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Minnesota legislators will make another push to require those who want to talk on the phone while driving to use hands-free devices. Similar bills have fallen short in the recent past. But even those who once opposed such measures now say they think horrific crashes caused by distracted drivers have become too prevalent to vote no again. Gov. Tim Walz says he will sign a bill if he reaches his desk. But to get to passage, supporters of the legislation have to either ignore or rationalize the research behind distracted driving. Research done by psychologists and others shows that calls made with hands-free systems are not, in fact, significantly safer than calls made while holding a cellphone. “It is as distracting to have a hands-free conversation as to have a hand-held conversation,” said Ira Hyman, Jr., a professor of psychology at Western Washington University. “It’s really not about what your hands are doing. It’s about where you head is, where … [Read more...] about The Legislature will probably pass a hands-free bill. Whether it’s going to make driving in Minnesota safer is less clear
By Dug Begley and St. John Barned-Smith Updated 5:46 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Houston Police officer Aaron Richberg conducts a drunk driving test during a traffic stop. Houston Police officer Aaron Richberg conducts a drunk driving test during a traffic stop. Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Houston Police officer Aaron Richberg conducts a drunk driving test during a traffic stop. Houston Police officer Aaron Richberg conducts a drunk driving test during a traffic stop. Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle Houston has an impaired driving problem. Solutions are available, but they can be taxing 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about Houston has an impaired driving problem. Solutions are available, but they can be taxing
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Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post Published 9:15 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 It's illegal in 47 states, but too many people are addicted. It's restricted in 15 states, but it happens in broad daylight and hardly anyone gets caught in the act. It's condemned even by some of the people who do it. With that in mind, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has been studying how to minimize the driving distractions that kill 3,500 people and injure 390,000 in U.S. crashes every year. What they found, in a study presented Wednesday, is that automakers aren't necessarily the best at deciding what to install in their vehicles. "What we've been studying for the last three or four years is the explosion to technology in the vehicle - hundreds of buttons, touch screens, gesture controls, heads-up displays, voice commands," said David Strayer, the author of the study. "Our concern is that in many cases the driver will assume that if it's put in the vehicle, and it's enabled to be … [Read more...] about In-car technology complicates deadly, addictive issue of distracted driving