Senate OKs Texting While Driving Ban Pre-Empting Local RulesThe Texas Senate has approved a beefed-up texting while driving ban that pre-empts existing ordinances against distracted driving in 45 cities statewide.
"Smartphone Thumb" Is Plaguing More People, Doctors SayA condition that doctors used to only see in factory workers is becoming more widespread. The pain that comes from the repetitive movements of texting has been dubbed "smartphone thumb" by doctors.
Texas Man Sues Woman For $17.31 Movie Ticket After Bad DateA Texas man is suing a woman he went on a date with for the price of a movie ticket after he says she texted through the film and left him at the theater.
New Push To Get Drivers To Put Their Phones DownDistracted driving is still on the rise. This comes despite numerous warnings and even bans on texting from behind the wheel in some North Texas cities. But there is a new push to get drivers to put down their phones.
The Secret Codes That Teens Use When TextingDo you monitor your children's text messages? If so, then you might have some trouble understanding what they are saying. That is because many teens will use secret codes to speak privately with each other.
Denton Leaders Pass Hand Held Device BanThe debate over this issue has raged on for months, but a decision was finally made tonight.
Butterball Offers Thanksgiving Help By TextButterball, which has been fielding phone calls from amateur Thanksgiving cooks for three decades, is letting people text their turkey-related questions this year for the first time.
Sensor Sends Text Alert From Cows In LaborDairy researchers are more relaxed these days about monitoring pregnant cows. That's because a sensor attached to a cow's tail will send text alerts when it detects that the animal is in labor.
AMC Backpedals... Says They Will Not Allow Texting During MoviesIt was less than 48 hours ago when executives with AMC Theatres said they were considering allowing texting in some theaters. But not so fast... this morning AMC Entertainment issued a statement saying there will be no texting allowed.
AMC Theaters Considers Allowing Texting During MoviesWhen at the movies, some of us find ourselves distracted when others are on their phones. But due to demand, text friendly theaters may be the new future.
Drivers Still Dialing, But Want More 'Behind The Wheel' Phone LawsA new insurance company survey says that despite drivers' continued push and support for laws restricting cellphone use while driving, they are still sometimes regularly using the devices irresponsibly.
Community Gathers To Discuss Banning Texting And DrivingPeople gathered in Plano Tuesday to discuss efforts to ban distracted driving caused by texting.