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Research: Why Talking on a Cell Phone While Driving Should be Banned

In their detailed analysis of dozens of empirical studies on the effects of talking while driving, human factors researchers have provided a comprehensive and credible basis for governments seeking to enact legislation restricting drivers’ use of cell phones. The analysis, …

Kentucky Bill seeks to Ban Cell Phone Use in School and Construction Zones

Cell phone use would be restricted in school and construction zones under a bill that has passed the Kentucky House. The measure also would double the fines for texting while driving. The House voted 62-32 Friday to send the proposal …

Senator Wants Rules for In-Car Cell Phone Use Unless Risks Curbed

A top U.S. senator is vowing to pursue rules governing in-vehicle use of mobile phones and Internet-connected entertainment systems unless automakers and technology companies do more to reduce driver distractions. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, …

California Highway Patrol Says 30,000 Ticketed for Using Cell Phones

California Highway Patrol officials say about 30,000 people across the state are facing fines after being ticketed for using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. CHP spokeswoman Sgt. Diana McDermott says the tickets were issued in April as …

Oklahoma City Teen Featured in Distracted-Driving Campaign

A new national campaign warning against distracted driving features the story of an Oklahoma City teenager who was killed in a car crash while talking on her cell phone. The U.S. Department of Transportation video featuring Brittanie Montgomery’s story is …