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Driver distraction in the spotlight with new campaign
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13th Nov 2018
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Driver distraction in the spotlight with new campaign

A new advertising campaign aimed at curbing driver distraction will hit screens shortly, with research showing the number of people caught using the phones illegally on the roads has climbed 20 per cent in the last four years. According to research from NRMA Insurance, a whopping 41,809 people were caught using their phones during FY2017/18, up from 35,370 in FY14/15.
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Scott Collie
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29
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29th Jul 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending July 22, 2016? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below. THE WEEK IN NEWS:
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Tegan Lawson
New York police could soon be using experimental ‘textalysers’
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14th Apr 2016
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New York police could soon be using experimental ‘textalysers’

Police in New York could be among the first in the world to trial an experimental technology that can detect if a mobile phone has been used behind the wheel. Dubbed ‘textalysers’, a name inspired by the familiar breathalysers used to detect alcohol in a driver’s system, the new systems have been proposed as a means of helping to cut down on driver distraction.
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Sam Rawlings
Ford MyKey 'Do Not Disturb' technology withholds incoming calls and texts
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3rd Nov 2011
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Ford MyKey 'Do Not Disturb' technology withholds incoming calls and texts

Ford US has released a new technology as part of its MyKey function that withholds incoming calls and texts and saves them for when the car is stopped. The function is primarily intended for parents and their younger drivers. The Ford MyKey Do Not Disturb function is a technology parents can switch on during times when their kids drive the car. The function captures calls and texts so that young drivers can view them once the car is stationary.
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