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Texting While Driving

GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

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.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
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December 19, 2013 12:00 am
Phil takes a text drive - minus the texting

Phil takes a text drive - minus the texting

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.

November 11, 2013 4:44 pm
Texting-while-driving simulator a real killer

Texting-while-driving simulator a real killer

VALPARAISO | Forty tried and 40 died.

November 11, 2013 3:28 pm Photos

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Police: Driver was drunk, texting before crash

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.

October 21, 2013 1:36 pm
PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

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.

September 17, 2012 4:46 pm
PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

Jennifer Guizar, 19, of St. John, tries her best to text and drive while using a simulator at Indiana University Northwest.

September 17, 2012 4:46 pm
PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

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.

September 17, 2012 4:46 pm
PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

PEER Awareness, IUN work to put the brakes on texting while driving

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…

September 17, 2012 4:46 pm

Does Bluetooth car technology enable teen texters?

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.

February 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Police: Cellphone violators down from 2010

SPRINGFIELD | State police nabbed fewer Illinois motorists last year for violating state laws designed to limit the use of cellphones while driving.

January 31, 2012 10:30 pm

Indiana highway signs alert drivers to texting ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Motorists traveling on Indiana highways through Sunday are getting a very large reminder that texting-while-driving is prohibited.

September 21, 2011 2:00 pm
IUN students use virtual simulator to learn dangers of texting, driving

IUN students use virtual simulator to learn dangers of texting, driving

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.

September 07, 2011 1:12 pm Photos

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Off-duty officer injured in accident; teen driver cited for texting

Off-duty officer injured in accident; teen driver cited for texting

CALUMET CITY | A texting teen caused a traffic accident that injured an off-duty Burnham police officer Wednesday night, police and witnesses said.

July 27, 2011 8:30 pm Photos

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Texting while driving ban, other new laws take effect Friday

INDIANAPOLIS | Text messaging for some Hoosiers may get very expensive starting Friday when a new state law banning texting while driving takes effect.

June 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Daniels signs budget, abortion, immigration and 77 other bills into law

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…

May 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Legislature votes to ban texting while driving

INDIANAPOLIS | Texting while driving is close to becoming illegal in Indiana.

April 29, 2011 6:00 pm

Texting while driving ban headed for final vote

INDIANAPOLIS | A statewide ban on texting while driving appears likely to get a final vote this week in the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly.

April 26, 2011 8:30 pm

Senate wants drivers to put down their phones

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.

March 15, 2011 7:30 pm

Ind. Senate plan would ban talking, texting while driving

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.

March 14, 2011 5:00 pm
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