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TxtResponsibly.org Launches New Awareness Campaign: Be a part of the solution. Share your story at TxtResponsibly.org

Since our launch in Spring of 2009, TxtResponsibly.org has worked to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of texting while driving. We participated in the Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, DC in September and heard the issue debated among top technology leaders, statisticians, state and federal legislators and safety organizations. The most compelling and effective […]

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning to use Awareness Posters

On Monday, we learned that the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning will be using the free TxtResponsibly.org posters for use throughout their state to promote the dangers of texting while driving. We are delighted to be reaching new audiences and encourage other states to utilize the free TxtResponsibly.org awareness materials. TxtResponsibly Michigan!

AAA Campaign Aims to Pass Texting While Driving Bans in All 50 States by 2013

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AAA and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety are launching new legislative and communications campaigns to reduce distracted driving and improve safety on our roadways. AAA today announced that the motor club will work to pass laws banning text messaging by drivers in all 50 states by 2013, citing strong public support […]

TxtResponsibly.org to attend the Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, DC.

TxtResponsibly.org has received and accepted an invitation to attend the Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, DC. on behalf of the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The Distracted Driving Summit will be convened by the Department of Transportation on September 30 – October 1, 2009 and will provide an opportunity for expert speakers from around the nation […]

Texting drivers still not getting the message

St. Paul, Minn. — It’s been a little more than a year since Minnesota banned texting while driving, It’s obvious many drivers haven’t received that message — or they’re ignoring it. But safety officials vow they’ll be increasingly backing up the law with education and enforcement. “I like to feel I can multitask,” said Kristine […]

AAA Northern New England to distribute TxtResponsibly.org PSA Posters

After receiving a Letter for Support, the Director of Public Affairs from AAA Northern New England contacted TxtResponsibly.org to extend an invitation to have a representative attend the Maine Transportation Safety Coalition’s (MTSC) monthly meetings to highlight TxtResponsibly.org’s mission and awareness campaign. In addition, the AAA has organized a workshop today for driver education instructor […]

Police say texting and driving becoming a problem

MONCTON, N.B. – Codiac R-C-M-P are warning motorists of the dangers of texting and driving. Constable Mike Gaudet says it’s a growing problem in the Moncton area. “We see it all the time. Basically, the idea of driving while using a cell phone has become driving while texting.” Gaudet says the practice is a dangerous […]

New Missouri law bans texting for drivers under 21

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s ban on texting-while-driving kicks in Friday for motorists younger than 21. The new law puts Missouri in the company of 22 other states with sort of ban on sending, reading or writing text messages while driving. But the state Department of Transportation says only Missouri is singling out a particular age […]

Text-Messaging Behind the Wheel

First it was drinking. Then it was cell phones. Now text-messaging is the latest behind-the-wheel activity lawmakers are trying to curb. “All of my friends do it,” says Sonalie Patel, 17, who lives in Elk Grove Village, Ill., and admits that she too occasionally sends texts despite a ban on cell phone use for drivers […]