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

Heads up! Distracted driving awareness month kicks off

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Police Department will team with other agencies in a monthlong “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign designed to curb texting and operating hand-held cellphones while driving. Special enforcement […]

04/02/2014

2 shot at movie theater over texting, 1 later dies

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a retired Tampa police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater. Pasco County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie […]

01/13/2014

German director Werner Herzog (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Herzog on tackling texting and driving in new film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his documentaries, Werner Herzog has examined grizzly bears, plane crash survivors, cave paintings and death row inmates. For his latest project, the 70-year-old filmmaker is exploring the dangers of texting […]

08/08/2013

Distracted walking cases increase

(AP) – A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on […]

07/30/2012

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