New York father fights distracted driving following loss of son

A New York father is putting pressure on lawmakers and police officers to treat distracted driving the same way as drunk driving. Along with his family and others, he formed an organization called Distracted Operators Risk Casualties, or DORCs. The man lost his 18-year-old son in 2011 following a head-on collision in which distracted driving…

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Despite new technology, distracted driving still a problem

According to findings from a recent survey, Boston drivers using hands-free technology aren’t much safer than drivers talking or texting on a handheld device. Researchers at the University of Utah have studied driver behavior for the past two years by asking subjects to driver on a closed course while wearing devices that monitor brain activity.…

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