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Allen teenager Emily Rayyan Stambaugh was killed in a single car crash that police believe was the result of texting and driving. (credit: Allen Police Dept.)

Police Believe Allen Teen Was Texting Before Deadly Crash

A preliminary investigation has led one North Texas police department to believe a crash that took the life of a high school student may have been the result of texting while driving.

CBSDFW.COM–11/08/2013

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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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Students Get Firsthand Look At Distracted Driving Dangers

Watching through special goggles attached to a high-tech simulator, high school senior Tyera Breeze had what would be an important experience. “This is life-changing,” she said.

CBS 11–02/25/2013

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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

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Film On Texting Danger Makes Impact On Students

Volunteering AT&T employes went to Richardson High School Wednesday to introduce junior and senior students to the It Can Wait no texting campaign, that includes emotional filmed testimonials.

CBS 11–09/19/2012

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Wireless Provider Starts “Never Text & Drive” Campaign

AT&T launched a campaign to persuade customers to give up texting and driving. The wireless provider is calling on drivers, particularly teens, to take a pledge to stop what they call the “dangerous practice” of texting while driving.

08/15/2012

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Dallas Police Talk Up Rapid Wreck Response To City Council

It can be the height of frustration for commuters: getting stuck in the backlog of a traffic accident. It may not seem there’s much hope—especially if you’re caught in it—-but Dallas Police say they are working on ways to clean up wrecks faster.

05/14/2012

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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

A girl uses a cell phone to send a text message. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Electronics Top Distractions For Teen Drivers

A new study of teen driving behavior has found that the use of electronic devices is the leader among distracted driving behaviors, and that teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving.

03/26/2012

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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

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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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