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Driving Simulator Shows Why ‘It Can Wait’

AT&T has been spearheading a campaign to tell drivers that “it can wait” when it comes to texting behind the wheel. A driving simulator is showing the importance of that message.

09/19/2013

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Experts Seeing More Instances Of Sleep Texting

You’ve heard of sleep walking? Try sleep texting. No joke — experts say they’re seeing more and more people complaining about it.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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Texan Sentenced To 9 Years, Texted Child Porn To Wrong Phone

A South Texas man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for texting child pornography to a phone he wrongly thought belonged to a young co-worker.

08/29/2013

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Grand Prairie Rolls Out Campaign Against Texting While Driving

City officials said Saturday that they’re ready to move ahead with their campaign against texting while driving.

08/25/2013

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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

June 16: Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress after accidentally posting a semi-nude photo of himself on Twitter. At first the Congressman denied it, blaming it on hackers. However, later on he admitted that it was him and that he had several online relationships with women. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Name Generator Gains Popularity From Anthony Weiner Scandal

Since the latest news of Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal broke, Slate.com has posted a name generator that will allow anyone to type in their first and last name to generate their own personal pseudonym.

07/24/2013

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Emergency Texting An Option In Collin County

Beginning in July, seven emergency call centers – the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, as well as McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Prosper, Murphy, and Sachse police departments – can now receive text messages from Verizon Wireless phones.

07/21/2013

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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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911 Call Centers Need Major Upgrades, Funding To Receive Text Messages

For younger generations, texting is a way of life. It’s how they make plans, share gossip, and it’s how many would expect they could make a cry for help.

CBS 11–06/06/2013

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Cell Phone Carriers Unite In Anti-Texting Ads

The country’s four biggest cell phone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving.

05/14/2013

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State House To Revisit Distracted Driving Ban

The latest push to ban texting while driving in Texas could set off another showdown at the Capitol. Texas is one of less than a dozen states where texting while driving remains legal.

04/17/2013

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New Push To Ban Distracted Driving In Texas

Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous. Now, there is a new statewide push to get people to put the phone down while sitting behind the wheel.

02/27/2013

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