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VIDEO: VW shocks moviegoers with in-your-face PSA on texting while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 11, 2014

VIDEO: VW shocks moviegoers with in-your-face PSA on texting while driving

Unsuspecting moviegoers in Hong Kong received an in-your-face public service announcement (PSA) from Volkswagen (VW) that seemed to be pretty effective. As people in the theater waited for the movie to begin, what looked like a commercial started playing. It’s a ...

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11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 28, 2013

11 States with the Highest Texting-While-Driving Fines

Most drivers probably know by now that it’s not a great idea to text while driving. But that isn’t stopping all drivers from from using phones behind the wheel. Each day, about 660,000 drivers in the U.S. use a phone or ...

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How distracted is your driving? A new $1.3 million simulation lab can tell

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 16, 2013

How distracted is your driving? A new $1.3 million simulation lab can tell

Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) are trying to figure out how much eating, entertainment and navigation systems in cars distract drivers, and the university’s new $1.3 million Driving Simulation Laboratory could help. This new 5,800-square-foot research facility is a ...

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NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 08, 2013

NY: U can txt while driving in special zones

Want to text while driving in New York? Go right ahead – just make sure you’re in one of the 91 designated texting zones. Motorists now have special "texting zones" along the New York State Thruway and State Highways, which provide ...

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Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2013

Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

The Iowa State Department of Transportation plans to launch an app in 2014 called “TXTL8R” as a way to reduce the number of young drivers who text while driving. Iowa DOT Spokeswoman Andrea Henry says the agency would like to be ...

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Big four cellphone companies jointly launch anti-texting campaign

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2013

Big four cellphone companies jointly launch anti-texting campaign

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile will launch a joint advertising campaign this summer against texting while driving, according to the Associated Press. The companies will join 200 other organizations in backing AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan, which will be featured ...

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Hello? [CRASH]

John Latta - May 13, 2013

Hello? [CRASH]

A new report argues that car crashes involving cell phones are significantly underreported. So what is the number? There’s no hard data to go on, but the correct number for cell phone involvement in all crashes, says the report, is about ...

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Safer Road Construction Sites: Yes, we can.

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2013

Safer Road Construction Sites: Yes, we can.

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com   A whole lot of highway contractors who work on our roads want to see tougher laws, fines and legal penalties for moving violations in work zones and more frequent safety training for workers on these jobs. This information ...

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Wisconsin texting champ urges drivers to put down phones

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 12, 2013

Wisconsin texting champ urges drivers to put down phones

Wisconsin teenager and two-time LG U.S. National Texting Champion Austin Wierschke is advocating for drivers to put their mobile phones away while behind the wheel, the Appleton Post-Crescent reported. The 18-year-old has won titles for his texting abilities like speed, accuracy ...

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Black Friday deals mark increases in intersection crashes; I rollerskated through the day

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 26, 2012

Black Friday deals mark increases in intersection crashes; I rollerskated through the day

Where were you on Black Friday (or late Thanksgiving evening)? Did you rush out to try to get the best deals or were you caught up in the shopping craziness? This unofficial kickoff of the holiday shopping season is also ...

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It Can Wait: Texting While Driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 20, 2012

It Can Wait: Texting While Driving

According to www.itcanwait.com, people who drive while texting are 23 times more likely to be in a crash. Are you going to take the pledge to stop texting while driving? I'm sure many of us have been guilty of this. ...

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More states eye banning texting while driving

James Jaillet - May 14, 2012

More states eye banning texting while driving

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill banning texting while driving for all drivers, while legislation to restrict texting behind the wheel in South Carolina and Missouri has made less progress. Ohio senators voted 25-8 that would make it a secondary ...

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