are fundamentally the same thing—a touch/tap/swipe interface. This form of control requires visual concentration. You have to look at what you are trying to […]

Will Self-Driving Cars Create Even More Distracted Drivers?

Will Self-Driving Cars Create Even More Distracted Drivers?

Distracted driving is one of the most significant road safety hazards we’re currently facing. According to the Center for Disease Control, it causes more than 1,000 injuries and nine fatalities every day in the United States. Whether drivers are taking their eyes off the road to check their phone, eating lunch, or putting on makeup, […]

Leading Causes of Car Accidents and How you Can Prevent Them

Leading Causes of Car Accidents and How you Can Prevent Them

Motor vehicle accidents are unfortunately very common in the United States, taking thousands of lives and causing severe and minor injuries every year. Driving safely and following traffic laws reduce the risk of your getting into a car accident. However, the frustrating truth is that you cannot be assured that all the other drivers on […]

Car with Personality: Are we ready for this?

Car with Personality: Are we ready for this?

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the NMA Blog in April 2018. We felt it still has resonance today. I admit…I have always named my cars and talked to them too. Not because I am a lonely and sad person but because I want to imbue good feelings in my space—talking to my car […]

Friends don’t let friends drive Android

Friends don’t let friends drive Android

Another report on distracted driving came out recently. Most people saw typical press release fluff with a bar graph with no obvious scale showing how reaction time differed depending on what drivers were doing. Driving drunk was the best thing you could do short of driving sober. Using a touch screen infotainment system was the […]

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