• March 31, 2015

    Drivers eat and talk more at red lights

    Drivers engage in distracting behaviors in all types of situations, but many seem to save the most demanding activities for red lights.

    Volume 50, Number 3
  • March 3, 2015

    Voice systems can reduce distraction

    Using voice commands to make calls and perform other tasks helps drivers keep their eyes on the road, but it doesn't eliminate visual distraction completely.

    Volume 50, Number 2
  • 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

    High-tech options to curb distraction

    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
  • October 22, 2008

    More states ban texting by drivers

    Seven states and the District of Columbia now prohibit drivers from texting while behind the wheel.

    Volume 43, Number 9
  • September 9, 2008

    Survey finds high rates of distraction

    A Nationwide Insurance survey finds 4 out of 5 cellphone owners say they drive distracted.

    Volume 43, Number 7
  • June 9, 2008

    N.C. teens ignore cellphone ban

    A law prohibiting teenagers from using a cellphone while driving has the support of teens and their parents, but that hasn't kept teen drivers from violating it.

    Volume 43, Number 4
  • January 28, 2006

    Driver cell phone use increases

    Drivers are increasingly using the phone while driving. Meanwhile, research is making the risks of such behavior clear.

    Volume 41, Number 1
  • 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