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Distracted driving leads to fatal Va. crash

A driver's preoccupation with his cell phone has apparently resulted in his death, and sent two others to the hospital.

Tags: fatal crash , Vienna , Neal Augenstein

Monday - 05/30/2011, 12:46pm EDT

Distracted driving on the rise in Fairfax County

The figures from a recent crackdown against distracted driving in Fairfax County drive the point home. Over the past nine months, there's been a 48 percent increase in the number of distracted driving citations issued compared to the same period last year.


Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 01:33am EDT

Survey: Your kids are watching your distracted driving

You might not want to admit it, but it's a pretty good bet you're doing some distracted driving. A new study finds your child, in the car with you, is watching closely.

Tags: Ford Motor , survey , National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Saturday - 05/07/2011, 09:45am EDT

Report: Recession lowered highway deaths

Not all facets of the economic downturn have been negative. A new report indicates the recession has contributed to a significant drop in the highway death toll since 2005.

Tags: Highway safety , Evan Haning , car accident , car crash ,

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 08:49am EST

Employers urged to stop distracted driving

A new campaign is urging drivers to put down the phones in construction zones.

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic , Lon Anderson , Beltway , Beltway construction , HOT lanes , VDOT , Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 06:19pm EST

Videos show 'heartbreak' of distracted driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says people need to "take personal responsibility" and not use cell phones while driving.

Tags: texting while driving , cell phone , Ray Lahood , U.S. Department of Transportation , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:07am EST

Ride-along: How distracted are drivers?

WTOP's Adam Tuss accompanies Fairfax County Police as an officer looks for distracted drivers.

Tags: Adam Tuss , Fairfax County Police

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 11:55am EDT

Lapses in Metro safety go unreported

Lapses in Metro safety, such as the 2009 Red Line crash and recent documentationof Metro bus operators talking on cell phones and reading books, now seem exacerbated by a new finding that many of these violations go unreported.

Tags: Metro , Metro accident , Red Line crash , bus driver , safety , safety violation , Adam Tuss

Friday - 10/29/2010, 09:16am EDT

Too much texting, talking: D.C. nears record number of citations

More than 11,000 citations have already been issued in the District.

Tags: Cathy Lanier , Ray Lahood , cell phone ban , texting , texting ban , texting while driving , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 05:24pm EDT

OSHA says stop texting behind the wheel

Because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of worker fatalities, OSHA and DOT are teaming up to combat distracted driving. OSHA's David Michaels has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , OSHA , DOL , DoT , management , texting while driving , David Michaels , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 10/15/2010, 10:41am EDT
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