• October 24, 2014

    Searching for answers on distraction

    A new study by IIHS and Virginia Tech helps clarify the risk of cellphone use behind the wheel and offers insight into other distracting behaviors that drivers engage in.

    Volume 49, Number 8 | Special Issue: distracted driving
  • October 24, 2014

    The self-correcting nature of science

    IIHS and HLDI President Adrian Lund describes how our understanding of the problem of distracted driving is evolving.

    Volume 49, Number 8 | Special Issue: distracted driving
  • October 24, 2014

    Cellphones aren't the only distractions

    Cellphones have become synonymous with distracted driving, but driver distraction was an issue long before they came along.

    Volume 49, Number 8 | Special Issue: distracted driving
  • October 24, 2014

    Bans reduce phone use but not crashes

    Even with strong enforcement, bans on handheld phone use and texting aren't reducing crashes reported to insurers, a new HLDI analysis shows.

    Volume 49, Number 8 | Special Issue: distracted driving
  • December 2, 2010

    Drivers admit to risky habits in survey

    Drivers sat texting while driving, speeding and running red lights are dangerous but admit to doing them anyway.

    Volume 45, Number 12
  • September 28, 2010

    Texting bans don't cut crashes

    A HLDI study of insurance claims finds that outlawing texting by drivers hasn't cut crashes.

    Volume 45, Number 10
  • February 27, 2010

    Cellphone use, crash rates don't match

    Phone use by drivers is up, but crashes aren't. More research is needed to figure out why this risky practice hasn't affected crash rates.

    Volume 45, Number 2 | Special Issue: phoning while driving
  • February 27, 2010

    Driver phone use is widespread

    An Institute survey finds that large numbers of drivers talk on the phone and text even in challenging driving conditions.

    Volume 45, Number 2 | Special Issue: phoning while driving
  • February 27, 2010

    Cellphone bans don't reduce crashes

    Collision claims don't decrease after states enact driver cellphone bans, a new HLDI study finds.

    Volume 45, Number 2 | Special Issue: phoning while driving
  • February 27, 2010

    Technology can be distracting, but some forms can help prevent distraction.

    Volume 45, Number 2 | Special Issue: phoning while driving
  • October 13, 2009

    Effects of cellphone bans vary

    Cellphone bans can have lasting effects on driver behavior, new research shows, but the safety impact isn't clear.

    Volume 44, Number 9
  • March 22, 1997

    Cellular phones quadruple crash risk when in use

    Volume 32, Number 3
  • June 3, 1995

    Risky drivers are different, have more violations on their records

    Volume 30, Number 5