Distracted Driving

Texting while driving

Demonstration Shows Texting & Driving Danger

The summertime can be dangerous for teen drivers, and distracted driving is often to blame. But one North Texas school is using a simulator to show teens that “it can wait.”

05/22/2012

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True Or False: Hands-Free Calls Safer Than Handheld?

Ten states and several U.S. territories have banned the use of hand-held mobile phones by drivers. The thinking behind those laws is that folks need to keep their hands on the wheel.

04/27/2012

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State Summit Addresses Need For Texting & Driving Ban

The man in charge of the nation’s transportation system is taking aim at Texas and more than a dozen other states that don’t have bans on texting and driving.

04/26/2012

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TxDOT Encouraging Distracted Driving Awareness

The Texas Department of Transportation has started a campaign to stop distracted driving. TxDOT is saying simply – Talk. Text. Crash.

04/10/2012

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Fort Worth Road Construction Gaining Momentum

Anyone who has driven in north Fort Worth recently has certainly noticed the extensive road construction, and the desperate need for such a project.

03/26/2012

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Gadgets Top List Of Teen Driver Distractions

A new study of teen driving behavior has found that the use of electronic devices is the leader among distracted driving behaviors.

03/26/2012

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Study Says Teens Average 60 Texts Each Day

According to a new study, teenagers are sending an average of 60 texts per day. That number is up from 50 text messages in a 2009 survey.

03/20/2012

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Gov’t To Carmakers: Harness Dashboard Technology

Carmakers should design potentially distracting dashboard technology so it’s automatically disabled while the vehicle is in motion, federal safety officials said Thursday.

02/16/2012

Texting while driving

Arlington’s Texting While Driving Ban Now In Effect

Texting while driving could cut into your holiday shopping budget in a big way beginning today in Arlington. The city’s controversial ban on texting while driving is now in effect.

11/25/2011

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Study: Texans Are The 3rd Worst Drivers In The Nation

Think you’re a good driver? Think again. While it seems some Texans believe they’re the best drivers on the road, a new study says otherwise.

11/09/2011

In this photo illustration, a woman uses her mobile phone while driving. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Texting Study Finds Slower Driver Response Times

Reading or writing a text message behind the wheel can more than double a driver’s reaction time, according to a new study.

10/05/2011

In this photo illustration, a woman uses her mobile phone while driving. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Arlington City Council Passes Texting & Driving Ban

The City Council passed a ban on text messaging and driving by a 5-3 vote Tuesday, promising to have the law in place before the Thanksgiving holiday.

09/13/2011

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