Distracted Driving Blog Posts

Two people in a car

Pop Quiz: What Do You Know About Safe Driving?

September 06, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Want to be a safer driver? Here’s a start: Take our quiz to see how much you know about drugged, drunken, and distracted driving. Read More »

A cartoon whale on wheels

Driven a Whale Lately?

June 06, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

What could beluga whales—which can grow up to 37 feet long—and cars possibly have in common? Read More »

Young man trying to help friend who is passed out from alcohol

Some Consequences Last Forever: Alcohol Awareness Month

April 25, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

In the past 5 years, Danny McCoy has told this story to thousands of teens: When he was 19 years old, he drove home from a fraternity party after a night of drinking. He fell asleep for only a few seconds. Read More »

Teens talking in front of a computer

Let's Talk: Where do you find science-based health information?

October 25, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

Many U.S. Government agencies have Web sites to share information and resources with the public. Some help you find services you need—for instance, the Motor Vehicle Administration in your state helps you understand how to get your driver’s license. Read More »

Point of view of a blurry eyed driver.

Stop Distracted Driving: Stay Alert To Stay Safe

January 19, 2011  /  Sara Bellum

We live in a world obsessed with multitasking—people are watching TV while texting their friends while updating their Facebook status while tweeting about the latest celebrity gossip. And some people will even multitask behind the wheel of a car—not real smart, and reeeaaally dangerous. The U.S. Read More »