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Distracted Driving

Wearable Computers will Amplify Driver Distraction

The greatest factor contributing to driver distraction has been the growing use of technology — in particular smartphones — while driving; however, a new concern will soon be confronting fleet managers in the form of wearable computers.

2014 Cadillac ELR Gets Noise-Cancelling Tech

General Motors' 2014 Cadillac ELR (Extended Range Electric) luxury coupe will arrive with sound-neutralizing technology that tunes out background noise when the car switches from the electric motor to the gas motor.

Ban Texting While Driving, But Beware of Inadvertent Consequences

The popularity of texting has skyrocketed over the past four years. All agree that texting and driving are incompatible. However, a texting ban could have unintended consequences of interfering with productivity devices business drivers and truckers rely on. There are numerous ramifications to overzealous prohibitions on the use of on-board electronic communications that potentially may be counter-productive to driver safety. Let's target unsafe driving behavior, not on-board productivity tools.

Ban DWT (Driving While Texting)

Texting is the latest form of driver distraction and it is becoming more prevalent. Dubbed “driving while texting” or DWT, it is the tapping out of messages using the keypad of a cell phone, PDA, or BlackBerry while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.