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Phone in Hand of Massachusetts Bus Driver at Time of Crash

The veteran driver whose bus crashed through a guardrail, leaving the front end hanging over the Massachusetts Turnpike, appeared to have a cellphone in her hand at the time of the crash, according to an investigative report. The driver, Shanna …

New Program Promises to Help Curb Phone Use While Driving

Expanding their efforts to keep citizens safe on San Diego roadways, UC San Diego‚Äôs Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program announced today that they are launching a new distracted driving education project called Just Drive – Take …

Report: Limo Driver on Phone Before Fatal Fire

A newspaper has reported that shortly before fire engulfed the back of a stretch limousine and killed five Northern California women in May, the driver had turned up the music in the vehicle so his passengers couldn’t hear him arguing …

NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Following yesterday’s Board meeting on the 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Mo., the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle. The …

Thousands of Maryland Drivers Ticketed for Phone Use

Maryland police agencies have issued thousands of tickets to drivers for using hand-held cellphones behind the wheel in the year since a ban took effect. Records from more than 70 police agencies in the state that participate in the Electronic …

U.S. Safety Board Pushes for Trucker Cellphone Ban

The U.S. government should ban truckers from using cellphones while driving except in emergencies, transportation safety investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation came after it mostly blamed a fiery Kentucky crash last year that killed …

Cell Phone Study Raises Profile on Safety 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 …

Nine California Men Charged in Cell Phone Insurance Fraud

Nine Southern California residents have been charged with cell phone fraud with losses from the scheme estimated at more than $400,000, according to the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Fraud Division. Five of the nine defendants: Akop Markaryan, 26, Armenak …

Delaware Police Cited Drivers for Cell Phone Use

State highway officials have announced that 330 people have been cited for violating the state’s hands-free cell phone law during a one-day sweep last week. Authorities said on Tuesday that the April 21 crackdown was part of National Distracted Driving …