texting while driving

POLL: Do you use your truck’s horn to call out distracted drivers?

This poll follows reports of a growing tendency among drivers calling out unsafe behavior among motorists and other truckers on-highway, particularly cell phone use behind the wheel.

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Four-wheelers should ‘learn from truck drivers’

Con-way Freight's Tom Clark makes a compelling case for his view that four-wheelers should take a lesson from professional truck drivers on distracted driving -- as a frequent two-wheeler, I concur.

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Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

Some drivers responding to news of Tennessee's use of troopers in big rigs to nab texting four-wheelers loved the idea -- others suggested it might be just another safety hazard.

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People do the strangest things

Four-wheelers, beware: Just because you're in your car doesn't mean we can't see you.

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Money available for states with phone bans

A new grant program that will provide about $17.5 million to states that have laws banning distracted driving in fiscal year 2013

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Big safety fail: Get a load of this billboard

This comes by way of the Facebook page for the Big Road app (shared from that of CDLLife.com), which I wrote about yesterday. Anti-texting billboards are probably the wrong place for invitations to text for more info... Happy Sunday, folks.  

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Cell-phone jamming technology in your cab?

Much has been made of the inability and/or difficulty of state enforcement of the Department of Transportation's nationwide ban on handheld cellphone use behind the wheel. Last I've written about it you can find here and here. In the story at the former of those links, reader Martin GrosecIose put forward the notion that combating distraction among the general public on the roadways was getting to the point where it's just too little too late ...

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Ohio becomes 39th state to ban texting while driving

Ohio on Friday, June 1, became the 39th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel by all drivers.

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More states eye banning texting while driving

Ohio, South Carolina and Missouri each have different bills in the works to ban texting and handheld phone use while driving.

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Alabama bans behind-the-wheel texting for all

With the law, Alabama becomes the 38th state to ban handheld phone use while driving for drivers of all vehicles.

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