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OSHA says stop texting behind the wheel

Because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of worker fatalities, OSHA and DOT are teaming up to combat distracted driving. OSHA's David Michaels has details.

Tags: Federal Drive , OSHA , DOL , DoT , management , distracted driving , David Michaels , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 10/15/2010, 10:41am 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 , cell phone ban , texting ban , Colleen Kelleher , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl , Ray Lahood

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

New study to reform texting while driving laws

A new federally-funded study to be unveiled at a US Department of Transportation summit Tuesday is expected to empower states to more strictly enforce distracted driving laws.

Tags: texting ban , Department of Transportation , Adam Tuss , Paul D. Shinkman , Governors Highway Safety Association

Monday - 09/20/2010, 03:43pm EDT

Frederick County approves employee cell phone restrictions

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

Tags: cell phone ban , Frederick County Commissioners , Frederick News-Post

Sunday - 09/12/2010, 12:38pm 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 , cell phone , Pew Internet and American Life Project , Pew Research Center , Hank Silverberg

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

Alcohol, texting factor into fatals at night

Alcohol is a factor in fatal crashes involving adults, while texting appears to be a factor in accidents where teens are killed.

Tags: Bernie Fette , Texas Transportation Institute , Kate Ryan , drinking and driving , drunken driving ,

Friday - 06/18/2010, 10:04am EDT

Region takes distracted driving seriously

A new report finds Maryland, Virginia and D.C. have made distracted driving a safety and an educational issue.

Tags: distracted driving , Governors Highway Safety Association , texting ban , Strategic Highway Safety Plans , AAA-Mid-Atlantic , driver's ed , Driver's License , Adam Tuss , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 08:26am 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 , 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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