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Evening rush hour traffic. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Speed Limit Increase Coming To Miles Of North Texas Interstate

Soon you will be able to drive 75 miles per hour, legally, on hundreds of miles of North Texas interstate.


Traffic backs up Interstate-35 in Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

AAA: 7.5 million Texans Traveling For Holidays

An industry group expects 7.5 million Texans will hit the road for the end-of-the-year holidays.


Texting while driving

Could US Drivers Ever Abide By Cellphone Ban?

Junior Woods has a well-practiced routine for conducting business on the road: While driving throughout rural Arkansas, the electronics salesman steals a glance at his cellphone every so often, checking for text messages and emails.


A driver chats on his cell phone while driving. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.


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

New Arlington Texting Ban May Be Tough To Enforce

Arlington has become the first North Texas city to ban texting while driving. Drivers can expect police to start enforcing the ban around Thanksgiving. But officers admit that proving a rule breaker was texting won’t be easy.


Used cars sit in the lot at a dealership. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Grandparents Drive Safer With Grandkids Than Their Parents, Study Says

The new research, released in the August issue of “Pediatrics,” suggests children are actually safer in a car driven by their grandparents than when their parents are behind the wheel.


A woman talks on a cell phone as she drives. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study Says Women Are Worse Drivers, Women Disagree

Who are worst drivers — men or women? The latest study seems to point a finger in the direction of the ladies.


Trucks pass by a sign indicating the nighttime speed limit in West Texas. (credit: Rick Scibelli/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Approves Raising Speed Limits To 75MPH

Texas drivers may soon be going faster. The state Senate has approved raising highway speed limits to 75 miles per hour in some areas.


A woman fills the tank of her car with gasoline. (credit: Getty images/Mark Renders)

No Ceiling Yet For Texas Gasoline Prices

Climbing retail gasoline prices still have found no ceiling in Texas nor nationwide. Dallas and Fort Worth have the state’s most expensive gasoline at $3.79 per gallon, 12 cents more than last week.


A woman talks on a cell phone as she drives. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

TxDOT Launches Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

In 2009 alone, distracted drivers caused more than 100,000 Texas crashes. To help combat the problem, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the “Talk. Text. Crash.” campaign.


A man is given a field sobriety test after he was stopped by police officers. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Texas DPS Warns Don’t Drink, Drive Over Holidays

Texas troopers will hit the road watching for drunken drivers over the long holiday period. The Texas Department of Public Safety will increased patrols for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.


The LBJ Freeway (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

DFW Ranks Second In National Road Rage Survey

The roadways are lined with drivers who have short fuses. But most of you probably already knew that.

CBS 11–10/14/2010