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Distracted Driving

AAA launches distracted driving campaign

TxDOT statistics show that in 2017, more than 100,000 crashes involved distracted driving. The increased numbers became a concern for both AAA and the TxDOT, and led AAA to start their own campaign, "Don't Drive Intexticated". "The idea behind that is to educate those drivers who normally never … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Distracted-driving citations climb 172 percent since 2013

Distracted driving-related citations in Pennsylvania increased by 52 percent from 2016 to 2017, though enforcing anti-texting and driving laws can be a challenge for police. The anti-texting law in Pennsylvania is a primary offense, meaning officers can pull a motorist over if they see them texting behind … Read More

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Distracted Driving

California Marks 10 Years of ‘Hands-Free’ Law, But Distracted Driving Challenges Remain

It's been 10 years since California's first distracted driving law was enacted, and to mark the anniversary law enforcement agencies across San Diego and the state are cracking down. April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and this week is “California Teen Safe Driving Week.” In observance … Read More

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Driving School

Hallman: Remembering racing legend Curtis Turner, who will be given a highway marker in Floyd …

He was never caught. His driving skills so honed, Turner become one of the most successful racers and, many of the old-time drivers say, the most entertaining racer of his day. … Wright tried her hand at racing, and for a while ran a race driving school her father had …

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Driving School

Brevard Superintendent pulled over for passing school bus during bus safety campaign

During a campaign to educate drivers about school bus safety laws, Superintendent of Brevard Public Schools Desmond Blackburn was pulled over recently for failing to stop for a school bus. The Melbourne Police Department said Blackburn was pulled over March 27 and issued a warning at the … Read More

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Driving School

Country schools to host open houses, benefit barbecue slated

These six schools are a sampling of the historic country schools located in Gillespie County. All are a part of the Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail. Former students and members of the community centers will be on hand to reminisce about the school days of the late 1800s and …

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Legislation

‘Heads Up, Texas’ At UT-Austin To Show Distracted Driving Perils

Partnering with AT&T It Can Wait, TxDOT aims to change distracted-driving behaviors that resulted in 100,687 crashes, 444 deaths and 2,889 serious injuries statewide last year alone. With state legislation passing a texting-while-driving ban effective Sept. 1, 2017 – making it illegal to read, write or send … Read More

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Legislation

Escondido Police to crack down on distracted driving

"California's distracted driving laws have been saving lives for a decade now,” said former State Senator Joe Simitian, who authored the state's hands-free and no-texting laws. “Every day, somewhere in California, someone is sitting down to dinner with their family who wouldn't have made it through the … Read More

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Legislation

Trib editorial: Legislation addresses weaknesses in prosecuting lethal hazings

A large photo of Timothy Piazza is displayed next to his father Jim Piazza as he speaks about the importance of passing anti-hazing legislation outside of the Centre County Courthouse last month in Bellefonte. A forensic pathologist testified that injuries that killed the Penn State fraternity pledge last year … Read …

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Road Safety

Proposed national bike route picking up speed to get approved

(WBKO) — The Cave Country Trails ​project aims to promote all sorts of outdoor trail use. A plan to bring the proposed U.S. Bicycle Route 23 through counties in Southcentral Kentucky is now picking up speed. Pretty soon folks could be peddling their way down an almost 80 mile stretch …

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