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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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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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AAA: Teen girls twice as likely as teen boys to use electronic devices while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 26, 2012

Teen girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, according to a new in-car video study released March 26 by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Electronic ...

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Massachusetts bans texting while driving, 29th state to implement ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 02, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on July 2 for signing a tough new anti-distraction law that bans texting while driving and sets strict penalties for the practice. Massachusetts is the 29th state to ban texting ...

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Washington 21st state to pass cell phone, texting ban

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 26, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today commended Gov. Christine Gregoire for signing a law that makes Washington the 21st state to enact a ban prohibiting drivers from talking or texting on a cell-phone without a hands-free device. This new law allows ...

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New sample bill will aid states in banning texting while driving

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 22, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving. The sample state law, prepared by ...

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