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New Virginia law cracks down on texting while driving

A crackdown is coming on texting while driving in Virginia.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 08:01am EDT

Tags: text and drive, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Martha Mitchell Meade

Improv group combats 'texting and walking' with NYC stunt

To raise awareness about the dangers of walking and texting, an improv group took to the streets of New York City recently and provided "seeing-eye people" for folks whose eyes were stuck on their cellphone screens.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 12:12pm EDT

Tags: walking, Improv, New York City

Fairfax looking to add 911 texting service

Fairfax County is considering updating its 911 emergency system to accept text messages sent to 911, with four major carriers already on board.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 08:26am EST

Tags: 911, derecho, Sharon Bulova, fcc

Texting and dinner: What's acceptable?

Now, a new survey by the University of Southern California finds that age plays a role in how people view texting while eating.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 06:57am EST

Tags: cell phones,

Text messages call out bad parkers (VIDEO)

In San Francisco, a group of neighbors created CurbTXT, a way to alert one another before nasty notes are written or cars are ticketed.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 04:42am EST

Tags: parking, mark segraves, curbtxt,

Emergency call centers to accept texts by 2014

People may be able to text their emergencies to 911 in the next few years.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 02:11pm EST

Tags: call center, 911,

Watch out for texts that say you've won a gift card

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning residents about a text message scam that falsely suggests recipients have won a gift card to a store.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 07:05am EST

Tags: Doug Gansler, scams

Ghosting, the 2012 way to breakup (VIDEO)

Ghosting is a new dating term that refers to when someone breaks up with a significant other by vanishing.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 08:36am EDT

Tags: dating, relationships, del walters, Stephanie Steinberg

Young drivers think they're safe despite distractions

The youngest drivers tend to think it's possible to drive safely while distracted.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:25am EDT

Tags: darci marchese, driving, Bridgestone, teen drivers

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 08:58am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Secret Service, Virginia, ikea, speed cameras, cellphone

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