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Videos show 'heartbreak' of distracted driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says people need to "take personal responsibility" and not use cell phones while driving.

Tags: distracted driving , texting while driving , Ray Lahood , U.S. Department of Transportation , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:07am EST

Balloon flyover planned near Chapman's Mill

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will evaluate the impact of T-Mobile's plans for a 100-foot cell phone monopole in Prince William County.

Tags: Chapman's Mill , T-Mobile , Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:00am EDT

Study: 95 percent of young adults own cell phones

A report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project finds 96 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds have a cell phone.

Tags: laptop , mp3 player , Pew Research Center , american life project , Andrew Mollenbeck

Friday - 10/15/2010, 01:31am EDT

Do texting bans contribute to crashes?

Drivers may be lowering their phones so police can't see them texting. As a result, their eyes aren't on the road.

Tags: cell phone ban , texting ban , texting while driving , Colleen Kelleher , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl , Ray Lahood

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 08:56am EDT

School board member: Cell ban goes too far

The Prince George's County passed one of the strongest cell phone bans in the region, but the student member of the school board says the measure goes too far.

Tags: Prince George's County Schools , cell phone ban , Kate Ryan , Colleen Kelleher , Edward Burroughs

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 08:36am EDT

Adults just as likely as teens to text while driving

The study, released by the Pew Research Center, finds that one in four adults have texted while driving. A similar Pew Center study found the same number of teenagers have engaged in the same behavior.

Tags: texting , texting while driving , Pew Internet and American Life Project , Pew Research Center , Hank Silverberg

Friday - 06/18/2010, 01:18am EDT

Cell phone towers rise on high school campuses

Anyone driving through Frederick Community College recently might have noticed a large tree towering above the rest near the conference center on the south side of campus.

Tags: Frederick News-Post , Frederick County Public Schools' Career and Techno , Milestone Communications , schools

Saturday - 06/05/2010, 12:13pm EDT

Stricter cell penalties? Yes... but

Area drivers are less likely than others around the nation to support stricter penalties for drivers who use cell phones or text while driving.

Tags: texting , AAA Mid-Atlantic , AAA , John Townsend , Kristi King , Mitchell Miller , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 04/30/2010, 08:38am EDT

Oprah makes Maryland a 'No Phone Zone'

Oprah Winfrey's "No Phone Zone" is a national campaign to stop distracted driving. The Maryland State Highway Administration will support the campaign by taking part in Winfrey's nationwide promotion Friday.

Tags: Oprah Winfrey , Maryland State Highway Administration , No Phone Zone , distracted driving , Sprawl & Crawl , SHA , Neil Pedersen , Martin O'Malley

Friday - 04/30/2010, 01:15am EDT

Know Before You Go: Md.'s new cell phone rules

Maryland's new cell phone law goes into effect in six months, banning talking on cell phones without a hands-free device.

Tags: Maryland , distracted driving , texting , texting while driving , Driving , driving while texting , hands free device , cell phone ban , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl

Sunday - 04/25/2010, 01:50pm EDT
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