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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

Texting while driving

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

A road sign warns drowsy drivers to take a break on long stretches. (credit: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 1 In 24 Admit Nodding Off While Driving

This could give you nightmares: 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they recently fell asleep while driving. And health officials behind the study think the number is probably higher.

01/04/2013

Texas drivers use the shoulder of an Interstate during a traffic jam. (credit: Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images)

Whitney Drolen Learns Safe Driving Skills

Education is the most important way of helping teens — or anyone, really — become safe drivers. CBS 11 News traffic reporter Whitney Drolen learned some safe driving tips from the experts.

10/18/2012

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Woman Barely Survives Texting & Driving Accident

Jamie Nash doesn’t remember the text, but her terror was caught on tape when she crashed her car near Ennis two years ago.

CBS 11–09/19/2012

This picture shows a steering wheel, brake pedal, and accelerator. (credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

License Laws For Older Drivers Vary From State To State

A recent review found older drivers face a hodgepodge of state licensing rules that reflect scientific uncertainty and public angst over a growing question: How can we tell if it’s time to give up the keys?

09/17/2012

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