According to a poll taken early last month, 66 percent of Canadians would like to see laws that ban the use of cellphones by pedestrians on public roadways. The respondents were fed up with pedestrians using cellphones and not paying attention.
A Wisconsin woman was acquitted by a jury of three counts of vehicular homicide after a crash took the lives of her young daughter and two young nieces. Prosecutors alleged she was messaging on Facebook shortly before the fatal crash.
A passenger on a shuttle bus, running between Barcelona airport and the city center, caught the driver on video, sending WhatsApp messages on his mobile phone while driving through heavy traffic.
Police chiefs in British Columbia want stricter distracted driving laws including higher fines, giving police the ability to seize cell phones of distracted drivers, and are even considering seizing vehicles of offenders.
An organization advocating cellphone-free driving is calling on government and law-enforcement agencies to automatically revoke driving licenses of people caught texting while behind the wheel.
In a unanimous board vote, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Tuesday states should institute bans on cellphone use while driving, including other personal electronic devices (PEDs).
A new partnership has been announced to help educate teachers, parents and teens in an attempt at preventing young drivers from distracted driving, a risk involving texting and cell phone use that has reached “a deadly epidemic” level in the US.
The world of technology has brought with it a crash course in the school of hard knocks for an Austin, Texas driver. Two months after a texting while driving ban went into effect, some drivers still seem unaware of its severity.
A Portland, Oregon teen was recently given a five-year prison sentence for a hit-and-run auto accident that killed his teacher. He was driving while texting on his phone, something which has now been outlawed in Oregon.