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Study: Teens Are Drinking Less, Texting More

American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they’re texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers.

06/12/2014

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4 Major Phone Carriers Providing Text-to-911

The four major U.S. wireless phone companies are providing emergency texting 911 service to any local government that wants it and has the capability to use it as of this month, a big step toward moving the nation’s emergency dispatch system out of the voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s.

05/19/2014

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Woman Fined $500 in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

Prosecutors say a woman charged with texting while driving has been fined $500 for an accident that killed a motorcyclist.

05/12/2014

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Bill Could Mean Jail Time For Crashes Caused By Distracted Driving

A measure in Maryland would make it a misdemeanor to cause accidents resulting in serious injury or death, if the driver at fault was talking or texting on a cellphone.

02/26/2014

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Texting-While-Driving Law Nets 725 Convictions in Virginia

Virginia has recorded 725 convictions during the first six months of a texting-while-driving law, which made the distracted-driving practice a primary offense.

01/29/2014

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Docs to Parents: Limit Kids’ Texts, Tweets, Online

Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat.

10/28/2013

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328 Drivers Cited for Texting in Va. Since July 1

More than 300 motorists have been cited for texting while driving in Virginia since a new law went into effect July 1.

10/22/2013

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Md. Woman Accused of Killing a Motorcyclist While Texting and Driving

A woman who prosecutors say was texting and driving when she hit and killed a motorcyclist has been charged with negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle.

10/07/2013

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Sweeping New Transportation Law Hits Va. Streets Monday

A sweeping new transportation funding law takes effect in Virginia on Monday, bringing change to how gas, electric and hybrid cars are taxed, and putting a punctuation on texting while driving.

06/29/2013

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Study: Distracted Driving Deaths Underreported

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where it was T-boned by an SUV.

05/07/2013

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