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Witness Account Highlights Dangers of Texting While Driving

By Juan A. Lozano | Apr 5
A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving - highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel.

Police Losing Battle to Get Drivers to Put Down Their Phones

By Denise Lavoie | Sep 5
State police in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have been known to patrol in a tractor-trailer so they can sit up high and spot drivers texting behind the wheel.

Texting While Driving Will Cost You More Of Your Gay Money

By Ric Reily | Jan 24
Being gay and gorgeous with dates to make and a social life to manage does not make you immune to the potentially deadly effects of texting and driving.

Sex, drugs more common in hyper-texting teens

By Mike Stobbe | Nov 9
Teens who text 120 times a day or more - and there seems to be a lot of them - are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don’t send as many messages, according to provocative new research.

K-Rod released on bail over text-message counts

By Colleen Long | Sep 23
Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was charged Wednesday with seven counts of criminal contempt for sending his girlfriend dozens of text messages begging for forgiveness, violating a restraining order issued after he was accused of attacking her father at Citi Field.

Proposal bans texting by haz-mat truck drivers

By Ken Thomas | Sep 21
Targeting distractions behind the wheel, the Obama administration proposed Tuesday to bar truck drivers from sending text messages while hauling hazardous materials.

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