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Agencies turn to social media to engage public in an emergency

During Hurricane Sandy, agencies like FEMA and NOAA used various social media platforms to communicate with the public. They were able to dispel rumors and follow the situation on the ground as it unfolded.

Tags: Justin Herman , Federal Drive , technology , SMS message , Facebook , Twitter , social media , Hurricane Sandy , Michael OConnell , Federal Social Media Registry , GSA

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 12:37pm EST
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Bill would tighten Maryland's texting ban

A bill moving through Maryland's General Assembly would tighten the state's ban on texting wile driving.

Tags: texting while driving , Maryland General Assembly

Sunday - 03/06/2011, 01:40pm EST

Simulator tests students on texting and driving

The dangers of texting while driving were on full display at one area high school. WTOP's Adam Tuss has the report.

Tags: Westfield High School , fairfax county , simulator , Adam Tuss

Monday - 02/28/2011, 03:40pm EST
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Group: D.C. ranks No. 1 for road safety laws

In a report released Monday, D.C. is ranked the best in the country for traffic safety restrictions since the city has passed 13.5 of 15 key laws.

Tags: Judith Stone , Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety , texting while driving , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 01/24/2011, 03:33pm EST

Apps can help curb phone use while driving

Do you worry about your kids texting and driving? Maybe you even need some help with your own willpower. There are apps to help.

Tags: texting while driving , Android , BlackBerry

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 04:12pm EST

Official: Drivers not solely responsible for ped. deaths

Drivers are not solely responsible for safety on the roads, particularly as statistics show pedestrian deaths in the first half of last year increased in D.C. and Virginia.

Tags: Pedestrian , pedestrian accident , pedestrian deaths , texting ban , texting while driving , Hank Silverberg , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 12:06pm EST

Are lawmakers' texts part of public record?

If elected officials are texting or emailing each other during hearings or while conducting a public meeting, should there messages part of the public record?

Tags: email , Fairfax County Board of Education , Michael Faden , Maryland State House , Craig Rice , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:07pm EST

FCC to explore sending text messages to 911

The key to solving a future crime may lie with your thumbs.

Tags: Federal Communications Commission , Julius Genachowski , Arlington County Police , Doug Scott , 911 , Wired , Neal Augenstein , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:54pm EST

Is the telephone dead?

TechCrunch says phone calls are on their way out.

Tags: TechCrunch , technology , phone , Skype , applications , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/15/2010, 03:39pm 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 , cell phone ban , texting ban , texting while driving , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 05:24pm EDT
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