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Nearly half of teens admit texting while driving, study says

"This is really a huge problem," says the study's lead author, Dr. Andrew Adesman

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: teens, texting and driving, texting while driving

Parents' texting obscures warning to teens

In an online survey of teen drivers with smartphones, while young drivers hear their parents warnings, they see those parents texting "all the time."

Monday - 05/14/2012, 07:10am EDT

Tags: pew research center, smart phone, Neal Augenstein

Texting while driving is No. 1 killer of teens

The not-for-profit Texting Awareness Foundation hopes that statistic from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is enough to convince drivers to put away their phones when they are driving.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 05:32am EDT

Tags: john aaron, Texting Awareness Foundation

LaHood honks when drivers talk or text

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood calls talking or texting while driving his "biggest source of irritation." He takes it very seriously and even looks for violators.

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 01:27pm EST

Tags: Ray LaHood, distracted driving

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Bill would make it easier for Va. police to stop distracted drivers

A startling statistic on traffic deaths in Virginia has reinvigorated calls for stricter texting-while-driving laws there.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 01:48pm EST

Tags: distracted driver, distracted driving, texting