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House Panel Supports Georgia Distracted Driving Bill

With Georgia having experienced a spike in both fatal crashes and auto insurance premiums, legislators advanced a proposal to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving. By a non-unanimous voice vote, a House committee on Wednesday voted in …

New York Considers ‘Textalyzer’ to Combat Distracted Driving

Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, on a highway north of New York City. It took a lawsuit and six months in court to get the …

Mississippi Texting While Driving Ban Goes to Governor’s Desk

Mississippi is one step closer to becoming the 45th state to ban texting while driving, after the state Senate overwhelming passed such a bill earlier this week. Governor Phil Bryant is expected to sign the measure into law if it’s …

New Research Suggests Texting Laws Save Drivers’ Lives

New research appears to confirm that laws against texting while driving do reduce traffic fatalities if they are primary enforcement laws. Primary texting bans are associated with a three percent reduction in traffic fatalities among all age groups, which is …

West Virginia Distracted Driving Ban Among Week’s New Laws

The days of legally driving while texting in West Virginia are numbered. A new ban on texting that also targets hands-on cell phone chatter becomes law today. It’s among nearly 70 legislative bills taking effect that day. But enforcement of …