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Va. unlikely to restrict cell phone use by drivers this year

Holding a cell phone to your ear while driving is still legal in Virginia, and that's unlikely to change this year.

Tags: Jim LeMunyon , Hank Silverberg , Delaware

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:33pm EST

Too much texting, talking: D.C. nears record number of citations

More than 11,000 citations have already been issued in the District.

Tags: Cathy Lanier , Ray Lahood , distracted driving , texting , texting ban , texting while driving , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 05:24pm 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 , texting ban , texting while driving , Colleen Kelleher , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl , Ray Lahood

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

Md.'s cell phone ban takes effect Friday

Come Friday, driving and talking on a cell phone in Maryland could get you a ticket, but only if you're doing something else wrong.

Tags: tickets , distracted driving

Sunday - 09/26/2010, 11:54am EDT

Frederick County approves employee cell phone restrictions

Frederick County government is taking steps to reduce employee cell phone use while driving.

Tags: texting while driving , Frederick County Commissioners , Frederick News-Post

Sunday - 09/12/2010, 12:38pm EDT

Frederick Co. considers 'no talk' cell policy for driving

The no-talking policy for employees would be stricter than a state law going into effect Oct. 1.

Tags: Frederick County Commissioners , Mike Beard

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 12:27pm EDT

McDonnell looks to liquor to improve Va. roads

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state is currently robbing itself of money set aside for road construction by controlling the sales of alcohol and other private sectors.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Ask the Governor , HOT lanes , Beltway , traffic congestion , liquor sales ,

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 07:08pm 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 , Kate Ryan , Colleen Kelleher , Edward Burroughs

Tuesday - 06/22/2010, 08:36am 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 , cell phone , distracted driving , texting , texting while driving , Driving , driving while texting , hands free device , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl

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