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Texting while driving

FILE- In this Dec. 14, 2011, file photo, a driver uses an iPhone while driving in Los Angeles. Among teen drivers, 41 percent had texted or emailed behind the wheel in the previous month according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was released on Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Study: Teens are drinking less, texting while driving more

NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government’s […]

06/13/2014

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

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

LA pushes ‘It Can Wait’ campaign to stop texting while driving

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County officials will make a last push today for Angelenos to take a pledge never to text and drive.    The county has proclaimed the day “It Can Wait […]

09/19/2013

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

AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey […]

08/22/2013

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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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Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio […]

05/13/2013

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

Text message lawsuit settled

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) – A couple who each lost a leg when their motorcycle was struck by a teenager who was driving and texting have settled their lawsuit against him for $500,000, their lawyer says. […]

08/21/2012

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