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Texting and Driving Enforcement Challenges N.D. Highway Patrol

While the number of citations given by state troopers for texting and driving has steadily increased in Minnesota, the North Dakota Highway Patrol says enforcing its own recently enacted texting law has been a challenge. The North Dakota Highway Patrol …

Distracted Alabama Drivers Rack Up Over 270 Tickets

The Montgomery Police Department has cited 274 drivers for violating a distracted driving ordinance that was enforced starting a year ago. The Montgomery Advertiser reports the city council passed the ordinance in August 2010, and after a 30-day grace period, …

Fines Issued in Deadly Blast at Massachusetts Dealership

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has leveled fines in connection with a deadly explosion at a car dealership in West Springfield. The Republican newspaper of Springfield reports that OSHA has fined Fuentes Enterprises, Inc., a contractor working for …

OSHA Cites AMF Bowling Centers Facility in Dallas, Texas

AMF Bowling Centers Inc. was cited for three serious and three repeat violations following the death of a worker at the company’s 300 Dallas facility on Belt Line Road in Addison, according to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety …

OSHA Cites Bushnell Illinois Tank Co. in Nebraska

Bushnell Illinois Tank Co., doing business as Schuld/Bushnell in Valley, was cited for a number of violations following an inspection at the company’s facility; prompting proposed penalties of $142,400, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s inspections …

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Cites 21,000 in Kentucky

Kentucky officials report more than 21,000 motorists were cited recently for not wearing seat belts during a special two-week enforcement period. But the Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety reports officers also made 1,347 drunken driving arrests, 1,381 felony arrests …

Texas Bakery Cited Twice in 4 Months by OSHA

Lone Star Bakery Inc. received citations for 18 serious and three repeat safety and health violations at Plant 2 of the company’s facility on U.S. Highway 87 East in China Grove, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). …

Only 144 Texting While Driving Citations Issued in Kentucky

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 …

Woman Cited After Wrong-Way Crash in Chicago, Ill.

An 82-year-old woman has been cited with six traffic violations after a weekend accident in which she injured two pedestrians while she was allegedly driving the wrong way on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Chicago Police Officer John Mirabelli tells the Chicago …

Texas-Based Granite and Marble Company Cited by OSHA

A health inspection of Delta Granite and Marble Inc.’s facility on Sable Lane, where employees fabricate marble and granite counter tops, resulted in citations for 10 serious and one other-than-serious violation, according to OSHA. Proposed penalties total $42,000. The company …