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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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Perry Vetoes Texting While Driving Bill, 22 Others

Texas Gov. Rick Perry vetoed 23 bills Friday, including legislation that would have outlawed sending or reading text messages while driving.


In this photo illustration, a woman uses her mobile phone while driving. (credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Arlington Considers Citywide Behind-The-Wheel Cell Phone Ban

The Arlington city council has approved coming up with a new ordinance that would ban texting while driving and only allow behind-the-wheel cell phone calls if the driver has a hands-free device.


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.


Saturday Morning Test Drive Podcast: 10.08.10

On today’s show, we debated the proposed nationwide cell phone ban and recapped Toyota’s troubled year. Check out the Saturday Morning Test Drive brought to you by Autoflex Leasing.