Distracted Driving

Other Passengers, Not Phones, The Biggest Distraction In Crashes For Teen DriversA new study has found distracted driving is to blame for nearly 60 percent of traffic accidents involving teenagers.
AAA: Many Motorists Have "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" Attitude Toward Risky DrivingA new survey has found a significant percentage of drivers taking chances on the road, even though they believe those kinds of behaviors are dangerous.
State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The RoadsWith more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.
New Studies Point Out Dangers Of 'Talking' To CarJust 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.
State Troopers Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers On The KennedyIllinois 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 Cops Issue 120 Tickets In Crackdown On Distracted DrivingEvanston chose to do a concerted cell phone ban mission because April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Driver Questioned After Boy, 4, Killed In Dan Ryan CrashFranklin Leon Jackson, Jr., 4, was ejected from the SUV’s rear passenger window.
Special Detail To Watch For Distracted Drivers On The Kennedy MondayDrivers who text behind the wheel on the Kennedy Expressway could find themselves in hot water Monday.
Couple Spotted Apparently Having Sex While Driving On IkeA video posted on the Internet appears to show the ultimate form of distracted driving.
More Cops Than Ever Looking For Drunk, Distracted DriversPolice 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.
CTA Bus Driver Caught On Camera Driving While Distracted By Eating 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.
Study: Using Hands-Free Devices Still Dangerous For DriversThe 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.