Teen drivers and their parents or guardians can take part in Start Smart, a safe-driving class put on by the California Highway Patrol.
A California woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to what is believed to be the first traffic citation alleging a motorist was using Google's computer-in-an-eyeglass.
The city's police department has received a $43,912 grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety for its "A Life Interrupted" traffic-safety program.
Interlock device disables car when drivers try to text, leads to awkward conversation with parents.
Students at Stockdale High School are taking part in the "Allstate Foundation #GetThereSafe Program."
Teens are already banned from using cellphones while behind the wheel. A new California measure would bar those younger than 18 from using voice-operated hands-free texting programs when driving.
Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.
The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
Federal accident investigators were weighing a recommendation Tuesday that states reduce their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05, a standard that has been shown to substantially reduce highway deaths in other countries.
April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so the local office of the California Highway Patrol held special enforcement and education campaigns.
About 200 teens participated in the annual Treasure Valley Youth Summit at Wahooz Thursday, where they learned the dangers of risky behavior including texting and driving and learning how you can become impaired when drinking alcohol.
Alexander Heit's final text cut off in mid-sentence. Before he could send it, police say the 22-year-old University of Northern Colorado student drifted into oncoming traffic, jerked the steering wheel and went off the road, rolling his car.
Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared Tuesday, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations.
A study to examine driver behavior in permitted left turns has identified what researchers call an “alarming” level of risk to pedestrians crossing the street.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol says it will deploy "high-visibility enforcement operations" throughout the month.
Eyewitness News and BakersfieldNow.com have partnered with Three Way Chevrolet, Dignity Health and local first responders to launch a community-wide campaign called TXT L8R.