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33% of Canadians Admit to ‘Dangerous Habit’ of Texting at Red Lights

One third (33 percent) of Canadians admit they have texted while stopped at a red light in the last month, reveals a poll from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). That is despite evidence that your mind could still be distracted …

UK Auto Insurance Policyholders Embrace Telematics to Get Lower Premiums

Demonstrating a growing intolerance of mobile phone use at the wheel, a survey of 1314* motor insurance policyholders in the UK found that consumers want to be rewarded with lower premiums for not using their smartphones while driving. The avoidance …

Research Shows Dangers of Using Hands-Free Cell Phones While Driving

Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, according to researchers at the University of Sussex in England. “A popular misconception is that using a mobile phone while driving is safe …

Conservative Oklahoma Lawmaker, ACLU Team Up on Privacy Rights

A conservative Oklahoma lawmaker and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma are working together to advance legislation to privacy rights of Oklahomans in the face of rapidly advancing technology. State Rep. Paul Wesselhoft announced three bills aimed at privacy …

Nevada Patrol Issues 4,500 Tickets To Nevada Cellphone Users

The Nevada Highway Patrol has issued more than 4,500 citations to drivers using cellphones this year under a new state law. The Elko Daily Free Press reported the numbers from the Nevada Department of Transportation. The law banning the use …

Oklahoma Senate Rejects Phone Ban for Teen Drivers

The Oklahoma Senate has rejected a proposal that would have prevented teenagers from using cell phones while driving. The Senate voted 22-20 for the bill by Tulsa Republican Brian Crain, falling short of the 25 votes needed for passage. Senate …

Cell Phone Cancer Report Comes As Supreme Court Weighs Lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the fate of litigation against cell phone makers over safety risks, just as the industry comes under more scrutiny in the wake of a health report from the World Health Organization. A working group …

Arkansas Legislature Bans Cell Phones in School, Work Zones

The Arkansas Legislature has given final approval to a ban on drivers using hand-held cell phones in school and work zones. The House has approved the legislation on a 52-41 vote. The proposal would exempt the use of hands-free phones …