Texting while driving

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

Texas House Passes Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving

For the third time, the Texas House has passed a bill outlawing texting while driving.

03/26/2015

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Texas House OKs Ban On Texting While Driving, But Veto May Loom

A statewide ban on texting while driving gained preliminary approval in the Texas House on Wednesday, advancing a plan that four years ago fell victim to a gubernatorial veto – and could face a similar fate this time.

03/25/2015

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Families Push For Statewide Ban On Texting While Driving

Sitting behind pictures of loved ones killed in crashes, 15 Texas families tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to support a statewide texting-while-driving ban.

02/03/2015

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

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