Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
Illinois State Police surprised a lot of people on the Kennedy Expressway on Friday morning, as they conducted a distracted driving detail to catch people texting or talking on cell phones while they were behind the wheel.
Evanston chose to do a concerted cell phone ban mission because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Franklin Leon Jackson, Jr., 4, was ejected from the SUV’s rear passenger window.
Drivers who text behind the wheel on the Kennedy Expressway could find themselves in hot water Monday.
A video posted on the Internet appears to show the ultimate form of distracted driving.
Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.
A CTA bus driver whose hands should have been on the wheel instead had a cup in one hand and a spoon in the other.
The new study – the most comprehensive of its kind – has found using hands-free and voice-activated devices while driving actually is more dangerous than talking on a hand-held cell phone.
We all know that cell phones and driving don’t mix, and there are laws against that. But many of us drive around with something that one recent study suggests is 12 times more distracting. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.
Kyle Greenfield of Manhattan was driving while distracted and struck a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign at Cedar and Delaney roads in New Lenox Township.
Rev. Jeannie Walton told CBS 2’s Pam Zekman about a harrowing bus ride she took with a Megabus trainee who was driving while distracted.
You might sometimes feel compelled to eat in the car when you’re on the run, but in Oak Park, such activity could soon be illegal.
A driver convicted of killing a woman motorcyclist while painting her nails behind the wheel gets to spend the holidays with her family. Now the victim’s son asks: Where’s the justice?
The Illinois Department of Transportation is once again taking applications for its Operation Teen Safe Driving program.
Illinois State Police Trooper Starlena Wilson narrowly survived a collision last year caused by a distracted driver. Now her agency is cracking down on errant motorists in her honor.
SAN FRANCISCO (CNET) ― We all know it’s not safe to talk on your phone or text while driving. Most of us want to do the right thing but our discipline can be weak when there are calls and messages coming in.