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Texting While Driving

A billboard that shows distracted drivers. (CBS)

Billboards Aim To Expose Bay Area Drivers Texting Behind The Wheel

A handful of billboards have popped up across the Bay Area, getting quite a few glances. They show distracted drivers caught in the act, using their cellphones behind the wheel.

03/28/2014

(source: High Gear Media)

California Authorities Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers This Month

The California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies throughout the state on Monday are kicking off a month-long crackdown on drivers who text or talk on the phone while behind the wheel.

04/01/2013

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CHP Set To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The CHP along with the NHTSA are hoping to educated drivers on the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.

03/26/2013

Joey Chestnut (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images)

Hot Dog-Eating Champ Joins Campaign Against Texting While Driving

The city of San Jose is urging residents to commit to safe driving practices by putting down their cellphones and other electronic devices while on the road…

09/19/2012

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California Law Will Allow Hands-Free Texting While Driving

California drivers will be allowed to text when they’re behind the wheel of a car, as long as they’re using a hands-free device, and with some restrictions.

07/14/2012

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About The Bay: Learning From Distracted Driving The Hard Way

KCBS and CBS 5’s Mike Sugerman had to learn the hard way about the dangers of distracted driving. Luckily, no one was hurt.

05/29/2012

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CHP Calls Distracted Teen Driving A Deadly Epidemic

It’s an alarming statistic given by Kathy Berstein of the National Safety Council: teen crashes are the number one killer of kids; more than disease, suicide and homicide.

04/30/2012

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Rohnert Park Woman Sentenced In Texting-While-Driving Death

A Rohnert Park woman was sentenced in the killing of a 2-year-old girl in a crosswalk as she drove while texting in her car in December.

11/16/2011

Apple Introduces New iPhone 4s (Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

Using iPhone’s Siri While Driving May Violate Hands-Free Law

Apple’s new voice-activated assistant is all the rage on the newest iPhone. But police warn using Siri behind the wheel could get drivers busted.

11/08/2011

Tech Reports w/ Larry Magid

No Contest Plea In Rohnert Park Texting-While-Driving Death

An 18-year-old woman pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge for the death a 2-year old girl she struck with her car in a Rohnert Park crosswalk last year while texting on her phone.

09/22/2011

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