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Washington Governor Signs Law Banning Holding Cellphone While Driving

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure that bans holding hand-held devices while driving. The measure, signed by Inslee in Tacoma Tuesday, prohibits holding an electronic device, including phones, tablets and other electronic devices, while driving, including while in …

Montana Bill Would Overturn Bans on Using Cellphones While Driving

A Great Falls, Mont. lawmaker has introduced a bill that would prevent local governments from placing bans on talking or texting on a cellphone while driving. Republican Rep. Jeremy Trebas tells the Great Falls Tribune that studies have not shown …

University of California Helps Businesses Implement Cellphone Bans

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine are launching a new program to help businesses in the San Diego region tackle distracted driving. The program, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway …

Car Cellphone Ban Recommended by San Antonio

A San Antonio city council committee has decided to ban the use of hand-held devices in cars. The City Council’s Public Safety Committee moved Wednesday to put the ban before the council for a vote this month. The proposal would …

Wyoming City Weighs Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving

The Jackson Town Council is considering a ban on cellphone conversations while driving that could start in Wyoming town in mid-December. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported the council gave preliminary approval to the proposed ban this week. Two …

LA Auto Show: Connected Cars Coming Out of the Barn

Remember driving to the nearest pay phone to return a page? That’s about as far away from today’s technology as was the horse drawn carriage from the days of pagers and buck-a-gallon gasoline. That much was clear during the Connected …

South Dakota Law Bars Young Drivers from Using Cell Phones

A new South Dakota law prohibits beginning drivers from using cell phones while they are behind the wheel. South Dakota allows 14-year-olds to get instruction permits, the nation’s youngest age for driving while accompanied by an adult. Those young drivers …

Utah Bans Teen Drivers From Using Cellphones

Before she pulls out of the driveway, Stefhany Robles switches her phone on silent or turns it off. The 16-year-old junior at Salt Lake City’s West High School says the distraction isn’t worth shooting off a text or answering a …

South Dakota Panel Endorses Cellphone Ban for Young Drivers

A measure that prohibits beginning drivers from using cellphones or other electronic devices until they get unrestricted licenses at age 16 passed through a South Dakota House committee. But the Transportation Committee rejected a bill that would have required beginning …

Arizona Teen Drivers Face Cellphone Ban Under Senate Bill

Arizona lawmakers are coming after teen drivers’ cellphones. A bill approved by the Senate Committee on Public Safety on Wednesday seeks to prohibit teenagers from using wireless devices while they have their learner’s permit and during the first six months …