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Survey: 4th of Nevada Drivers Use Hand-Held Phones

A statewide survey shows 27 percent of Nevadans still use hand-held telephones while driving, despite a state law banning the practice that took effect Jan. 1. University of Nevada, Reno, researchers say the third annual survey of Nevadans’ driving behavior …

Cellcontrol, PURE Insurance to Offer Free Distracted Driving Technology to Members

Cellcontrol, a developer of distracted driving products, has launched a program with specialist member-owned insurer Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) to help prevent distracted driving incidents caused by teenage drivers. As part of the pilot program, PURE has offered complimentary …

Transportation Chief Calls for National Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Thursday for a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country. Tough federal legislation is the only way …

National Transportation Board Recommends Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use

States should ban all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices, except in emergencies, the National Transportation Board said Tuesday. The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the five-member board, applies to both hands-free and hand-held phones and …

Judge Blocks San Francisco’s Cell Phone Warning

A U.S. judge has blocked most of a San Francisco ordinance that required warnings about cell phone safety risks, saying it violated the First Amendment. Health questions about cell phone use grew this year after a group of World Health …

Top 10 Excuses From Drivers Caught Using Phones

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, a Canadian auto insurer, released last week a list of top excuses from local motorists when they were caught using handheld cellphones while driving. The insurer compiled the information with help from the local …

Mississippi Lawmakers Pass School Bus Safety Bills

The Mississippi Senate has unanimously passed a bill designed to improve safety on school buses and on campuses during pick-up and drop-off times. It says striking a child with a vehicle after passing a school bus would be felony with …