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texting while driving

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Study: Texting while driving unsafe under any means

Typing out a text message while driving may be illegal by later this year, but the alternatives that drivers may turn to — including voice-to-text technology — will not be any safer, suggests a new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Updated: House passes texting while driving ban

A bill that would make sending text messages while driving a crime — a measure that Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed in the past — is scheduled to be heard Wednesday on the House floor.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Texas cities differ on texting-while-driving bans

Austin and San Antonio are among 28 cities that have banned some degree of cellphone use while driving.