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New Study Says We’re Still Texting and Talking While Driving in Washington State

Despite the increased traffic patrols,  the avalanche of radio and TV ads telling us to stop, we're still multi-tasking behind the wheel.

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‘Texting Zones’ Could Put an End to the Dangers of Driving and Texting

The fight over convincing motorists not to text and drive may have taken a turn for the better in one state.

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Scary Video Catches School Bus Driver Texting While Driving

The dangers of texting and driving are well known, which makes the action of one school bus driver that much more shocking.

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New emphasis patrols coming targeting texting
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Upcoming Mid-Columbia Click It or Ticket Patrols Will Target Cellphone Users and Texters

For the first time ever, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission has designed emphasis patrols based upon citizen input!

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What is Washington’s Law on Cellphones While Driving Again?

Idaho this week adopted new texting and cellphone laws for drivers. We thought we'd review what's legal and what is NOT in Washington.

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texting may have led to Ephrata rollover crash
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Texting May Have Led To Injury Car Crash Near Ephrata

The investigation continues, but authorities say texting while driving may have led to a rollover crash that left one of the victims pinned underneath the wreckage of the car.

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Pilot Almost Causes Devastating Crash After Texting While Flying

Texting while driving isn’t the only way to endanger your life with a smartphone. It turns out that texting while flying is spectacularly dangerous, too.

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Sorry Drivers, Hands-Free Devices Aren’t Safer Options to Cell Phones

In response to the National Transportation Safety Board-proposed ban on cellphones while driving, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers tried to defend hands-free devices. They’re “designed to be used in a way that helps drivers keep their eyes on the road,” they said, but now it looks like this defense doesn’t hold water.

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National Cell Phone ban?
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Federal Cell Ban Poll-Dead Even

So far, our Newstalk listeners are split on the issue

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