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Texting Ban

Textism: Is Spelling Over?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Marty Kaplan

What about today's texting toddlers who grow up thinking that lol is a word? Are we raising a generation of illiterates whose fuzzy spelling is the precursor of fuzzy thinking?

Texting Ban Goes Into Effect

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Mark Bowes | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC

Virginia's new law that gets tough on drivers who text will go into effect Monday before standardized training on how to enforce it is made available ...

Should Florida Ban Texting While Driving?

Reuters | Bill Cotterell | Posted 06.16.2013 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 16 (Reuters) - The Florida Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban texting while driving...

'There's Going To Be No More Distracted Driving In Florida'

Sun Sentinel | Robert Nolin | Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

You're hurtling down the interstate at 70 mph, or 103 feet per second. Sending or receiving that irresistible text averages more than four seconds, wh...

Another State Legislature Passes Ban On Texting While Driving

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Alaska Legislature has passed an explicit ban on texting while driving. The Senate passed HB255 on Sunday, the last scheduled d...

Highs And Lows Of Florida's 2012 Legislative Session

Posted 03.12.2012 | Miami

Get ready to see Geico ads on your nature hikes through state parks and to be able to dye your poodle pink: The Florida Legislature wrapped up its 201...

Florida One Step Closer To Texting Ban

Posted 02.22.2012 | Miami

Florida's Budget Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Bill 416, which makes texting-while-driving a secondary offense. It's the first step to...

Will Florida Finally Get A Texting-While-Driving Ban?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami

On Tuesday afternoon, Florida's Budget Committee is scheduled to consider a statewide ban on texting while driving. Specifically Bill SB 416 prohi...

Should Cellphone Use Be Illegal In Cars?

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. safety investigators called on Tuesday for a nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use w...

What Texting Ban?

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- For all the criticism and new legal bans, texting by drivers just keeps increasing, especially among younger motorists. About half of A...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Texting-While-Driving Ban Exempts Law Enforcement, National Security Personnel | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Good news, America! President Barack Obama has seen all of your hysterical news reports and grisly British PSAs on texting while driving and has done...

Consumers Favor Texting-While-Driving Ban

WSJ | Andrew LaVallee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About 80% of U.S. adults support laws banning text messaging while driving, according to a new survey from Nationwide Insurance. The survey, conduc...

Lawmakers To Propose Ban On Driving while Texting

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers called for states to ban texting while driving or face cuts in highway funds, citing the need to reduce driver...