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Some Alaska Phones Beyond Danger Received Tsunami Warning

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Some Alaska residents received tsunami warnings on their cellphones following an earthquake earlier this week, including customers in the Anchorage area who were outside the potential danger zone. There was no concern over a tsunami reaching Anchorage, …

Some Leery of Higher Fines On Georgia Drivers Using Phones

ATLANTA — Georgia drivers could face tougher penalties for using their cell phones while driving, although some lawmakers are leery of setting higher fines. The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 113, but …

Texting While Driving Ban to Take Effect in Pennsylvania

A new state law requiring Pennsylvania drivers to pull over and stop if they want to use text-based communications takes effect today, although it remains legal to use a hand-held cellphone behind the wheel. The statewide texting-while-driving ban carries a …

Chicago, Ill. To Consider Ban on Texting While Biking

The Chicago City Council is to consider a ban on bicyclists texting while riding on city streets. The council’s Traffic Safety Committee endorsed the ban Monday. Bicyclists also couldn’t talk on cell phones without a hands-free device while riding. The …

New Ark. Laws Prohibits Cell Phone Use Near Schools, Highway Work Zones

Two new Arkansas laws restrict drivers from using their cell phones near schools and in highway work zones. The Southwest Times record reports that starting Saturday, police gained the power to ticket motorists for using a mobile phone when driving …

New York Troopers Plan 5th Cell Phone Crackdown

State police are launching a fifth installment of “Operation Hang Up,” a four-day enforcement effort on the New York State Thruway aimed at motorists who violate the state’s ban on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Troop T, …