texting while driving

Distracted driving meeting set

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration committee will meet June 8-10 to focus on distracted driving.

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Latest in distractions: One word, three letters, rhymes with ‘text’

Earlier this week, as Kansas became the 26th state to enact a behind-the-wheel anti-texting law applicable to all drivers, the folks at hands-free headset-maker Jabra released results of a survey/study conducted in April that threw a little wrench (and more!) into all the late discussion of worrisome activities drivers engage behind the wheel of fast-moving vehicles. While 28 percent of survey respondents admitted to text-messaging while driving, more than half that number, a full 15 percent of respondents, said they ...

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Wisconsin to ban texting

Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.

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Michigan begins texting ban

Texting while driving is a secondary offense that allows law enforcement officials to ticket drivers if they are pulled over for another offense.

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Kentucky bans texting behind the wheel

Kentucky became the 23rd state to ban texting for all drivers, following Nebraska last week.

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Nebraska latest state to ban texting

Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, carrying a $200 fine.

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Crackdown on drivers using cell phones

Pilot programs in Hartford and Syracuse will test whether increased law enforcement can get drivers to reduce cell phone use.

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Iowa bans texting while driving

Iowa became the 21st state to ban texting April 2 when Gov. Chet Culver signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in the state.

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Iowa latest state to ban texting while driving

For adult drivers, using a handheld cell phone or texting is a secondary offense.

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FMCSA proposes rule to ban texting by truckers

The proposal would impose sanctions on drivers and bar motor carriers from allowing their drivers to text while driving.

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