60 Blog Posts From the DISTRACTED DRIVING Tag


New Auto Tech Equals Distracted Driving

New Auto Tech Equals Distracted Driving

As I read the daily news reports from oos, I notice that traffic fatalities have climbed in the last couple of years. The phrase “distracted driving” also keeps cropping up. This correlates with the recent introduction of massive in-car, multi-function computer installations. It would seem that new car complexity may be a contributing factor to […]

Hands-Free Driving Law Proponents Claim Victory in Georgia

Hands-Free Driving Law Proponents Claim Victory in Georgia

By Alan Hamilton, a car accident attorney with the law firm of Shiver Hamilton, in Atlanta. The State of Georgia began enforcement of its “hands free” law in July of this year. The law requires that cell phones only be used through a hands-free device, and eliminating the ability of a driver to use a […]

War on Cars Watch for January 16, 2018

War on Cars Watch for January 16, 2018

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. Please read this blog and let us know what you think by commenting […]

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #522

The Next Ten Years – Readers’ Edition, Part 1: oos E-Newsletter #522

When we published E-Newsletter #520, The Next Ten Years, on December 30, 2018 with predictions from some oos and oos Base directors of the challenges that the oos and motoring public are going to face over the next decade, we encouraged readers to provide their insights. And boy, have you. We currently have enough material […]

Many ways to spell “speed trap”

Many ways to spell “speed trap”

Every five minutes a Massachusetts driver gets an undeserved speeding ticket. Every hour a Massachusetts driver gets a federally-funded speeding ticket. Your state, like mine, gets federal funding to run speed traps. Every year the state bureaucracy generates a highway safety grant proposal and status report and sends it to the National Highway Traffic Safety […]