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New York Creates Special Texting Zones

In an effort to further decrease distracted driving in his state, a few weeks ago New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of dedicated “texting zones” along the state’s highways and the New York State thruway. These are special … Continue reading

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Florida House Approves Text-While-Driving Ban

On Wednesday, May 1, the Florida House of Representatives passed, in a 110-6 vote, it’s version of a law that would ban texting while operating a motor vehicle, but the legislation may not be enacted as it stands, because the … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Legislature Votes Down Texting While Driving Ban…Again

While almost every other state in the country is passing laws banning texting while driving, the Oklahoma legislature has managed to not pass it for the third time this session. The most recent attempt to ban behind-the-wheel texting came in … Continue reading

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Michigan Governer Signs “Kelsey’s Law”

It’s becoming a common scenario: a teen driver is talking on the phone while driving, isn’t paying attention to the road, and ends up crashing the car, resulting in injuries, or worse: death. In an effort to prevent such tragedies, … Continue reading

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Stop the texts. Stop the wrecks.

Lead Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, officials around the United States are cracking down on teens who text while drive with a new awareness campaign. Why? Because according to current statistics, you are 23 times more likely to have a … Continue reading

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Idaho Texting Ban Kicks in July 1

The state of Idaho has joined the bandwagon, and passed a law banning texting while driving. It’s set to go into effect on July 1 of this year, but there is concern from some local law enforcement officials, who believe … Continue reading

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Goverment Considering Limiting OnBoard Auto Electronics

According to the latest available numbers, there were 3,092 deaths due to distracted driving in 2012. Because of numbers like that, as well as accident claims that don’t cause death, but still cost money, many states have instituted laws banning … Continue reading

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