TxDOT Stressing Safety During National Work Zone Awareness WeekTransportation officials say with the summer driving season coming up safety needs to be on everyone’s mind.
Scholarship Honors Memory Of North Texas Girl Killed In Crash Caused By Distracted DriverNearly three years after Tita Shaffer, a student at Liberty Christian School in Argyle was killed in a car crash along with her mother, there is a scholarship in her name.
TxDOT: Deadly Distracted Driving Crashes Up 20 Percent In Dallas CountyDistracted driving kills an average of nine people and injures 1,000 each day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
TxDOT Wants Drivers To End 18-Year Streak Of Daily Deadly CrashesTxDOT is asking people to share personal stories of loved ones lost in car crashes on their social media pages using photo and video testimonials with the hashtag, #EndTheStreakTX.
Extra Highway Enforcement Coming To Dallas County To Ensure 'Safer Summer'The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is going to have more deputies out to try to get people to reduce speed, wear their seatbelts and drive without distractions.
Are High-Tech Dashboards The New Culprit In Distracted Driving?A just-released study looks at how new in-car technology is taking our eyes off the road.
AAA: Drivers Increasingly Distracted By Dashboard TechnologyWhen most people think of distracted driving they think of smartphones, but a new study says there are other distractions in vehicles that can be just as bad.
Texans Have Some Of The Worst Driving Habits Near SchoolsChildren are especially at risk of distracted drivers near their schools and a new study found some of the most dangerous driving in the country happening around Texas campuses.
Distracted Driver Course To Become Requirement For License In TexasFew things are as dangerous as a driver staring at their phone instead of the road. That's why Texas is getting tougher on distracted drivers.
New York Eyes 'Textalyzer' To Bust Distracted DriversNew York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving.
Study: Texas Among Top 20 States With Most Distracted DriversAccording to a new study, distracted driving is probably worse than you think, with drivers looking at their smartphones on 88 out of 100 trips.
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.
Denton Leaders Pass Hand Held Device BanThe debate over this issue has raged on for months, but a decision was finally made tonight.
NHTSA Wants Phone Makers To Lock Apps For DriversThe government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone who is driving a car. The voluntary guidelines unveiled Wednesday are designed to reduce crashes caused by distracted drivers.
Denton Leaders Mull Complete Cell Phone Ban On RoadsMembers of the Denton City Council on Tuesday will decide whether or not to completely ban cell phones from the road. The city's current law already bans phones for non-talking activities.