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Major East Idaho cities ban cellphone use while driving

Pocatello and Idaho Falls recently passed ordinances banning the use of handheld cell phones while operating a motor vehicle, and Blackfoot will … Read More

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We must have a law with teeth against using handheld devices while driving

And it's missing some critical components – the inclusion of cell phones and … In Florida, the ban on texting while driving can only be enforced as a … Read More

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Cell Phone Bans Are Saving Bikers, Study Says

Bans on cell phone use while driving are having a positive effect on reducing motorcycle fatality rates, according to a recent study by Florida Atlantic … Read More

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Editorial: Ban cell use while driving

As it is, in 2013 the Legislature made texting and driving illegal — though not talking on the phone — except they made it just a secondary offense, … Read More

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Laws designed to ban or curb drivers’ use of cell phones are saving motorcyclists’ lives

Laws to ban or curb drivers' use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists, according to a … Read More

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Distracted Driving Laws Save Motorcyclists’ Lives, Research Finds

Laws to ban or curb drivers' use of cell phones and other handheld devices have greatly reduced the rate of fatalities for motorcyclists. States with … Read More

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Sen. Osmek will introduce bill to make penalty for texting crashes equal to DUI

“Current state law already penalizes individuals who drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol and cause a serious accident,” Osmek said. “Yet, as … Read More

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Minnesota lawmaker proposes tougher laws on distracted driving

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, last year 7,357 drivers were cited for texting and driving, nearly a 23 percent increase from … Read More

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Reader: I Can Eat a Big Mac, Nap and Still Drive Better Than Cry-Baby Freedom Haters

It's no secret that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous. … While texting and driving is still technically legal in Colorado, anti-texting advocates … Read More

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Failed bills make comebacks ahead of 86th Texas legislative session

Failed bills make comebacks ahead of 86th Texas legislative session … “Texting while driving is not the only distraction that causes fatal accidents. Read More