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Illegal To Have Cell Phone In Hand, Even For Only A Moment, While Driving: Ontario Appeal Court

Drivers who have a cell phone in hand are committing an offence, even if not using the phone at the time, Ontario’s top court has decided, overturning an appeal judge. While the driver, Kazemi, was stopped at a stop...more

Proposed NJ Bill Would Permit Police Cell Phone Search But May Help Protect Victim Rights In Car Accidents

Distracted driving in the United States injured an estimated 387,000 people in 2011 and killed 3,000 more. An increasing number of distractions each year involve the use of cell phones. No wonder, then, the New Jersey Senate...more

New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving [Video]

In June of 2013, a New Jersey state senator introduced a bill that would authorize law enforcement officers to temporarily seize and search a motorist's cell phone after an accident to determine if the motorist was distracted...more

Law Allowing Police To Confirm Texting While Driving In Alabama?

A bill recently introduced in another state is being considered in Alabama also. The proposed legislation would allow police to take cellphones from the parties involved in accidents to check and verify if the person was...more

NJ’s Distracted Driving Law: What You Need To Know

In New Jersey and across the country, more and more people are using cell phones, GPS devices and other gadgets while driving. However, while technology can certainly make life on the road easier, if not used responsibly, it...more

New Guidelines For Automakers To Deter Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified and engaged distracted driving as a serious threat to motorists in America. In June of last year, NHTSA released a Blueprint for Ending Distracted...more

New Jersey Contemplates Raising The Bar For Distracted Drivers

In 2012, more than 590 people died in traffic accidents in New Jersey. That was 32 fewer than the previous year— a 5% decrease....more

T-E-X-T-I-N-G: K-I-L-L-S

Distracted driving is a leading cause of automobile accidents in the United States. Emerging as a fundamental factor in driver error, attention to the road decreases as ownership of mobile communication devices soars. In...more

San Diego Teen Drivers and Cell Phones a Dangerous Mix

Teen drivers who are distracted because they are talking or texting on a cell phone have become one of the most dangerous causes of motor vehicle accidents. Despite a growing awareness among drivers of the dangers posed by...more

Pay Attention to This! Distracted Driving in Ontario

Most Ontario drivers are now well aware of the fact that it is illegal to use hand-held devices will driving. Since October 26, 2009, this new law has been in force. The “cell phone while driving ban” was introduced through...more

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