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Movement for Tougher Texting Laws Gains Momentum in Washington

A transportation bill provides $30 million to states to help finance campaigns to stop people from texting while driving. More money is being distributed to states with graduated texting fines. In other words, the federal government is attempting to entice states to pass laws that provide harsher punishments for repeat offenders. A change in the …

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Smartphone App Will Get Attention of Tired Drivers

Several high-end vehicles have technology that can detect whether a driver appears to be too tired to drive and can alert the driver that it’s time to pull off the roadway and take a break. Someday those features may be available in all vehicles, but that’s not yet the case. A new smartphone app in …

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Texting and Driving Can Significantly Raise Insurance Rates

As states are handing out more citations for distracted driving, insurance companies are paying attention and may raise your rates if they notice a pattern of distracted driving, according to FOX Business. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more than 3,000 people were killed in one year with distracted driving as a key …

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School Buses Increasingly Involved in Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted driving is a high cause of car accidents, and Davenport school buses have also been victims of distracted driving-related accidents. In the past 30 days, there have been a total of three accidents, and in the previous two years, there has been a total of 57 accidents, 25 in 2011 and 32 in 2010. …

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