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Conn. Lawmakers Want Your Insurance Co. To Know When You Drive Distracted

Frustrated by drivers who ignore Connecticut’s ban on talking and texting on hand-held cellphones, some state legislators want insurance companies to know when their customers break the law.

05/06/2013

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Simulator Teaches Students A Tough Lesson About Texting And Driving

You are automatically 23 times more likely to have a crash if you have a cell phone in your hand, but still, experts say texting while driving has become a deadly epidemic.

04/23/2013

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Drivers In New Jersey Could Face Steep Fines As Sting Operation Targets Distracted Driving

A new undercover, sting operation has police looking for drivers who talk and text behind the wheel.

04/22/2013

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New Poll Shows More Adults Than Teenagers Text While Driving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said about nine people die every day in accidents caused by distracted drivers.

03/28/2013

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State Lawmaker Touts Tougher Distracted Driving Fines In NY Budget Proposal

Under the current law, drivers who talk on a cellphone while driving without a hands-free device face a $100 fine. That penalty would be bumped up to $150.

03/25/2013

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Teen Victim Warns L.I. High School Students Of Distracted Driving Dangers

Distracted driving – talking or texting behind the wheel – can be deadly, as one girl knows all too well.

02/20/2013

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Texting Crackdown Ahead For Danbury Area Drivers

Drivers in the Danbury area may soon find themselves snared for texting behind the wheel and they may be left scratching their heads as to how the violations were discovered.

02/20/2013

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Final Disposition Set In Case Of Jogger Killed By Teen Driver In New Canaan

The end is near for a tragic case that has led to a greater focus on distracted driving in Connecticut.

10/23/2012

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Connecticut Seeks Money To Help Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

New Canaan police have made educating young drivers on the dangers of distracted driving a priority since the tragic accident in March that left a jogger dead and changed the lives of two families.

10/19/2012

Amanda Kloehr is using her own near-death experience with distracted driving to educated others of its dangers. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Uses Near-Death Experience To Discourage Distracted Driving

Drivers on area highways and parkways are being forced to put down their phones and focus on the road. Amanda Kloehr is someone who knows the consequences of distracted driving all too well and is trying to do something about it.

10/19/2012

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NY Issues More Than 20,000 Tickets For Texting At The Wheel In First Year Of Distracted Driving Crackdown

Authorities in New York report issuing more than 20,000 tickets to motorists in the first year under a tougher law against using handheld electronics while driving.

07/12/2012

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New Jersey Officials Urge Motorists To Strap In Their Pets While Driving

Man’s best friend can get you a ticket in New Jersey if your dog is distracting you as you drive.

05/30/2012

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N.J. Couple Blames Both Text Sender And Receiver In Distracted Driving Lawsuit

A New Jersey couple has filed a lawsuit against a young man and his girlfriend who they said were texting each other when the young man crashed his truck into their motorcycle.

05/23/2012

Nassau County officials hold an event to promote teen driving safety - May 16, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

100 Deadliest Days For Teen Drivers Coming Up Soon

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the most dangerous for teenage drivers in America, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

05/17/2012

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New Canaan Police Plan Distracted Driving Forum After Jogger’s Death

After a jogger was killed by a distracted driver, a Connecticut town is planning a forum on the dangers of driving while distracted, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/16/2012

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