National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wyoming enacts texting ban

In 2009, more than 200 distracted driving bills were considered by state legislatures.

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Traffic death rate drops to record low

The number of traffic fatalities for 2009 are projected to reach the lowest level since 1954.

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Sample texting bill unveiled

The sample state law would authorize law enforcement officers to stop a vehicle and issue a citation to drivers who are texting while driving.

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Truck-related deaths decline

The truck-involved fatality rate in 2008 declined 12.3 percent to 1.86 per 100 million miles.

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LogBook

DOT plans to ban trucker texting Truck and interstate bus drivers would be prohibited from using text messaging while driving under a rulemaking planned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, DOT plans to place restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Oct. 1 announcement came after a two-day summit on distracted driving. DOT recognizes distracted driving as a problem among all drivers, but the department currently has authority ...

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