Why does BMW want drivers to be (even more) distracted?

BMW is integrating Skype for Business into new cars.  The features will be integrated into the new BMW series in parts of Europe. Other markets—including the U.S.— should see it soon.  "Microsoft Exchange will also integrate calendars, to-do lists and contacts using the car's voice and navigation systems," according to the company's press release. Here's why this strikes [...]

What will stop texting and driving? Jail time.

The most effective way to stop drivers from texting might be the threat of criminal charges. Texting while driving is illegal in 46 states. (Text messages are not the sole culprit—there are dozens of possible distractions on your smartphone—but only 16 states ban all hand-held devices for drivers.)* You don't need statistics to know that [...]

New Washington State distracted driving law: what you need to know

A decade ago, the Washington State distracted driving law was passed - and became one of the first state laws regulating drivers' cell phone use. Since then, mobile devices have changed dramatically—and distracted driving has become an even bigger problem. On May 16, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5389: a new, more comprehensive distracted driving law. [...]

A study on distracted driving enforcement in Washington

The University of Washington Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center conducted a study on distracted driving enforcement. Using focus groups of police officers from King County, Whatcom County, and Spokane County, researchers identified some common problems, including: distracted driving laws are difficult to enforce. The study participants proposed a solution. Laws should prohibit all forms [...]

End Distracted Driving featured on The Today Show

End Distracted Driving founders and attorneys Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson talked about the untimely death of their daughter Casey on the Today Show. The segment also highlights several new phone apps to help prevent dangerous distraction on the road. Click to get to the Today Show's interview of End Distracted Driving founders [...]

Multi-tasking drivers cause car crashes.

Each day, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes involving distracted driving. Distracted driving has no boundaries. New drivers, experienced drivers, teen drivers and elderly drivers are all equally likely to be involved in distracted driving car crashes. Why do so many drivers think that safety operating [...]