National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Georgia to ban texting

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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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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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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LogBook

The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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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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