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    Study: Study says voice-to-text no safer than regular texting
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    So much for all those systems that allow you to convert your voice to text messages. Reuters reports that a new study by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M has found the technology to be no safer to use while driving than employing a traditional handheld device. The study found ...

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    Report: CurbTXT lets San Franciscans communicate via license plates
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    Have you ever had the urge to warn the owner of a vehicle that they have unknowingly parked illegally, and are about to get towed? How about wanting to contact someone whose car is parked dangerously or blocking you in a driveway? Three guys in San Francisco have come up with a solution to a ...

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    Volvo buys full-page ads to pledge support for distracted driving legislation
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    Volvo has publicly stated that it would like to eradicate accident-related injuries and deaths per year by the year 2020; an extraordinarily lofty goal that would obviously save countless lives. But in the next ten years, hundreds of thousands of drivers will die in traffic accidents in the U.S. ...

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    Semi-Dangerous? Truckers group says texting while driving is safe, necessary
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/political_opinion/Semi_Dangerous_Truckers_say_texting_while_driving_is_safe'; Research shows that a driver can be as much as 23 times more likely to get into an accident if he or she is texting while driving. New legislation in Washington aims to ban texting while ...

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    Transportation Secretary LaHood calls for September 'distracted driving' summit?
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    A recent study from Virginia Tech showed that texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to get into a crash and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is looking to address the problem head-on with a September summit to study distracted driving. LaHood plans to to use the summit with law ...

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    Most Americans want texting-while-driving banned, but admit guilt
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    A recent Harris Poll found that an overwhelming 91% of Americans think it's unsafe to text message while driving. In fact, they think it's just as bad as driving after a couple of drinks, and 89% even think it should be outlawed. But that didn't stop a full 57% of them from admitting that they have ...

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    OMG! Washington first state to ban text messaging while driving
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/OMG_Washington_first_state_to_ban_text_messaging_while_driving'; If you're travelling down I-90 in Washington State and texting your BFF on a CrackBerry, then you might want to put it down. Washington has become the first U.S. state in the union to ...

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