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    OMG LOL: New study says 93% of Americans favor banning text messaging while driving
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    Maybe it's not surprising that Ford commissioned a study that helps bolster a sales case for some of its in-car-electronics, but the Blue Oval seems to have its finger on the pulse of the nation this time. Market researchers Penn, Schoen & Berland polled 1,000 drivers and found that 93% of ...

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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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    Senators mulling a nationwide ban on texting while driving
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    Last time we checked in with the issue of texting while driving, the NHTSA practically claimed it was gagged by Congress. Fast forward a week -- after the New York Times report and the results of a Virginia Tech study -- and now a group of Democratic senators is proposing a nationwide ban on ...

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    SURVEY: Drivers feel 35% less safe than they did five years ago... do you? [w/POLL]
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    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released new survey results stating that over one-third of the motorists it polled are driving scared. More specifically, they feel less safe than they did back in 2004. Thing is, 2008 was the safest year to drive a car since 1961, and adjusted for ...

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    California outlaws texting while driving... finally
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    After wiping the egg off his face for approving legislation earlier this year that banned cell phone use yet still allowed texting behind the wheel, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hurriedly signed legislation today banning drivers from sending, writing, or reading messages on electronic ...

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    Texting while driving in the UK could get you 2 years in jail
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    The current fine for using a mobile phone while driving in the UK is £60 and three points on your license. If you are caught driving unsafely while using a mobile phone or typing directions in the navi, the fine jumps to £2,500. Now, after a review by the Crown Prosecution Service ...

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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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