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Arizona City Not Waiting for Statewide Ban on Cellphone Use By Drivers

A new law banning the use of cellphones while driving went into effect in a Phoenix suburb this month, making it the latest city to attempt regulation rather than wait for a state effort. Surprise officials put an ordinance banning …

Restrictions on Cellphones While Driving Not Being Added in Louisiana

Louisiana will not be enacting a ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. A House-backed proposal stalled in the Senate, and the regular session ended Friday without action on the bill, killing it. Rep. Mike Huval, a Breaux Bridge Republican, …

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 …