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Demonstration Shows Texting & Driving Danger

The summertime can be dangerous for teen drivers, and distracted driving is often to blame. But one North Texas school is using a simulator to show teens that “it can wait.”

05/22/2012

A man sends a text message on his cell phone.

Fighting Back Against Spam Text Messages

More and more often, scammers and even legitimate advertisers are bombarding consumers with unsolicited text messages on their cell phones.

05/01/2012

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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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Gadgets Top List Of Teen Driver Distractions

A new study of teen driving behavior has found that the use of electronic devices is the leader among distracted driving behaviors.

03/26/2012

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

Fort Worth Police Warn Against Texting Prank

Police in Fort Worth are asking people not to partake in a prank in which they text a random phone number saying they have hidden a body.

03/23/2012

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

Study Says Teens Average 60 Texts Each Day

According to a new study, teenagers are sending an average of 60 texts per day. That number is up from 50 text messages in a 2009 survey.

03/20/2012

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UNT Student Competes In Nat’l Texting Championship

A University of North Texas student is in New York City preparing to compete in the fifth annual LG U.S. National Texting Championship. Sarah Wood is one of just 12 other “texters” competing.

10/26/2011

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

Texting Study Finds Slower Driver Response Times

Reading or writing a text message behind the wheel can more than double a driver’s reaction time, according to a new study.

10/05/2011

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.

09/14/2011

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

Arlington City Council Passes Texting & Driving Ban

The City Council passed a ban on text messaging and driving by a 5-3 vote Tuesday, promising to have the law in place before the Thanksgiving holiday.

09/13/2011

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

Arlington Moves To Ban Texting While Driving

Most cities in North Texas have banned cell phone use in school zones, but now Arlington looks set to be the first city to ban texting while driving.

08/17/2011

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Texting Makes Silence Less Golden At The Movies

It seems like such a quaint notion: go to a movie theater, buy tickets, then sit down, shut up and pay attention to the screen for two hours.

06/20/2011

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