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Aiming to reduce the number of automobile accidents, a handful of states have enacted handheld cell phone bans for all drivers. However, a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), a nonprofit organization funded by the auto insurance industry, suggests that such bans may be failing to [...]

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New App Blocks Texting While Driving

On January 20, 2010 By Rachel Purcell

Darcy Ahl, a Massachusetts mom, has developed a new software application for cell phones that will not allow for texting or phone calls while driving. The app starts working when a cell phone is in a car that is moving at more than 5 miles per hour, and doesn’t disable at red lights [...]

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Texting is the New Drinking

On August 30, 2009 By Jesse Bland

“Sir, have you been texting this evening?”

You might want to practice your response to this question, especially if you live in Utah. Following the growing trend, Utah recently passed its own legislative ban on texting while driving. The fact that Utah passed such a law is not surprising–similar statutes exist in at [...]

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DWT (Driving While Texting): The New DUI?

On May 12, 2009 By JETLaw

It is indisputable that one result of the proliferation of handheld mobile devices is the distraction of drivers on the road, thus making car travel less safe for those using the devices as well as for other drivers. Devices built into cars, such as GPS navigation systems and complicated radio controls, present their own [...]

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