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Indiana would join a growing number of states that have banned texting while driving if legislation approved by a state House committee on Wednesday becomes law.

The House Public Policy Committee voted unanimously for the bill by Democratic Rep. Joseph Pearson of Hartford City after several people told the panel that it would save lives. It would make transmitting text messages or e-mails while driving a Class C infraction with a possible Read the rest of this entry »

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Here’s one issue in these contentious times that almost everyone appears to agree on: Driving while typing out text messages on a mobile phone is dumb, potentially deadly and should be banned.

So let’s just ban driving while texting, right? Not so fast. Nothing’s ever that easy, especially when powerful economic interests and different levels of government are involved.

Later this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read the rest of this entry »

ALBANY — Beginning Nov. 1, texting while driving and the use of other portable electronic devices while behind the wheel will be illegal.

Gov. David Paterson announced Thursday that he signed legislation to ban text-messaging while driving, a practice that has led to deadly automobile accidents involving teens in recent years.

“The risks associated with texting while driving are well documented,” he said in a statement. “As we learn Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The vast majority of US mobile phone users know that making calls, texting and using other features while driving is dangerous, but admit doing so anyway, a poll showed Tuesday.

Seventy-two percent of people who drive and own a cellular phone admitted that they use their mobile while driving, even though more than eight in 10 said they thought that doing so was dangerous, the Harris Interactive survey of 2,681 adults Read the rest of this entry »

Why is it that so many people seem to hate—or at the very least, distrust—the insurance industry? What impact, if any, does this undercurrent of suspicion and hostility have on the bottom line? And is there anything the business can do to improve its image, or is insurance doomed to be forever tarnished by a poor reputation?

These are some of the hard questions I’ve been addressing for the past two years in a series of public speeches Read the rest of this entry »

For the most part, living in the suburbs means you have to drive. And driving, it turns out, is dangerous.

Don’t believe it? Apparently, we don’t.

Law enforcement and safety experts say that in general, we take driving for granted. In other words, we do it without properly acknowledging the hazards involved.

“People get lulled into this sense that they can drive well no matter what distractions exist,” said David Teater, senior Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON — A national safety group is advocating a total ban on cell phone use while driving, saying the practice is clearly dangerous and leads to fatalities.

States should ban drivers from using hand-held and hands-free cell phones, and businesses should prohibit employees from using cell phones while driving on the job, the National Safety Council says in a new campaign.

The group’s president and chief executive, Read the rest of this entry »