Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

- CAS Comment Re: NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines - 5/18/12

- CAS Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee - 11/4/09

- CAS Board Member Nicholas Ashford ON NPR’s Talk of the Nation - 1/11/10

CAS FOIA and Related NHTSA Documents

- NHTSA - Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines For In-Vehicle Electronic Devices - 4/28/13

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DOT Press Release: New Research Shows Enforcement Cuts Distracted Driving - 7/11/11

- Draft Letter to Governors from the Department of Transportation

- NHTSA Cell Phone Policy Draft

- NHTSA Distraction Statement Draft

- The Relationship Between On-Road Wireless Phone Use and Crashes - 7/7/2003

- The Relationship Between On-Road Wireless Phone Use and Crashes (Abridged Version) - 7/2003

- Status Summary: Using Wireless Communication Devices While Driving - 7/2003

- NHTSA Communications Plan on Wireless Devices - 7/2003

- NHTSA Talking Points on Wireless Communication Devices - 7/2003

- NHTSA Driver Distraction Expert Working Group Meetings - 11/10/2000

- NHTSA Driver Distraction Internet Forum - 11/15/2000

- CAS v. NHTSA Cell Phone Study Settlement - 3/17/2009

- CAS Files FOIA Lawsuit over NHTSA Cell Phone Study - 12/1/2008

- NHTSA Response to CAS FOIA Appeal - 9/12/2008

- CAS FOIA Appeal - 5/29/2008

- NHTSA Response to CAS FOIA - 4/29/2008

- CAS Files Freedom of Information Act Request with NHTSA Re: Cell Phone Study - 3/27/2008

- CAS Files Freedom of Information Act Request with DOT Re: Cell Phone Study - 3/27/2008

CAS Petition Information

- Click here to view the CAS petition to NHTSA  - 1/21/2007

- NHTSA Denial of CAS Cell Phone Petition - 6/3/2008

- Article: Safety Group Seeks to Curb In-Car Tech Chatter - 1/23/2007

Related Information

- New Study Confirms the Brain’s Inability to Safely Drive and Use a Cell Phone - 6/12/13

- Think You Know All About Distracted Driving?  Think Again, Says AAA - 6/12/13

- National Safety Council Study: Crashes Involving Cell Phones - May 2013

- Mixed Message? While Assailing Driving Distractions, Automakers Pack in Tempting Gadgets - 9/22/11

- MyFord Touch Handbook

- Have You Driven a Smartphone Lately? - 2/26/11

- DRIVE Coalition Hits a Wall - 7/7/10

- DOT holding firm on campaign to end distracted driving - 7/7/10

- Update: Lobbying document shows pitch for clients to fight against distracted driving - 7/1/10

- Lobbyists Target Distracted Driving Campaigns by Oprah, Ray LaHood - 6/30/10

- UN chief calls for global action against mobile phone use while driving - 5/20/10

- Worst States For Distracted Drivers - 3/17/10

- New Sample Bill will Aid States in Banning Texting While Driving - 2/22/10

- Hands-free cellphones just as likely to distract drivers - 1/29/10

- Distracted By A Cell Phone? Some Cell Phone Users Fail To See Unicycling Clown Passing Them - 10/20/09

- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces New Details on Distracted Driving Summit - 8/18/09

- U.S. Secretary of Transportation Blog re: Distracted Driving - 8/4/09

- Senate Bill to Encourage Texting Bans - 7/29/09

- Editorials - 7/26/09

- Automakers Promoting Unsafe Driving Through New Technologies - 7/26/09

- Do Cell Phones Kill 1000 People a Year? - 10/31/2008

- Cell Phone Laws may not Make Roads Safer - 3/25/08

- National Safety Council Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving - 1/12/2009

- Article: Safety Group Seeks to Curb In-Car Tech Chatter - 1/23/09

- Lawsuit Verdict For Cell Phone Distraction - 6/12/2007

- NHTSA : Driver Electronic Device Use in 2007 -6/2008

New York Times Series on Distracted Driving

- Lobbyists Try to Reframe Distracted Driving Issue - 7/6/10

- Government Bans Texting By Truck and Bus Drivers - 1/26/10

- Despite Risks, Internet Creeps Onto Car Dashboards - 1/6/10

- Bills to Curb Distracted Driving Gain Momentum - 1/1/10

- Promoting the Car Phone, Despite Risks - 12/6/09

- High-Tech Devices Help Drivers Put Down Phone - 11/22/09

- When Texting Kills, Britain Offers Path to Prison - 11/1/09

- Many in U.S. Want Texting at the Wheel to Be Illegal - 11/1/09

- Texting While Driving Banned for Federal Workers - 10/1/09

- Truckers Insist on Keeping Computers in the Cab - 9/27/09

- Driver Texting Now an Issue in the Back Seat -9/8/09

- Doubts About Scare Tactics on Drivers Who Text - 8/31/09

- Utah Gets Tough With Texting Drivers - 8/28/09

- Federal Agency Plans Distracted Driving Forum - 8/4/09

- Cabbies Stay on Their Phones Despite Ban - 8/3/09

- In Study, Texting Lifts Crash Risk by Large Margin - 7/27/09

- The Truth About Cars and Cell Phones - 7/22/09

- U.S. Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving - 7/20/09

- Gauging Your Distraction - 7/19/09

- Drivers and Legislators Dismiss Cellphone Risks - 7/18/09