Cellphone News

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 …

Michigan Bill Enabling Drivers to Show Police Insurance on Phone OK’d

Drivers pulled over by the police in Michigan will be able to show proof of their auto insurance on a phone or another mobile device instead of having to provide a hard copy under legislation going to Gov. Rick Snyder …

6 Sentenced in Large Cellphone Insurance Scam in California

Six people involved in a mobile phone insurance scam in California have been sentenced on felony fraud charges after filing more than 1,300 claims for stolen and damaged phones totaling more than $500,000. The convicted scammers, including some Verizon Wireless …

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 …

National Group Praises Hawaii Cellphone Driving Law

A national nonprofit is cheering Hawaii’s new law that prohibits people from holding cellphones and other portable electronics while driving. Jonathan Adkins from the Governors Highway Safety Association in Washington says Hawaii’s law is tougher than laws in most other …

Nevada Senate Approves Cellphone Tracking Bill

The Nevada Senate has approved a bill designed to give law enforcement quicker access to cellphone locations in times of emergency. SB268 gives cellphone carriers protections for providing information during certain circumstances. The bill now goes to the Assembly. In …

Alaska Bill On Proof Of Insurance Via Cell Phone Advances

If a bill passes out of the Alaska Legislature, you might be handing an officer your phone instead of paper. HB146, by Rep. Pete Higgins, would allow drivers to display proof of automobile insurance on a “personal mobile electronic device,” …

Arkansas Family Sues Driver, Company Over Teen’s Death

The family of an Arkansas teenager who died after being hit by a tractor-trailer in Texas last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck and his employer. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court …

Bozeman City Commission OKs Cellphone Ordinance

The Bozeman City Commission in Montana has voted 4-1 to adopt an ordinance that would prohibit the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving or bicycling within city limits. Commissioners voted Monday night and will consider a second, final passage …