Distracted Driving

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State House OKs Ban On Texting While Driving

A statewide ban on texting while driving gained preliminary approval in the Texas House on Wednesday, advancing a plan that four years ago fell victim to a gubernatorial veto.

03/26/2015

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Study: Distracted Driving Accounts For Nearly 6 In 10 Teen Crashes

A recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found significant evidence that distracted driving is a much more serious problem than previously known.

03/25/2015

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Denton’s Distracted Driving Ban Begins

If you are caught texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle in Denton, be prepared to pay a fine. The city’s ban starts Monday.

02/16/2015

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Cut Gas Line Blamed On Texting Driver

According to police in Fort Worth, a driver who was texting early Wednesday morning lost control of their vehicle, jumped over a curb and ran over a gas line.

01/07/2015

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People Text & Drive Knowing The Dangers

In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists said that they were aware of the dangers of texting while driving, yet three-quarters of them admitted to doing it anyway.

11/05/2014

TxDOT

Distracted Driving & Don’t Mess With Texas

A distracted driving campaign joins the popular ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ campaign in an effort to keep the state’s roadways clean and safe.

06/19/2014

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TxDOT Takes Aim At Distracted Driving

If you talk or text on your phone while behind the wheel of a vehicle, you will crash. That is the message from TxDOT, as they begin a campaign that will hopefully save lives.

06/18/2014

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Farmers Branch Passes Distracted Driving Ordinance

Farmers Branch has taken a step toward curbing distracted driving. Council members on Tuesday approved an ordinance that prohibits text communication while behind the wheel.

03/27/2014

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Ford Tour Shows Distracted Driving Dangers

Text messaging, taking selfies, fixing makeup — there is a long list of things that people should not be doing while driving, and a special program is showing exactly how dangerous these activities can be.

03/21/2014

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Driving Simulator Shows Why ‘It Can Wait’

AT&T has been spearheading a campaign to tell drivers that “it can wait” when it comes to texting behind the wheel. A driving simulator is showing the importance of that message.

09/19/2013

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Review: States Stepping Up Fight Against Distracted Driving

While no U.S. state fully bans cell phone use while driving, a new report finds that many states are stepping up their efforts to fight distracted driving.

CBSDFW.COM–07/17/2013

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Cell Phone Carriers Unite In Anti-Texting Ads

The country’s four biggest cell phone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.

05/14/2013

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