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Checking Maps While Driving Not Part of Cellphone Ban, Rules California Court

Checking Maps While Driving Not Part of Cellphone Ban, Rules California Court

By Josh Wolford February 28, 2014

A California appeals court has ruled that consulting Google Maps on your cellphone is not the same thing as talking or texting on said phone, and therefore does not fall under the handheld ban the state issued back in 2008. …

Texting a Driver May Leave You Liable in New Jersey Texting a Driver May Leave You Liable in New Jersey
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A New Jersey appeals court has just handed down one of the most baffling rulings concerning technology and civil liability that you’re likely to see. Ever. In plain words, the court has ruled that future texters who knowingly text someone …

So, There's a New Texting While Driving Game So, There's a New Texting While Driving Game

You know that texting while driving is terribly dangerous and can lead to you running straight into a big truck full of crap. Or most likely something worse, like another human being. If you need a quick refresher on how …

Texting Driver Runs into a Truck Full of Crap Texting Driver Runs into a Truck Full of Crap

Texting while driving is pretty stupid. As is eating a sloppy burger while driving, or putting on mascara while driving. Basically, when you’re driving – you should drive. Distracted driving has always been an issue, but it has definitely vaulted …

Werner Herzog Directs Anti-Texting & Driving Film Werner Herzog Directs Anti-Texting & Driving Film

Every year, texting while driving is a factor in more than 100,000 car crashes. The four major providers in the U.S, AT&T, Spring, Verizon, and T-Mobile recently teamed up to launch the It Can Wait campaign – an initiative with …

Man Texts on Hood of a Speeding Car Man Texts on Hood of a Speeding Car

It is literally impossible for this guy to give less of a crap about what you think. You think texting while driving is dangerous? Meet texting while hood-surfing. In this clip, allegedly from a highway in Saudi Arabia, a man …

Texting and Driving Makes You Do Other Stupid Things Texting and Driving Makes You Do Other Stupid Things
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If you didn’t already think it was a major problem, two new studies on teens, texting, and driving should prove rather informative. To paint with a borad brush, teens are texting while driving at an alarming rate, it’s indicative of …

Fatal Text Message Released as a Warning Fatal Text Message Released as a Warning

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Though the practice is known to be dangerous, and is now outlawed in much of the U.S., texting while driving is something that many teens and adults do on a regular basis. This week, a grieving family, who claim their …

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

Adults Are Texting & Driving More Than Teens Adults Are Texting & Driving More Than Teens

If you think that teens are the most distracted drivers out there on the road, think again. It appears that adults are not only on par with but are actually worse when it comes to one particular high-risk highway activity. …

AT&T Working on New Anti-texting-while-driving Tech AT&T Working on New Anti-texting-while-driving Tech
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AT&T, if not the most dedicated, is definitely the most visible company out there when it comes to saying no to texting and driving. You’ve probably seen their TV ads as of late, featuring victims and the families of victims …

Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Jogger Distracted Driving Blamed in Death of Jogger
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For advocates wanting the outright ban of cellphone use while driving, a tragic story out of Hartford, Connecticut is unfortunate ammo for the cause. According to the AP, 44-year-old Kenneth Dorsey was killed in March after his was struck while …

Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving
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While only a handful of states in the U.S. have an outright ban on texting while driving, it’s widely accepted that the practice is dangerous and can lead to distracted driving. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone these days …

Texting While Driving Test Given To Young Drivers
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Even though most of us do not admit it, at one time or another, most of us have glanced at a text or replied to it while in transit. Even though some of us do it anyway, texting while driving …

Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving Proposed By NTSB

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), “distracted driving is becoming the new DUI; it’s becoming an epidemic.” And in order to combat this, they are recommending a nationwide ban on cellphone use while driving. This would include text …

Governator Terminates Texting While Driving
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Ten bucks says in a hundred years this law is going to make as much sense as Kentucky’s anti-carrying-an-ice-cream-cone-in-your-back-pocket law.* California governor Arnold Swartzenegger signed legislation outlawing texting while driving, at least until cars drive themselves.