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Texting and driving: House ready to pass tougher law but Senate balks

He also called Slosberg's bill “a good idea, but bad legislation.” To try to address concerns about racial profiling, the House and Senate versions were amended in committee to require law-enforcement officers to record the race and ethnicity of each person pulled over for texting while driving. Rep. Read More

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Idaho Senate votes down distracted driving bill

Senate bill 1283 would have beefed up the existing law against texting while driving to cover other ways people are using smart phones. Author: Natalie Shaver … BOISE- The latest effort to curb distracted driving in Idaho has run out of gas in the state Legislature. Wednesday the Senate killed …

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Legislation

CASEY: Cast your vote for the next Virginia specialty license tag

Tag Greason, R-Loudoun, to sponsor legislation in the 2017 General Assembly creating the tag. Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed the law into effect last year. There are all sorts of different distractions that lead to drivers taking their eyes off the road, Brubaker said. Texting is one — and that's …

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Road Safety

Preparing for the 21st Century

In another initiative design students will focus on helping young car drivers share the road safely with trucks as part of the 2018 Re:act challenge. The ATA is partnering with strategic creative agency Hard Edge and Swinburne University for the challenge, and will use the results to inform the design …

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Road Safety

Duncan Xu, 11, left school ‘laughing’ before he was struck and killed, principal says

Police and paramedics were called to Canongate Trail and Purcell Square, near Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue, around 3:30 p.m. for reports that a child had … While pedestrians have responsibilities to ensure their safety, drivers need to slow down and "pay more attention" on the road, Tory said. Read …

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Road Safety

New traffic laws come into force from today

Speaking to Muscat Daily , Ali al Barwani, CEO, Oman Road Safety Association (ORSA) said that the news fines will contribute to road safety in a big way. “March 1, 2018 is a big day. We at ORSA see it as a fresh start in traffic laws and road safety. …

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Road Safety

‘A kid who was taken far too early’: Boy struck and killed in Scarborough identified

Tory said improving road safety starts with people driving cars and trucks. “People should not categorize this in any way as anti-car or anti-truck, cars and trucks need to be a part of the city's life, but people need to pay more attention to safety,” Tory said. “They are surrounded …

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Distracted Driving

Texting and driving: House ready to pass tougher law but Senate balks

The Florida House is poised to pass a bill to strengthen enforcement against texting while driving Thursday, but the Senate appears be putting on the brakes as the session approaches its close next week. The bill (HB 33), which the House on Wednesday positioned for a vote, would make texting …

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Distracted Driving

The Latest: Distracted driving bill passes Georgia House

The Georgia House has advanced a proposal that would make Georgia the 16th state to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving. … Law enforcement officers say they often cannot tell whether a driver is texting or merely dialing, making it difficult for them to enforce the current …

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Distracted Driving

House passes bill to crack down on distracted driving

Safety advocates say drivers distracted by electronic devices are a major contributor to the rising death toll. Georgia already prohibits anyone 18 and under with a learner's permit from using a wireless device while driving. And it prohibits adults from texting and driving. Law enforcement officials say the … Read More

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