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Text and Crossing a Street in Honolulu Can Bring a Fine

Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street. Honolulu became the largest city in the U.S. to make it illegal for people to look …

There is No Way to Text And Drive Safely, but 660,000 Drivers Are Doing It

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com We’ve all probably texted while driving — even though we know we shouldn’t because it’s dangerous. But how dangerous is it? According to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation …

Washington Doctor Accused of Sexting During Surgery

The Washington state Medical Quality Assurance Commission says it has suspended the license of a Seattle anesthesiologist accused of frequently exchanging sexually explicit texts during surgeries. A statement issued Monday by the state Health Department says Dr. Arthur K. Zilberstein …

Ban On Texting While Driving To Become New Mexico Law

A proposal to ban texting while driving in New Mexico will become official law. Gov. Susana Martinez is scheduled to sign legislation that would prohibit texting while operating a vehicle Sunday afternoon. Martinez will sign the bill while visiting the …

Arizona DPS to Crack Down On Texting Drivers

The Arizona Department of Public Safety plans to crack down on drivers who are distracted by texting or their cellphones in general. The enforcement effort will begin in January and be accompanied by an education campaign, DPS spokesman Bart Graves …

Young Drivers Know Risks But Text Anyway: Survey

Most young American drivers agree that it is dangerous to text while driving, but nearly a third admit they do it anyway, a survey by Consumer Reports shows. While eight in 10 said they knew of the risks, about 29 …

People Lie More When Texting

Sending a text message leads people to lie more often than in other forms of communication, according to new research. David Xu, assistant professor in the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University, is lead author of …

Nebraska Police Say Hands Tied with Texting Ban

Law enforcement officials in Nebraska continue to grapple with how to enforce a 2010 state law that bans texting while driving. Columbus police have issued one ticket and three warnings since the ban went into effect almost 18 months ago, …

Americans Support National Law on Teen Driving: Survey

Nearly six in 10 Americans favor a federal law that would impose driving restrictions on teen drivers and institute a graduated driving license system. A recent national survey from Allstate Insurance shows that support for a national graduated driver licensing …

Kentucky Police Say Texting While Driving Law Tough to Enforce

Kentucky police agencies say the commonwealth’s texting-while-driving statute is well intended, but difficult to enforce. The law took effect a year ago, but officers issued only verbal warnings for the first six months. Citations and fines have been handed out …