|

Distracted driving & teen safety

Last updated: July 2014

Distracted driving is a dangerous practice that is becoming an epidemic on our nation’s roads. In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed and an estimated 421,000 injured in crashes related to distraction. Talking or texting on a cell phone takes a driver’s eyes and attention away from the road, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Currently, 44 states, plus the District of Columbia ban texting for all drivers. Talking on a hand-held cell phone is banned in 12 states, plus D.C. Find out more about the problem, and learn how you and your family, especially teenagers, can become safer behind the wheel.

   

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Latest From Consumer Reports

HOLIDAY GUIDE
Consumer Reports reveals its 2014 Naughty & Nice List Some company policies earn a Ho! Ho! Ho!, while others are more No! No! No!
TV REVIEWS
Black Friday: Top 5 deals on TVs that cost less than $500Video This year you can go bigger than ever without spending a bundle.
MATTRESS REVIEWS
Holiday planning: Best mattresses for guest rooms Your visitors will appreciate these beds, which are easy on the budget.
PICKUP TRUCK REVIEWS
Automakers work to boost fuel economy in their pickupsVideo The 2015 Ford F-150's fuel economy tops the competitions' mpg.
CELL PHONE SERVICE REVIEWS
Small carriers outrank big ones in our latest survey AT&T? Verizon? Ting? U.S. Cellular? Find out which company to choose.
COFFEEMAKER REVIEWS
Small appliances at Black Friday prices all year long Check out the good buys from our tests plus a few splurges.

Connect

and safety with
subscribers and fans

Follow us on:

Mobile

Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more