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Texting and Driving

Miss South Dakota: 'Distracted Driving Kills'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every Miss America contestant chooses a platform issue. While other beauty queens may try to tackle tough social problems like world hunger or poverty...

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.com | 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. ...

A 15-Year-Old Takes On Texting And Driving

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Zach Veach is an Andretti Autosport driver in Road to Indy, a four-tier program designed to take kids from go-karting to full-fledged professional rac...

Pull Over Before You Read This

Dave Pell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

Dr. Frank Ryan paid the ultimate price for the mixing of social media and driving, but he is certainly not alone in that behavior.

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...

On The Serious and Preventable Issue of Distracted Driving

Jennifer L. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer L. Smith

Road crashes claim 1.3 million lives each year. That's one death every 30 seconds. Distracted driving is a serious and preventable problem, worthy of the attention of our highest government leaders.

Gut-Wrenching Moments in Motherhood

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

My daughter is learning to drive. But, as it turns out, I'm the one getting a lesson. I'm learning all kinds of new things, like how to stifle a scream.

Aurora Teen Crashes Car While Texting

Aurora Sentinel | Brandon Johansson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AURORA | Aurora police this month cited a 19-year-old Denver woman under the state's new texting while driving law, marking the first time in Aurora -...

Gov't Seeks State Anti-Distracted Driving Laws

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will seek to ban text messaging by interstate bus drivers and truckers and push states to...

Let Us Drive in Peace

Peter Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

First, drinking. Then talking on the phone. Then text messaging. You'd think the government would cut back on its probes into highway accident-causing activities, but ... no dice.

Paterson Bans Texting, Use Of "Oriental"

AP | Michael Gormley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- It's now illegal to text, tweet or surf while driving in New York. Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday that he signed the a...

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 ...

Cab Drivers Still Use Phones Despite Ban And Risks

New York Times | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The ambulance arrived at the scene minutes after the cabs collided, one yellow taxi T-boned into another in a busy Manhattan intersection. Shattered g...

Out of Line: Driver Texts

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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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...

The 10 new Golden Rules for Living in a Web2.0 World

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

The 21st Century has ushered in new social media applications. But with access to these tools granted across the entire Bell curve of intelligences, it seems as if we have handed out guns to chimpanzees!

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 ...

Shut Up and Drive -- or At Least Stop Texting

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Ed Burke's proposed law sounds like a great idea. But just like the hands-free law that's supposedly in effect in Chicago, this new law will, sadly, most likely get ignored as well.