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Texting Ban May Soon be Enforced on Florida's Deadly Roads

Texting Ban May Soon be Enforced on Florida's Deadly Roads

By Terry Spencer | Jan 3
Some commonalities between texting drivers and drunken drivers? Police say they both weave. They speed up and slow down for no obvious reason and get too close to other cars. They endanger their lives and others.

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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