Surprise! New driving research shows “hands-free” isn’t safe

Cover of Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile, a new report from AAA. Yesterday the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety dropped a bomb into the national debate about distracted driving. They conducted research and developed a report that shows “significant levels of cognitive distraction” by people who drive while performing various hands-free tasks. The report … Read more

Beaverton PD launches distracted driving diversion program

New program would offer class in lieu of $110 ticket.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Beaverton Police Department wants to increase public awareness about distracted driving and especially the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. As of today, when people get stopped by Beaverton PD officers for violating Oregon’s cell phone law, they will … Read more