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Texting and driving victim speaks out about recovery

7:54 PM, Mar 7, 2011

Texting and driving victim talks exclusively with Channel 3's Darrielle Snipes about her recovery.

Wellington: Students Pledge to "X the Text"

3:54 PM, Feb 8, 2011

WELLINGTON -- About a dozen high schools across our region are encouraging students to "X the Text."

Hang Up and Drive: New technology allows you to text and drive safely

2:30 PM, Jan 26, 2011

CLEVELAND -- Texting or talking on the phone while driving is a dangerous habit and against the law in some areas.  But a new service allows you to text, post to Facebook or even compose an email without taking your hands off the wheel.

Hang Up & Drive: Faces of distracted driving

7:30 AM, Nov 17, 2010

The government hopes the real stories of families who have lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident will help convince drivers to put down the phone when behind the wheel.

Technology makes it easier to talk 'hands-free'

11:43 AM, Nov 16, 2010

CLEVELAND -- The Geek Squad at Best Buy talks about the latest gadgets people are buying in order to cut down on driving distractions.

Hang Up & Drive: Statewide texting ban not likely in Ohio

7:30 PM, Nov 15, 2010

CLEVELAND -- As the new "Hang Up & Drive" program urges Northeast Ohio residents not to text or talk on their cell phones while driving, the Ohio Legislature was far from enacting a statewide ban on texting, as 30 other states have already done.

Hang Up and Drive: The dangers of texting and driving

10:25 AM, Nov 15, 2010

CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Distracted driving is to blame for more than 5-thousand deaths in the U.S. last year. That is according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Ohio teens: Pledge to quit texting behind the wheel

5:03 PM, Nov 12, 2010

CLEVELAND --  Drivers under the age of 20 had the highest number of distracted-driving deaths last year.  That's according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Proposed U.S. Senate bill would make it tougher for teens to get a license

11:11 PM, Oct 20, 2010

CLEVELAND -- In a move to lower the number of teens who are killed in traffic accidents, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would raise the minimum standards for getting a driver's license.

Study finds texting laws don't reduce crashes

7:35 AM, Sep 29, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new study says laws that ban texting while driving don't reduce wrecks and might actually increase risks.

Proposal bans texting by haz-mat truck drivers

9:52 AM, Sep 21, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is proposing new rules that would prohibit truck drivers from sending text messages while hauling hazardous materials.

Project: Adults text while driving as much as teens

3:50 PM, Jun 18, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- Parents who warn their teenagers about the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving should also take a look at their own behavior.

Ohio House approves driver texting ban

5:50 PM, Mar 25, 2010

COLUMBUS -- Ohio motorists who text while they drive could be fined up to $150, under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives.

 

Study: Distracted driving laws don't stop crashes

9:10 PM, Jan 29, 2010

WASHINGTON -- A new study from the insurance industry finds that state laws banning wireless calling or texting while driving have not resulted in fewer vehicle crashes.

North Royalton: Cell phone, texting ban in effect soon

10:33 AM, Jan 13, 2010

NORTH ROYALTON -- On Friday, it will become illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving in North Royalton, unless you are using a hands-free device.