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In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont's Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, file)

4 major phone carriers providing text-to-911

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service as of this month to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it, […]

05/20/2014

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

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