Texting While Driving
July 1 each year marks the day in Indiana when new laws take effect. But rather than focus on new laws, let's observe the anniversary of a law that went on the books three years ago this month — the law that barred texting while driving.
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VALPARAISO | My taking part in a demonstration of how stupid it is to text and drive is about like my taking part in a demonstration of the stupidity of skydiving without a parachute.
VALPARAISO | Forty tried and 40 died.
CHESTERTON | A 25-year-old Michigan City woman was charged with drunken driving after police said she caused a head-on collision on U.S. 20 early Saturday morning.
David Letson, 19, of Portage, has difficulties trying to drive and text Monday while using a simulator at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The university partnered with PEER Awareness to bring to campus AwareTXT, a texting-while-driving simulator experience.
Jennifer Guizar, 19, of St. John, tries her best to text and drive while using a simulator at Indiana University Northwest.
Scott Fowler II, 22, of Hammond, tries to text and drive in a simulator Monday while Tyler Salzwedel, of PEER Awareness, looks on at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.
Jacklyn Krol, 19, of Schererville, has a difficult time trying to drive and text in a simulator Monday at Indiana University Northwest. Driver distraction was the cause of 16 percent of fatal crashes and 21 percent of crashes resulting in an injury in 2008 in the U.S., according to the Natio…
Between scanning for that favorite radio station, chowing breakfast down before the school bell rings or turning the rearview mirror into a mobile vanity station, driving often takes a backseat to life's everyday necessities.
SPRINGFIELD | State police nabbed fewer Illinois motorists last year for violating state laws designed to limit the use of cellphones while driving.
INDIANAPOLIS | Motorists traveling on Indiana highways through Sunday are getting a very large reminder that texting-while-driving is prohibited.
GARY | Shortly before Isley Levy smashed into a pedestrian crossing the street with the black Chevrolet Aveo she was driving, she climbed behind the wheel, her phone in her hand.
CALUMET CITY | A texting teen caused a traffic accident that injured an off-duty Burnham police officer Wednesday night, police and witnesses said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Text messaging for some Hoosiers may get very expensive starting Friday when a new state law banning texting while driving takes effect.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday signed 80 bills into law, including the state's 2012-13 budget, a measure imposing new abortion restrictions and defunding Planned Parenthood, legislation limiting state aid for illegal immigrants, a ban on texting while driving and maps of the st…
INDIANAPOLIS | Texting while driving is close to becoming illegal in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | A statewide ban on texting while driving appears likely to get a final vote this week in the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier motorists texting -- or talking -- on a telephone while driving could face a fine of up to $500 under legislation approved by the Indiana Senate Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposed ban on texting while driving was changed Monday by the Indiana Senate to prohibit all telephone use while driving, including making or receiving calls, unless using a hands-free device.
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