Tag Archives: texting

Utah Punishes Texting While Driving with Prison Sentence

Utah’s law forbidding texting while driving went into effect July 1, 2009, and the punishment for violating the law is the harshest in the country – up to 15 years in prison for offenders. Utah has taken the stance that all drivers are now educated enough about the dangers of texting while driving to classify […]

UK Don’t Text and Drive PSA

We hesitated to post this video due to its graphic nature. After watching the video on CNN, The Today Show, and the BBC we felt compelled to keep the video circulating. The video shows three young girls in a car. The driver is sending a text message when she gets in a major accident including […]

Utah Department of Transportation Promotes DVD Documentary

Texting while driving

Texting while driving has the same potential to cause accidents and wipe out lives as driving while intoxicated. Yet, texting still seems to have a benign status, not the stigma of drinking and driving. Read the full article here.

Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it? – Car and Driver

You’ve Been Text-Ended

“Text-ended” refers to the act of sending a text message while driving and failing to notice that the car in front of you has stopped or slowed down. The resulting rear-end collision is known as a “text-ender,” and although it’s a slightly humorous term, don’t expect police, your insurance company or the person you hit […]

New York Truck Driver Crashes Into Pool While Texting, Talking on 2 Cell Phones, Police Say

Police said a Buffalo-area tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool. Read the full story here.

Senators push nationwide ban on texting while driving

Four senators pushed for a bill Wednesday to ban texting while driving, a day after a study found that drivers who text while on the road are much more likely to have an accident than undistracted drivers. Read the full article here.

Victim’s mom urges pols to ban texting while driving

Lawmakers heard gut-wrenching arguments yesterday urging them to ban texting while driving – and one top lawmaker who says that doesn’t go far enough wants to outlaw motorists using handheld cell phones altogether. Transportation committee members heard compelling testimony from Melissa Martin, 37, whose 17-year-old daughter was killed in a 2007 accident sparked by texting […]

Drivers Pan Texting Behind The Wheel, But Do It Anyway

The overwhelming majority of mobile phone users believe driving while texting (DWT) should be banned, but many who frown on the practice do it anyway, according to a survey of 5,000 mobile phone users released Wednesday.The survey, released by voice-recognition provider Vlingo, found that 83% of the survey respondents thought DWT should be banned outright […]