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Drivers Complain I-30 Construction Confusing & Dangerous

Orange barrels have taken over part of I-30 near University Drive in Fort Worth. The Chisholm Trail Parkway project is the latest hot spot, but some drivers say the curvy road and detours are confusing and dangerous.

CBS 11–09/25/2013

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City Cracks Down On Truckers Hauling Hazardous Cargo

On restricted stretches of Dallas county highway, Sheriff’s deputies play a cat and mouse game with truckers hauling hazardous cargo.

09/13/2013

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Toll Violators Line Up To Beat Grace Period Deadline

Drivers owning toll charges to the North Texas Tollway Authority queued up at its main office today to beat a deadline that ended a 90-day grace period.

09/13/2013

A teenager looks down at her cell phone to read a text message as she drives. (credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Grand Prairie Rolls Out Campaign Against Texting While Driving

City officials said Saturday that they’re ready to move ahead with their campaign against texting while driving.

08/25/2013

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Grand Prairie Council Approves Texting & Driving Ban

On Tuesday evening the Grand Prairie City Council unanimously voted to approve an ordinance banning texting, emailing, surfing the Internet or using social media while behind the wheel – even while sitting still.

08/20/2013

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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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NTTA To Increase Toll Rates On July 1

Get ready to dig a little deeper when you drive on a North Texas toll road. The North Texas Tollway Authority is instituting its biennial toll rate increase on July 1.

06/28/2013

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Dangerous Stretch Of Road In Mansfield To Be Improved

A nearly one mile stretch of road in Mansfield with a reputation for being over-crowded is about to get some safety improvements: extra lanes for drivers.

06/11/2013

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DART Expecting More Riders As Gas Prices Climb

Officials with Dallas Area Rapid transit (DART) are optimistic they’ll see a bump in ridership because of spiking gasoline prices. Gas prices have been on the rise for more than a month and public transportation systems across North Texas have seen an increase in passengers.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2013

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Study Says Voice-Texting While Driving Just As Dangerous As Using Hands

One of the newer smartphone options, designed to make driving safer, may not actually help.

CBS 11–01/23/2013

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Local PD Has More Officers Watching You Drive

Not that you shouldn’t do it all the time anyway, but drivers in Fort Worth are being advised to buckle up and watch your speed. The Fort Worth Police Department has just beefed up its street patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–01/22/2013

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Take Extra Caution When Driving In Rain & High Water

In just a short while North Texas will start getting the first of what is expected to be drenching rain. That means drivers will need to be extra cautious when getting behind the wheel.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2013

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