Posts Tagged ‘texting while driving’

Virginia considering tougher laws on texting while driving

Texting while driving has been illegal in the state of Virginia since 2009, although the bill made it a secondary enforcement ban. Three years later, Virginia lawmakers are looking to improve the texting ban by making it a primary enforcement law. 
The Senate Transportation Committee recently approved two bills that could make texting while driving a [...]

Florida texting ban passes another test

Sen. Nancy Detert ‘s third attempt at banning texting while driving is up to a good start, In the first three days of the 2012 Legislative session, the bill she sponsors has receive an important approval from the Senate Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee. 
Senate Bill 415 would prohibit text messaging while driving in Florida, [...]

Americans in favor of license suspension for texting while driving

Most drivers caught texting while driving will receive a fine or points against their license for committing such infraction. But what if the consequence was actually to revoke someone’s license?
A recent survey from Poll Position reveals that one American out of two believes that drivers caught exchanging text messages behind the wheel should actually face [...]

Alabama gives texting ban another shot

Over the past three years, Rep. Jim McClendon has tried to convince fellow lawmakers that Alabama needed to ban texting while driving. Unfortunately, his efforts were in vain as each time, the Senate rejected the proposition. This time around, it appears that Rep. McClendon may have found an ally in the Senate to help him [...]

Alaska facing problem with texting ban

Back in 2008, Alaska was one of the forerunners on laws regarding texting while driving. But three years later, it appears that the law the state adopted is being disputed by magistrate judges. 
Magistrate Jennifer Wells and her peers in Fairbanks are now opposing any new cases of texting while driving since Wells dismissed a case [...]

Florida gives texting ban another shot

For the past three years, Republican Senator Nancy Detert has tried to convince her fellow lawmakers to ban texting while driving in Florida, without success. And for the fourth consecutive year, she’s giving it another try. 
“I am a big fan of personal freedom, doing whatever you want in your automobile, as long as you don’t [...]

Texting while driving on the rise

35 states now have legislation on texting while driving. It might be a good thing, because it appears that motorists still underestimate the dangers of such habit. 
In 2010, over 3,000 crashes were related to distracted driving. Moreover, according to a recent survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting while driving is on [...]

816 drivers sanctioned for texting while driving during Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be more than a family holiday. For the New York State Police, it was the opportunity to remind motorists of the dangers of texting while driving. 
During the course of 5 day Thanksgiving holiday, 816 tickets were issued for a texting while driving violations. About 40% of the tickets were handed out during “Operation [...]

Eight out of 10 Canadian motorists are distracted while driving

According to a new survey released by Kanetix, an online quote comparison website for insurances, 80% of all Canadian drivers have bad habits behind the wheels. The results showed that texting while driving, a habit criticized by many these days, may not be that popular after all. 
Out of the 1,344 people surveyed, eating was ranked [...]

Texting ban moving forward in Ohio

Back in March 2011, the Ohio House approved HB 99 which is looking to prohibit texting while driving in an 88-10 vote. More than six months later and after three hours of discussions on the matter, the Ohio Highways and Transportation Committee opted to send the same bill to the Senate for a vote.
The three [...]


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