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You can keep talking — but put the phone down while you drive, lawmakers suggest

Idaho lawmakers eager to curb rising numbers of fatal and serious injury car accidents are pursuing a ban on driving while talking on hand-held cellphones. A state Senate panel, on an 8-1 vote, passed the ban. However, the measure would repeal the state's 2011 law that banned texting while driving. …

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Distracted Driving

Panel supports bill to combat distracted driving in Georgia

John Carson, R-Marietta, to crack down on distracted driving. It now awaits House debate. In Georgia, it is illegal to text behind the wheel, but drivers are currently allowed to dial and hold their phone. Law enforcement officers have testified that they often cannot tell whether a driver is texting …

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Distracted Driving

Northwest Indiana lawmakers eye electronic device ban, work zone speed cameras to reduce …

INDIANAPOLIS — Three Northwest Indiana lawmakers are urging legislative leaders to convene a study committee this summer tasked with devising plans to prevent distracted driving and improve work zone safety. House Resolution 8 calls for expanding the state's texting–while-driving ban, which last … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Hands-free driving bill moves through the Senate

Hagedorn's legislation would change the law so people can still use their phones while driving but it must be through Bluetooth or voice recognition. "In the past when we were working on texting and driving bills, we failed to recognize in the bill that the technology was going to increase, …

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Distracted Driving

Hands-free driving bill moves through the Senate

BOISE – Legislation is moving through the Idaho Senate to curb a deadly uptick in traffic accidents. It's a distracted driving bill that would repeal and replace Idaho's current law that bans texting while driving. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Marv Hagedorn, says he's heard from police that the current legislation …

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Distracted Driving

FARM SAFETY

Jacque Beckman from Nex-Tech also had a personal story during her presentation on the dangers of driving while distracted — especially texting. … Dr. Ty Brunswig from Animal Medical Center in Great Bend talked about safety around farm animals, including the right and wrong way to move cattle in a … …

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Distracted Driving

One-man volleyball team carries overcoming the odds message to students

The presentation though ends with a very somber message about suicide, bullying, and the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and texting while driving. Like his volleyball playing, Holmes talks about beating the odds and pushing back against today's troubled world. Holmes has appeared in front of five million … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Northwest Indiana lawmakers eye electronic device ban, work zone speed cameras to reduce …

INDIANAPOLIS — Three Northwest Indiana lawmakers are urging legislative leaders to convene a study committee this summer tasked with devising plans to prevent distracted driving and improve work zone safety. House Resolution 8 calls for expanding the state's texting-while-driving ban, which last … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Hands-free driving bill moves through the Senate

It's a distracted driving bill that would repeal and replace Idaho's current law that bans texting while driving. The bill's sponsor, Sen. … Hagedorn's legislation would change the law so people can still use their phones while driving but it must be through Bluetooth or voice recognition. "In the past …

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Distracted Driving

People who vape while driving could face prosecution, police warn

While vaping while driving is not in itself illegal, police say that an e-cigarette will be treated the same as any handheld electronic device. As such, motorists who are distracted by them, or the clouds of vapour they produce, could face prosecution for driving without due care and attention. If …

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