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Texting and Driving Ban

Statewide Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

On Friday, Ohio joined the long list of states that have made texting while driving illegal. Text messaging while driving is now banned in 39 state...

Take the Pledge: Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

Zach Dean | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Zach Dean

Texting while driving has become a huge problem in the United States. Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident than non-texters and the distractions result in over 900,000 crashes per year, many of them are fatal.

In the Public Interest : Led by Youth Americans Are Driving Less, But When Will Lawmakers Notice?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

More than older generations, they say that they will sometimes choose to take alternative transportation as a way to help the environment. Will our leaders notice this important trend? You wouldn't know it looking at Congress.

Stop Texting While Driving With Gamification

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology
Gabe Zichermann

While coming up shy of a complete ban, the NTSB report was sobering to say the least. Of course, changing this kind of behavior with "traditional" approaches will come up against serious challenges.

To Students, Texting While Driving Ban A Matter Of Life And Death

AP | By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

ST. JAMES, Mo. -- The text was about something innocuous: A request to go to the county fair. It set off a highway pileup that took two lives, injured...

Texting While Driving: Just DON'T Do It (You Too Mom!)

Jordin Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jordin Sparks

I was alone in my car one day and reached for my phone to fire off a quick message. I looked up and had to swerve to stay in my lane. Wow. I got lucky this time, but what if...?

Study: Number Of Drivers Texting Doubles Despite Ban | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- It looks like California's ban on texting behind the wheel hasn't cut down on the number of offenders. In fact, even more people are te...

Study: Texting Laws Haven't Reduced Crashes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new study from the insurance industry finds texting while driving laws have had no immediate benefit in reducing crashes. ...

Texting Ban: Government Seeks Penalties For Texting While Driving Trucks, Buses

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed a ban on text messaging at the wheel by interstate truck and bus drivers, follo...

Texting While Driving Ban Becomes Official

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- College student Juan Ibarra hopes a new Illinois law banning text messaging while driving will help him kick the dangerous habit. "I ...

Texting And Driving Ban Approved By Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate has joined the campaign against motorists who send text messages while driving. Senators voted 45-6 to ...

House Votes To Ban Texting While Driving

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House wants to bar people from sending or reading text messages while driving. The House approved the ban 89-2...

State Moves To Ban Texting And Driving

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Sen. Dan Rutherford is trying to put the brakes on texting while driving in Illinois. The Pontiac Republican says violators would pay $75 under...

Chicago Bans Texting While Driving

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Motorists who send text messages or surf the Internet while driving would face stiff fines -- ranging from $75 to $200 -- under a crackdown advanced b...

Texting While Driving Ban Moving Forward

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A City Council committee today unanimously passed a proposed ban on sending text messages while driving in Chicago. The measure is likely to come up ...