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Montana Lawmakers Consider Ban on Cellphones While Driving

Lawmakers are expected to consider a bill that would ban the use of cellphones by motorists across the state. Montana is the only state in the country that does not ban at least some drivers from texting. Several Montana cities …

Mississippi House Reintroduces Texting-While-Driving Ban

House members are moving ahead with a ban on texting and social media use while driving, after killing a similar bill in the closing moments of the 2014 legislative session. The House voted 98-20 Friday to approve House Bill 389. …

Dover, Delaware to Target Drivers Using Handheld Cellphones

For the first time, Dover, Delaware, police are using a team of officers to target drivers who text and talk on the road. The department says that despite many campaigns to spread awareness that it’s illegal to use cellphones without …

Primary-Enforced Texting Laws Save Drivers’ Lives: University Research

New research appears to confirm that laws against texting while driving do reduce traffic fatalities if they are primary enforcement laws. Primary texting bans are associated with a three percent reduction in traffic fatalities among all age groups, which is …

Montana and Arizona Lone States Without Texting Laws, but Does it Matter?

Arizona and Montana stand out as the only states without some form of texting and driving law, but some studies show there’s no evidence that laws intended to curb cellphone use behind the wheel reduce crashes. Fourty-four other states plus Washington, …

N.H. to Consider Banning Use of Hand-Held Cellphones While Driving

A New Hampshire Senate panel is holding a hearing this week on a measure to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving. The House-passed bill also bans all cellphone use by minors behind the wheel. The bill doesn’t apply …

Poll: Most Mississippians Support Ban on Texting While Driving for All Motorists

A new survey released this month says most Mississippians support tightening the state’s law on texting while driving. Currently Mississippi prohibits texting while driving for those with a learner’s permit or an intermediate license, according to the state’s Department of …

Ban On Texting While Driving To Become New Mexico Law

A proposal to ban texting while driving in New Mexico will become official law. Gov. Susana Martinez is scheduled to sign legislation that would prohibit texting while operating a vehicle Sunday afternoon. Martinez will sign the bill while visiting the …

New Texting-While-Driving Ban Proponents: Oklahoma Teens

A group of teenagers who support a ban on texting while driving in Oklahoma are urging legislators to pass a new state law outlawing the practice. About a dozen high school students with a group called “Generation tXt” visited with lawmakers …

N.H. Court Upholds Assault Conviction in Texting-While-Driving Case

New Hampshire’s highest court is upholding the assault conviction of a driver who was reading a text message as his car drifted across two lanes and into oncoming traffic. The state Supreme Court’s ruling means that 30-year-old Chad Belleville will …