In the midst of a battle among lawmakers over a bill to ban texting while driving, a new report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute suggests that voice-to-text technology is no safer than typing out a text message.
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.
Playgrounds are full and spirits are high.
Out of all the billions of text messages sent out a day around the U.S., about half of all teens admit they're sending them out while they're driving.
Students at Jim Ned high school are learning about the dangers of texting and driving this week.
There is proposed legislation in the Texas state legislature that could ban texting while driving across the Lone Star State. The measure known as the the Alex Brown Act is back on the debate floor. This is the second time this bill is being presented. It was orginally passed in 2011, but governor rick perry vetoed the bill. His reasons? He says the law would be too difficult to enforce. And drivers in the Big Country agree.
Everyday teenagers and young adults are killed by distracted driving accidents, primarily while texting and driving.
For those who think they just can't turn their phones off or ignore an incoming text while on the road, there are now several safe driving apps that claim to make texting while driving safely, possible. We went straight to a safe driving expert to see if any of these apps made the grade.
Just crossing this street has become a daily danger.
Wil Craig warns people of dangers of texting and driving.
Distracted driving claims thousands of lives each year. Our No Text Big Country campaign offers a pledge that any driver can make to their loved ones.....
Texting and driving is becoming more prevalent and deadly as our cell phones become almost second nature to us....
Texting and driving may be a possible factor into the accident that killed HSU student Jessica Rodgers. Even though Texas does not have a law banning cell phone use in the car, Texans still feel strongly about the issue.
A 22-year-old woman is recovering at a Fort Worth hospital after being struck by a car on Highway 183 approximately one mile north of May, according to Department of Public Safety officials.
Hardin Simmons students got serious about stopping texting and driving Thursday.
Abilene High continued their "Arrive Alive: Don't Text and Drive" campaign today.
"Arrive alive, don't text and drive" is the message Abilene High Student Council plans on making everyone in the community aware of.
Researchers say the smartphone age is giving birth to a new trend: sleep texting.
t's not just adults using cell phones these days.
Drivers who violate school zone signs will be fined.
Scurry County employees seen texting while driving in a county-owned vehicle or riding without a seatbelt and receiving a ticket will face disciplinary action following a vote by the commissioners court this morning.
Gov. Perry has vetoed a bill outlawing texting while driving.
The bill to ban texting and driving here in Texas is up for a vote Wednesday and there are many doubts that it will ever become law.
This is no LOL matter: Texting while driving could soon be prohibited statewide. But using other applications on a smart phone, like GPS or Facebook, would not be banned -- as long as you're reading, not typing.
The family of Alex Brown will testify before a House committee today.
It's not unsusual to catch distracted drivers swerving in and out of lanes as they talk on their cell phone, but recent AAA studies show texting while driving can be much more dangerous.
GPS and cellphone makers are lobbying hard to stop a federal effort to reward states cracking down on texting, calling and GPS-ing.
The driver told DPS troopers he was on the phone when he swerved to miss something in the road.
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Some sobering new figures are out on the increasingly deadly consequences of driving while texting or talking on cell phones .