distracted driving

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

Bill increases fines for texting while driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California drivers would face tougher consequences for chatting and texting on their cellphones while driving under a bill that passed the California Assembly. Lawmakers voted 66-10 Thursday to approve AB1646 by […]

05/16/2014

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

LAPD joins crackdown on texting and handheld cell use behind the wheel

As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will be joining with over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month long […]

04/01/2014

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‘Drowsy Driving’ week provides resources and information

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Today marks the start of “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,” during which the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies will remind motorists to stay alert while driving. The annual campaign provides […]

11/04/2013

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Pasadena cellphone crackdown

PASADENA (CNS) – Pasadena police plan a crackdown today on drivers who text or operate hand-held cellphones behind the wheel, department officials said. “We all know that talking on our cellphones while driving is distracting, […]

08/19/2013

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Safety Council: Traffic deaths surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities rose 5 percent last year, according to an analysis of preliminary state data, reversing a seven-year decline in which the number of annual traffic deaths reached their lowest level in more than six decades.

02/19/2013

It Can Wait – No Texting While Driving Day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed today “It Can Wait — No Texting While Driving Day” to remind motorists, and teens in particular, that those who text behind the […]

09/18/2012

Gov't steps up effort to combat distracted driving

(AP) – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is stepping up efforts to fight distracted driving and is pressuring states to ban texting and hand-held cellphone use by drivers. LaHood calls the problem “a national epidemic,” saying […]

06/07/2012

Distracted driving campaign finds and fines 30,000 motorists

Think you can get away with talking on your cell phone while driving? Think again. The California Highway Patrol says about 30,000 people across the state are facing fines after being ticketed for using cell […]

05/14/2012

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