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All about cell phone driving laws

You're driving home from work in a downpour and your cell phone suddenly sounds off on the seat beside you.

Mounties use huge camera rig to bust texting drivers

Distracted driving is a scourge on the nation's highways and byways, and texting while driving is one of the biggest problems.

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City installs traffic lights on sidewalks for texting pedestrians

The German city of Augsburg installed pedestrian signals in the ground at busy crossings so texting walkers know when it is safe to cross.

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The government is shaming people for texting and driving

Apparently, some people use social media to brag about their texting-and-driving habits. NHTSA isn't amused.

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New York's 'textalyzer' could uncover distracted driving

New York is considering a bill that would allow police to carry a textalyzer, a device that detects if a driver was using their phone before a crash.

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Man ticketed after he was caught reading while driving

A cop in Minnesota couldn't believe just how distracted one driver was after he pulled him over for reading while driving.

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PSA: Mark Webber can't text and drive and neither should you

Mark Webber and Porsche put out this public service announcement to highlight the dangers of texting and driving.

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Motorcyclist texts while running from police

A motorcycle rider in Florida managed to flee police while driving distracted last Thursday.

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Teens text more when they're driving alone

A new survey among teens shows many of them text more when alone in a car, and they're often communicating with parents when distracted behind the wheel.

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Cops pretend to be panhandlers to crack down on distracted driving

San Bernardino, CA, police posed as panhandlers last week to catch distracted drivers in the act.

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See the dangers of texting while driving in video game format

The free, virtual reality game SMS Racing forces you to text and drive while racing against other cars. A good sense of humor keeps things from getting too serious, though.

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Dealer repair shops increasingly turning to text messages [w/poll]

A report in Automotive News says dealer service departments are increasingly using text messages to communicate with customers and the technology is paying off for everyone, especially dealers.

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GM app will let you scan a license plate then text that driver

Ever look at something and think, "Who the heck thought this was a good idea?" No? Well, you're about to. General Motors' Chinese research and development division has come up with a new Android app that will allow people to scan license plates and send messages to the vehicle's owner, regardless of whether the other driver has downloaded the app.

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VW 'Eyes on the road' ad brings danger of texting and driving to the movies

Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world. In the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran a graphic commercial in April appealing to young people about the dangers of texting and driving. In Hong Kong, Volkswagen helped with a technological

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NHTSA launches first-ever national distracted driving campaign with brutal ad

It used to be that most of the car-related public service announcements on TV focused on preventing drunk driving and getting people to buckle their seatbelts, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched grisly new ads combatting distracted drivers with the slogan "U Drive. U Text. U Pay." The spots will see heavy rotation in April because it's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. To further ram the message home, t

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Watch how badly you can drive when texting while driving

It's likely that we've all, once in our lives and before it was illegal, sent one teensy tiny text while we were driving. And while the vast majority of us managed to do it without smashing into another car or a tree, the same can't be said for everyone who drives and texts. Ft. Myers, Florida driver Michael Woody, Jr. was so taken with his SMS-ing that his erratic driving caught the attention of police, who began to follow him. Not only did Woody miss the authorities in his rearview, his drivin

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Kids drive distracted more than their parents think

Having children must instill in parents a certain sense of naïveté (this is, after all, coming from someone without children). It must be incomprehensible that this tiny human, which you raised and sacrificed for, would be anything other than good, and right and just. They would never bully another child, or mouth off to a teacher. They'd never get caught smoking or cutting class, or smoking while cutting class. And they'd certainly, never, ever get Brandon Turkus

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New York adding 'texting zones" on highways

The state of New York announced on Monday it will be instituting so-called texting zones for drivers who just cannot wait to send an LOL or emoji to their BFF. There will be 91 zones at first, all of which will take advantage of existing rest areas, in a trial program instituted by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured above), as part of his continuing efforts to reduce the number of distracted drivers on the state's roads. "New York State is continuing to use every tool at its disposal to co

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Study says voice-to-text no safer than regular texting

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 that drivers took around twice as long to react to situations on the road as they did while they weren't texting and that eye contact with the

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