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Washington Commissioner Supporting Strict Distracted Driving Bills

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is advocating for two distracted driving bills that the state Legislature is considering. House Bill 1371, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, and Senate Bill 5289, sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers, would make the law about …

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 …

South Carolina’s City’s Tough Ban on Using Cellphone While Driving in Effect

South Carolina’s toughest law on using cellphones while driving is now on the books in Greenville. The law took effect Tuesday. It bans drivers from using any hand-held devices while a vehicle is in operation, including talking on a cellphone. …

South Carolina’s Greenville Eyes Driver Cellphone Ban

Greenville, South Carolina is considering a ban on any use of a cellphone in a driver’s hand. The city has created a task force to look at driving safety. Mayor Pro Tem David Sudduth said Monday they determined just a …

Jury Awards $24M to Woman Hit by Driver in Texas on Phone

A Corpus Christi jury awarded $24 million to a woman who was hit by a Coca-Cola truck driver who was chatting on her cellphone. The jury decided to give 37-year-old Vanice Chatman-Wilson $10 million in punitive damages and $14 million …