Reading or writing a text message behind the wheel can more than double a driver’s reaction time, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sending or reading text messages while driving would be outlawed in Texas under a bill passed by legislature and headed for Gov. Rick Perry’s desk.
Driving while sending texts from a cellphone would become a crime under a bill that passed the Texas House on Thursday.
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.
A Texas lawmaker wants to ban emails, text messages and internet posting by leaders when they are doing business.
Making a charitable donation using your cell phone is quick and easy. But scam artists are hard at work dreaming up new ways to take advantage of your giving mood.
Authorities say three students remain hospitalized from a wreck when a driver lost control while allegedly texting on her cell phone.