Concern is mounting about the effects of phone use and texting while driving.
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.
The self-correcting nature of science
IIHS and HLDI President Adrian Lund describes how our understanding of the problem of distracted driving is evolving.
Cellphones aren't the only distractions
Cellphones have become synonymous with distracted driving, but driver distraction was an issue long before they came along.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cellphone bans don't reduce crashes
Collision claims don't decrease after states enact driver cellphone bans, a new HLDI study finds.
Technology can be distracting, but some forms can help prevent distraction.
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.
March 22, 1997
Cellular phones quadruple crash risk when in use
June 3, 1995
Risky drivers are different, have more violations on their records
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